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10th Circuit Sides With ‘Faithless Electors’ in Colorado 2016 Election Case Political News
10th Circuit Sides With ‘Faithless Electors’ in Colorado 2016 Election Case
2019-08-22 14:01:32
by Dan McCue

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that three presidential electors from Colorado were unconstitutionally forced to cast their Electoral College votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016. The ruling by a divided 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a... Read More

White House Advances Plan for Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families Immigration
White House Advances Plan for Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families
2019-08-21 20:17:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled new regulations that would allow it to indefinitely detain migrant families who cross the southwestern border illegally. The regulations, which will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, voids a long-standing... Read More

Maryland Marijuana Case Sets Standard For Police Searches Of Crime Suspects State News
Maryland Marijuana Case Sets Standard For Police Searches Of Crime Suspects
2019-08-21 18:19:03
by Tom Ramstack

A ruling last week by Maryland’s highest court is likely to help redefine the criminal law of marijuana possession as states nationwide search for new legal standards. A unanimous Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that police who smell marijuana can... Read More

Ways And Means Chairman Cites ‘Credible Allegations’ Of Misconduct In Presidential Tax Audit Political News
Ways And Means Chairman Cites ‘Credible Allegations’ Of Misconduct In Presidential Tax Audit

WASHINGTON — The House Ways and Means Committee said it had received “credible allegations” from a federal employee of potentially “inappropriate efforts to influence” the IRS’ mandatory audit of presidential tax returns. References to the unexplained allegations were in a... Read More

Kentucky Supreme Court To Decide Suit Over Shop’s Refusal To Make Gay Pride T-Shirts State News
Kentucky Supreme Court To Decide Suit Over Shop’s Refusal To Make Gay Pride T-Shirts

LEXINGTON, Ky.—More than seven years after a Lexington shop refused to make T-shirts for the 2012 Lexington Pride Festival, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments Friday about whether or not the company violated the city’s Fairness Ordinance. Before the... Read More

Georgia Supreme Court: Are Data Breach Victims Entitled To Damages? Litigation
Georgia Supreme Court: Are Data Breach Victims Entitled To Damages?

ATLANTA — In the spring of 2016, a cyber thief calling himself the “Dark Overlord” hacked into the databases of a Clarke County medical clinic and emerged with the personal information of an estimated 200,000 patients. The Athens Orthopedic Clinic... Read More

Adnan Syed’s Attorneys Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Hear ‘Serial’ Case Supreme Court
Adnan Syed’s Attorneys Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Hear ‘Serial’ Case

BALTIMORE — Attorneys for Adnan Syed, the subject of the “Serial” podcast, are trying to take his case to the Supreme Court. The petition, filed Monday after an extended deadline, asks the justices to reverse a ruling by Maryland’s highest... Read More

Federal Appeals Judge Removed from Case After Dispute Over Climate Change Seminar Courts
Federal Appeals Judge Removed from Case After Dispute Over Climate Change Seminar
2019-08-20 19:02:46
by Tom Ramstack

A Washington, D.C. federal appeals court judge was removed from an upcoming high-profile environmental case last week after a dispute with a second judge over what was supposed to be a harmless invitation. It started with a simple advisory email... Read More

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

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

Feds Probe Barstool Sports For ‘Crazed’ Founder David Portnoy’s Anti-Union Tweet In The News
Feds Probe Barstool Sports For ‘Crazed’ Founder David Portnoy’s Anti-Union Tweet

A federal agency is probing Barstool Sports for comments its “crazed” founder David Portnoy made threatening to fire any employee who contacted a union supporter, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Barstool Sports… through its crazed president, Dave Portnoy, has threatened... Read More

Court Upholds Ruling That Children Held at Border Have Adequate Food, Bedding Law
Court Upholds Ruling That Children Held at Border Have Adequate Food, Bedding

SAN FRANCISCO — In a closely watched case, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide children detained at the border with adequate food, water, bedding, toothbrushes and soap. A three-judge panel of the 9th... Read More

Congressmen Influenced Trump Into Backing Off Commuting Blagojevich’s Sentence Law
Congressmen Influenced Trump Into Backing Off Commuting Blagojevich’s Sentence

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., confirmed he spoke with President Donald Trump and his acting chief of staff just before the president backed off of his consideration of commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’ prison sentence. Trump had brought up... Read More

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