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2019-08-20 12:48:38
by Dan McCue
Top CDC Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint

WASHINGTON - Dr. George Luber, one of the federal government's top experts on the health impacts of climate change is... Read More

WASHINGTON - Dr. George Luber, one of the federal government's top experts on the health impacts of climate change is seeking whistleblower protection due to retaliation he claims he's faced since speaking out against the Trump administration's efforts to end... Read More

2019-08-15 17:04:02
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Bans Paperless Voting Machines in Georgia for 2020 Elections

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to stop using its "unsecure ... and grossly outdated" voting machines after this... Read More

A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to stop using its "unsecure ... and grossly outdated" voting machines after this year and to have hand-marked paper ballots at the ready if new, more secure machines aren't in place by the... Read More

2019-08-09 23:10:03
by Dan McCue
'Choose Your Ride' Drunk Driving Vehicle a Minor Sensation in North Charleston

North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess knew he had to do something. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... Read More

North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess knew he had to do something. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced South Carolina led the nation in drunk driving fatalities, with 44% of all auto accident deaths involving at least... Read More

2019-08-06 20:34:14
by Dan McCue
Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release... Read More

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. "Today we have taken decisive action in federal court challenging California’s... Read More

2019-08-06 20:27:25
by Dan McCue
Blue Dogs Back Legislation to Combat Domestic Terrorism Threats

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Blue Dog Coalition... Read More

WASHINGTON - In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats announced its endorsement Tuesday of H.R. 1931, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019, a bill aimed at... Read More

2019-08-02 20:43:59
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Tosses Trump Asylum Policy, Calling it 'Contrary to Law'

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday tossed a Trump administration policy that would only allow migrants who enter the... Read More

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday tossed a Trump administration policy that would only allow migrants who enter the country through legal ports of entry to apply for asylum. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss, an Obama... Read More

2019-07-25 21:52:34
by Dan McCue
Justice Department to Resume Federal Executions

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades. In a written statement, the Department said Attorney General William Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to adopt... Read More

2019-07-23 20:44:26
by Dan McCue
Cuomo Signs Bill Outlawing Revenge Porn in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday outlawing the “dissemination or publication of an intimate image” intended to cause emotional... Read More

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday outlawing the “dissemination or publication of an intimate image” intended to cause emotional or other harm to the person captured in the photo or video. The law not only makes it a Class... Read More

2019-07-16 21:15:50
by Tom Ramstack
Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed

WASHINGTON -- Some of Washington’s prominent legal organizations and lawmakers are scrambling to address the nation’s illegal immigration crisis while... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Some of Washington’s prominent legal organizations and lawmakers are scrambling to address the nation’s illegal immigration crisis while courts confront a hopeless backlog of cases. They are proposing new procedures to manage the flood of illegal immigrants being... Read More

2019-07-11 19:05:30
by Elin Johnson
New Jersey Governor Signs New Legislation and Temporarily Freezes Part of Budget

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation this past week, including bills that expand patient access to... Read More

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation this past week, including bills that expand patient access to medical marijuana, ensure the health benefits and compensation to 9/11 responders, and prohibit utilities from cutting the power off on... Read More

2019-07-10 19:48:58
by Dan McCue
Fourth Circuit Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Over Trump's D.C. Hotel

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit... Read More

WASHINGTON - The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to President Trump Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit claiming he's been illegally profiting from foreign and state government officials who stay at his luxury hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.... Read More

2019-07-09 17:48:20
by Dan McCue
Trump Can't Block Critics From Twitter Account, Appeals Court Says

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking his critics' posts from his Twitter account, a... Read More

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking his critics' posts from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Earlier this year during oral arguments, Justice Department attorney Jennifer Utrecht argued Trump's Twitter account... Read More

2019-06-28 20:53:06
by Sean Trambley
Legislation Gives Feds New Tools to Target Chinese and Foreign Fentanyl Traffickers

As the opioid crisis continues to devastate families and communities across the country, a new bipartisan bill, the Fentanyl Sanctions... Read More

As the opioid crisis continues to devastate families and communities across the country, a new bipartisan bill, the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, promises to put more teeth in efforts to curb the activities of Chinese and other traffickers of Fentanyl and... Read More

2019-06-28 20:27:14
by Dan McCue
Holder Vows to Shift Partisan Gerrymandering Fight to the States

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering appears likely only to intensify efforts in the states to end the practice that allows both political parties to put... Read More

