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Chicago Judge Shot Outside Home:  A Chicago judge was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting that took place outside of the judge's home early Monday morning. Elvia Malagon, Jeremy Gorner, and Megan Crepeau of the Chicago Tribune report that Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, and a 52-year-old woman were found outside the home around 4:50 a.m. Judge Myles reportedly received multiple gunshot wounds which ultimately lead to his death at a nearby hospital. The woman he was with received a gunshot to the leg and is being treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center. No word yet on the identity of the shooter although authorities believe that cameras installed on the exterior of the judges house may have captured the shooting.

Illegal Immigrants Shoot Up Nightclub: Three foreign nationals, two of which who have been confirmed as illegal immigrants, have been arrested in connection with a shooting at an Arkansas night club. John Binder at Breitbart reports that Illegal immigrant Carlos Hernandez-Garcia, Carlos Santos-Cortez, and 23-year-old illegal immigrant Brayan Adalid-Lozano were arrested after local police arrived on the scene of the El Azteca Night Club shooting.  Cortez was found bleeding from a gunshot wound to his stomach as police arrived at the scene.  He reported being shot at six times by an individual in a red Nissan truck. Santos reportedly stabbed someone in the neck after being attacked. The group of men are being held on a list of charges including battery, assault, and immigration violations.

SCOTUS to Hear Texas Death Penalty Appeal: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear the case of a Honduran National who was sentenced to death for a murder he was convicted of committing in 1995. Jolie Mcullogh at the Texas Tribune reports that Carlos Ayestas and his counsel contend that if the jury in his trial had been aware of his cocaine addiction and unaware of his status as an illegal alien, he might not have been sentenced to death for the killing.  During the burglary of her home, Ayestas and two others bound 67-year-old Santiaga Paneque with duct tape before beating her and strangling her to death.  The defense argues that Ayestas' death sentence was improper because his trial attorney did not present evidence of his drug use and mental impairment.  

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My spider sense is tingling about SCOTUS taking up that Texas DP case...on its face it doesn't seem like something necessitating SCOTUS review.

It will be interesting to see if the Court buys the "they shouldn't have told the jury he's an illegal" nonsense.

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