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US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 16 September 2017

[JURIST] Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week:

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that the Trump administration cannot withhold grants to so-called "sanctuary cities," issuing a nationwide injunction.
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that the Trump administration cannot withhold grants to so-called "sanctuary cities," issuing a nationwide injunction.
US Senator Elizabeth Warren [official website] on Friday introduced a bill [text, PDF] and announced an investigation [press release] into the recent Equifax breach.
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On Thursday, the California State Legislature [official website] passed [vote record] SB 2 [text], an affordable housing bill.
Three former Google employees filed a lawsuit [complaint] Thursday accusing the company of wage discrimination against women.
The Minnesota Supreme Court [official website] overruled [opinion, PDF] part of a state disorderly conduct statute on Wednesday, saying that it violated the First Amendment because it is "overbroad." Minnesota Statues 609.72, subd.
A group of individuals represented by the American Civil Liberties Union [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts [official website] challenging the "searches and seizures of smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices" at the borders.
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) [official website] on Wednesday introduced [press release] his "Medicare for all" bill.
A coalition of rights groups, led by Human Rights First [advocacy website], called [press release] on the US Departments of State and Treasury [official websites] Wednesday to use the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act [text] to sanction foreign citizens accused of human violations and corruption.
The House of Representatives [government website] on Tuesday passed a joint resolution [text], now awaiting President Donald Trump's signature, which condemns both the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the hate groups involved.
The state of Ohio executed convicted killer Gary Otte Wednesday morning after the US Supreme Court [official website] denied [text, PDF] his request for a stay on Tuesday night.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked two lower court rulings that mandated the redrawing of Texas congressional and state legislative districts [orders, PDF].
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced [press release] on Tuesday that it will be not pursue charges against the six Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray, finding there was insufficient evidence prove beyond a reasonable doubt that officers willfully violated federal civil rights.
A judge of the New Hampshire Superior Court [official court] on Tuesday blocked [order, PDF] SB 3 [materials], a New Hampshire law that would have potentially imposed a fine or potential jail time if voters did not submit proof of residence within 10 days of registering to vote.
California filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Monday against the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [official website], alleging the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [USCIS materials] program is unconstitutional.
US Supreme Court [official website] Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order [text, PDF] Monday staying a lower court ruling, allowing enforcement of the Trump administration travel ban against refugees.

The Justice Department had filed an emergency application [text, PDF] to block a Ninth Circuit decision [opinion, PDF] that would have exempted refugees from the ban.

The Ninth Circuit weighed in on what constitutes a bona fide relationship, in accordance with a previous Supreme Court order in relation to the travel ban.

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