Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Trump hammers 9th Circuit after Roberts’ defense

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/18, 12:44 pm

Chief Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump sparred this week over perceived bias in the federal judiciary. The spat arose after U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, an appointee of President Barack Obama, issued a temporary stop Monday to a Trump executive order that would have granted asylum only to immigrants who legally enter the country. Speaking with reporters, Trump remarked that Tigar was an “Obama judge.”

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Fire fact and fiction

Science | What science really says about climate change and California’s deadly blazes
by Julie Borg & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/21/18, 06:59 pm

With one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history still smoldering, climate change is taking much of the blame.

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Judge overturns Mississippi’s 15-week abortion law

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/21/18, 01:44 pm

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that protected unborn babies from abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that the law “unequivocally” violated women’s constitutional rights. “The record is clear: States may not ban abortions prior to viability,” said Reeves, citing Supreme Court rulings.

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