LEGAL NEWS & COMMENTARY

Senate Democrats blocked the coronavirus economic rescue package on Sunday because the package favored corporations and did not do enough to support aid individuals facing unemployment and loss of income. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was introduced by Senate Republicans on Thursday. The CARES Act was estimated to inject nearly [...]

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Ohio Governor DeWine and Louisiana Governor Edwards are the most recent to issue a statewide “stay at home” order Sunday. Both states are ordering residents to stay home and only leave for essential services such as retrieving groceries or medication. These states are among multiple that have issued similar orders during the COVID-19 outbreak. Ohio’s [...]

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) asked Congress to grant the US Attorney General emergency powers to ask federal judges to pause court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a POLITICO report Saturday. Federal judges already have the power to pause court proceedings in their individual courts during emergencies. However, the DOJ contends that this [...]

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US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin issued a notice on Friday that tax day is deferred to July 15, following President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act. In an effort to reduce the economic impact of COVID-19, the current administration is seeking ways to mitigate the damage. The administration already introduced [...]

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