Acting AG said judges should be Christian
Donald Trump’s new acting attorney general once said that judges should be Christian and proposed blocking nonreligious people from judicial appointments. Matthew Whitaker, who was made acting AG on Wednesday after Trump fired Jeff Sessions, said judges needed a “biblical view of justice” and questioned the judgment of secular lawyers at a conservative forum in April 2014, when he was a candidate for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Iowa.
Wildfires ravaging California
Fast-moving wildfires prompted tens of thousands of people to flee their homes on short notice in Northern and Southern California, including 75,000 in and around Los Angeles. By Thursday night, it was apparent that Paradise, a town of 27,000 people north of Sacramento, had been devastated by fire. “Pretty much, the community of Paradise is destroyed – it’s that kind of devastation,” said Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean. “The wind that was predicted came and just wiped it out.”