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Federal Judge Blocks California Law to Force Disclosure of Trump’s Tax Returns Taxes
Federal Judge Blocks California Law to Force Disclosure of Trump’s Tax Returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Donald Trump but a decision... Read More

New Reporting Details How FBI Limited Investigation of Kavanaugh Allegations Supreme Court
New Reporting Details How FBI Limited Investigation of Kavanaugh Allegations

WASHINGTON — As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh prepares for his second year on the Supreme Court, new reporting has detailed how the limits ordered by the White House and Senate Republicans last year constrained the FBI investigation into allegations of... Read More

Appeals Court Upholds Strengthened Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Environment
Appeals Court Upholds Strengthened Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
2019-09-13 21:21:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld an Obama-era update of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule designed to protect downwind states from coal plant air pollution that blows across their borders. Congress enacted... Read More

California Supreme Court Lets New Death Penalty Cases Proceed, Despite Moratorium Criminal Justice
California Supreme Court Lets New Death Penalty Cases Proceed, Despite Moratorium

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Thursday rejected attempts from two men to block prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against them, indicating the court will not stop new death sentences from being imposed, even as Gov. Gavin... Read More

Appeals Court Says Ohio Execution Protocol Doesn’t Cause Unconstitutional Pain Criminal Justice
Appeals Court Says Ohio Execution Protocol Doesn’t Cause Unconstitutional Pain

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that just because an inmate feels like he’s being suffocated after a lethal injection, that doesn’t amount to cruel and unusual punishment. A three-judge panel of the court,... Read More

How Long Is a Life Sentence? For Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, a Philosophical Quandary Criminal Justice
How Long Is a Life Sentence? For Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, a Philosophical Quandary

PHILADELPHIA — What’s the meaning of “life?” That’s a question Pennsylvania’s highest court will ponder Wednesday, as it follows other courts around the country in grappling with the question of how many years in prison constitute a life sentence. And... Read More

Tent Courthouses for Migrants to Open Along Texas Border Immigration
Tent Courthouses for Migrants to Open Along Texas Border

LAREDO, Texas — Workers climbed atop a massive new U.S. immigration tent court on the banks of the Rio Grande at dawn Monday, adding the last few nails to the white roof, as generators hummed. A line of people snaked... Read More

Federal Judge Reinstates Nationwide Injunction Against Trump’s Asylum Rule Immigration
Federal Judge Reinstates Nationwide Injunction Against Trump’s Asylum Rule

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge reinstated a nationwide injunction Monday against a Trump administration rule that would deny asylum to most immigrants at the southern border. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, citing the need for a uniform immigration... Read More

Reporter’s White House Press Pass Reinstated by Judge After Altercation Media
Reporter’s White House Press Pass Reinstated by Judge After Altercation
2019-09-06 14:27:59
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A federal judge reinstated the White House press pass of Playboy magazine reporter Brian Karem Tuesday after it was taken away by the Trump administration’s press secretary. Karem lost his press pass in July after a loud altercation... Read More

Judge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide Immigration
Judge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge signaled he will probably block the Trump administration from enforcing restrictions on asylum applications anywhere along the Mexican border while the legality of the policy announced in July is being challenged. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence State News
Texas Democrats Push for Special Session on Gun Violence

AUSTIN, Texas — Arguing that there has been enough talk without action, Texas Democrats launched a campaign Wednesday urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call the Legislature into an emergency session on gun violence, evoking responses that revealed a rift in... Read More

California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping State News
California Becomes First State to Ban Fur Trapping

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has enacted a new ban on fur trapping for animal pelts, making it the first state to outlaw a centuries-old livelihood that was intertwined with the rise of the Western frontier. The Wildlife Protection Act of... Read More

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