A different portrait of Jamiel Shaw II | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times e had friends in the Rollin’ 20s, part of the deadly Bloods gang, and was known by the nickname Deuces Wild. When he was shot and killed, he was wearing a red belt with black skulls and the number 20 associated with the gang. Could this be the very same Jamiel Shaw II, the innocent high school athlete who was killed by an undocumented immigrant and alleged gang member in what many believe was a racially motivated shooting?
How Trump Can Reshape the Courts – Bloomberg View In practice, that means the appeals courts will remain an important bulwark against any Trump policies or laws that moderate to liberal Democratic judicial appointees consider unlawful. And that’s what political scientists consider the central function of judicial review: balancing shifts in political power by entrenching a check left behind by prior administrations. Should Trump get to replace one or more of the liberal Supreme Court justices, the Supreme Court could be expected to overturn appellate decisions it considers too liberal. But even if that happens, it will take some time. And the justices review only a tiny percentage of the appellate cases decided every year. When it comes to shaping the law, the appellate courts are extremely important — and for the moment, they remain very much in the Obama mold.