What We’re Following
All Eyes on Britain: The polls have closed in a national referendum in the United Kingdom that will determine whether the country will remain in the European Union, of which it’s been a member since 1973, or leave, aka “Brexit,” the 28-country political and economic bloc. Anti-Brexit campaigners say a departure would have disastrous effects on Britain’s economy, while pro-Brexit advocates say the EU exerts too much power over the country. There are no exit polls for this vote, so Britons will have to wait until early Friday morning to learn the future of Britain’s relationship with the EU.
Baltimore’s High-Profile Police Case: One of six police officers arrested in the high-profile death of a 25-year-old black man in Maryland last year was found not guilty of all seven charges, including second-degree depraved heart murder. Officer Caesar Goodson was driving the van in which Freddie Gray was fatally injured in April 2015. His case has been considered the centerpiece of the trials of the officers charged with Gray’s death; the trial of one officer ended in a hung jury, and another was acquitted.
The Bump in Obama’s Bucket List: The U.S. Supreme Court announced a deadlock in a major legal challenge to President Obama’s immigration plan, effectively crippling the administration’s plans to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. When the justices split 4-4, the lower court’s decision became the last word on the matter, which means an injunction from a federal district judge against Obama’s plan from February 2015 stands.