A man was hospitalized Friday after being shot in South Los Angeles.The shooting happened about 7 p.m. in the 8100 block of West Broadway near West Wilshire Boulevard.Authorities said a 27-year-old man was approached by two suspects and one of them pulled a handgun and attempted to rob him.The victim managed to get away and then drove himself to a hospital.The man told hospital staff he was shot twice in the hip. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead at the hospital.An investigation is underway at the location and more charges are possible.Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to contact LAPD’s South Central Division at 213-976-9040.
(Reuters) – Federal Judge Robert Jones ruled on Thursday that two Nevada ranchers can receive the payment the U.S. government owes them for grazing the federal Bureau of Land Management’s public lands.
FILE PHOTO: Cliven Bundy supporters cheer near Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada, United States, April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
In a one-page opinion, Jones said the government must pay $5,000 per year to cover the cost of grazing at the Gold Butte NPS area, a place where Nevada ranchers like Bundy have set up their “patrolling” ranch on federal lands.
But the judge said he could set aside the pay and pay the ranchers instead in cash.
Judge Jones was appointed to the case last year by former President Barack Obama.
Jones, a Republican appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, said the court was making a rare order to overturn a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows federal land agencies to set aside the pay on public land because it is an unconstitutional payment “under the Fourth Amendment.”
Jones’ decision to settle the cases came after federal lawyers said they would seek to dismiss Jones’ order under a rarely employed tool of the U.S. government, which he called a “very unusual use of administrative law.”
Although the federal government says it cannot unilaterally decide who receives what from its public lands, it can set aside payments and pay the ranchers. The payments are meant to cover the cost of providing “cattle and other animal fodder for grazing on public lands” and other costs the government says are imposed when public lands are managed by states.
But the ranchers argue the payments are necessary to cover some of their expenses and the Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that the grazing program
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