Officers of the United States survey ship Washington found the Amistad in a state of distress, bearing 53 Africans and the two Spaniards who purchased them in Cuba with the intention of trading them into slavery there. The Africans had mutinied, however, and attempted to have the Spanish owners sail them back to Africa. Two lawsuits ensued. The Washington officers brought the first case to federal district court over salvage claims while the second case began in a Connecticut court after the state arrested the Spanish traders on charges of enslaving free Africans.
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AP — Some victims of child sexual abuse might have to wait two years or more to pursue legal claims because of a major bureaucratic bungle that prompted angry denunciations across the political spectrum Monday and the resignation of Pennsylvania's top state elections official. As a result, no statewide referendum to add it to the state constitution may be possible before , Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is leaving her job Friday and both the state inspector general and the Legislature will look into the matter. Tom Wolf said in a statement. The proposed constitutional amendment would give now-adult victims of childhood sexual abuse a two-year reprieve — a so-called window — from time limits in state law that otherwise bar them from suing perpetrators or institutions that may have covered it up. Many lost the right to sue when they turned 18 or were young adults, depending on state law at the time.
Dick Cheney entered politics in Beginning as an intern for the Senate, Cheney quickly rose to power by first becoming an aide to the Wisconsin governor, then working for President Richard Nixon 's administration in He served as Gerald Ford 's chief of staff from to , then served six terms in Congress before being appointed secretary of defense by President George H. Bush in