2019-06-25 20:49:07
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Employees’ Lawsuit Reinstated for Data Breach of Personal Information

WASHINGTON - Federal employees will get their day in court after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week... Read More

WASHINGTON - Federal employees will get their day in court after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that their lawsuit over an Office of Personnel Management data breach can be reinstated. A trial court dismissed the lawsuit... Read More

2019-06-24 21:13:23
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Weighs In On Property Rights

WASHINGTON - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that property owners can go directly to federal court with claims... Read More

WASHINGTON - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that property owners can go directly to federal court with claims that state and local officials are depriving them of the use of their property. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the... Read More

2019-06-24 21:08:54
by Dan McCue
FOIA Doesn't Entitle Newspaper to Private Business Information

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the media and general public are not entitled to every bit... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the media and general public are not entitled to every bit of information a government body collects about private businesses. The underlying case came to the high court from South Dakota... Read More

2019-06-24 20:59:28
by Dan McCue
Trademark Law Restricting 'Scandalous' Speech Found Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of the federal trademark law that prohibited businesses from registering... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of the federal trademark law that prohibited businesses from registering marks that some might see as scandalous or immoral. The ruling is a victory for the fashion brand FUCT, and... Read More

2019-06-21 20:09:15
by Dan McCue
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power

Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, on... Read More

Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, on Friday, a win for state Republicans, but one that might be only temporary. The victory was on procedural grounds only,... Read More

2019-06-21 12:47:32
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay

WASHINGTON - A large, cross-shaped memorial to the dead of World War I that has stood in the grassy median... Read More

WASHINGTON - A large, cross-shaped memorial to the dead of World War I that has stood in the grassy median of a local roadway for nearly a century, can stay right where it is, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read More

2019-06-17 19:42:27
by Dan McCue
Trials for Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court Allowed

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a longstanding rule allowing both state and federal prosecutors to pursue charges... Read More

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a longstanding rule allowing both state and federal prosecutors to pursue charges against the same individual for the same crime. The 7-2 decision handed down by the justices preserves an exception to... Read More

2019-06-17 19:38:40
by Dan McCue
Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map... Read More

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map considered to be favorable to Democrats, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 ruling comes in a case... Read More

2019-06-13 11:33:02
by Dan McCue
House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Barr, Ross in Contempt

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the addition of a citizenship question to the... Read More

2019-06-04 19:56:06
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of... Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of whether a state can be sued for using another's copyrighted work without permission. At the center of the case are... Read More

2019-05-31 19:35:22
by Dan McCue
Circuit Judge Blocks Missouri from Suspending License of State's Only Abortion Clinic

A circuit court judge in St. Louis on Friday stepped in to block Missouri officials from taking away the license... Read More

A circuit court judge in St. Louis on Friday stepped in to block Missouri officials from taking away the license of the state's only abortion clinic. The decision by St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Michael Stelzer to issue a temporary... Read More

2019-05-29 20:35:53
by Dan McCue
Special Counsel Mueller Makes First Public Statement on Russia Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement on the Trump-Russia investigation Wednesday, reiterating that if his investigators "had... Read More

Special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement on the Trump-Russia investigation Wednesday, reiterating that if his investigators "had confidence the president had not committed a crime, we would have said so," but beyond that saying very little. Mueller... Read More

2019-05-24 20:40:26
by Dan McCue
ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Friday to block an Alabama law that... Read More

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Friday to block an Alabama law that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. The... Read More

2019-05-21 21:46:30
by Tom Ramstack
DC Radio Station Must Register As Russian Agent, Judge Rules

WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C. radio station must register as a foreign agent because of its persistent broadcasts of Russian... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C. radio station must register as a foreign agent because of its persistent broadcasts of Russian news and information that critics describe as propaganda, a federal judge ruled last week. This week, the Justice Department hailed... Read More

2019-05-21 21:28:50
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Agrees to Keep Seal in Place in Cohen Campaign Finance Probe

A federal Judge in New York agreed to continue to seal search warrant materials related to an investigation of campaign... Read More

A federal Judge in New York agreed to continue to seal search warrant materials related to an investigation of campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The decision by U.S. District Judge William Pauley III... Read More

2019-05-21 21:20:38
by Dan McCue
McGahn Defies Subpoena, No-Show at House Hearing

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Tuesday opened the panel's hearing on Russia interference in the 2016 election by... Read More

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Tuesday opened the panel's hearing on Russia interference in the 2016 election by warning the visibly absent former White House Counsel Don McGahn that he will be held in contempt for failing to... Read More

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