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Public impeachment hearings in the inquiry into US President Donald Trump began Wednesday. Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff opened the first day of hearings by establishing the stakes of the investigation. Schiff began by calling Trump’s actions—seeking inquiries into political rival Joe Biden through the Ukrainian government—into question, stating, “If this is not impeachable conduct, what [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Wednesday denied President Donald Trump’s petition for a rehearing en banc of his challenge of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s subpoena of his tax returns. Earlier this year, a three-judge panel of the appeals court had upheld a lower court’s ruling that [...]

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The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) Wednesday claiming that the WEC violated state law when it failed to deactivate approximately 234,000 voters.  These voters had been flagged as possibly relocated based on records from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the US Postal Service. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday reversed, in part, a decision barring two religious schools in Florida from conveying prayers over a loudspeaker before a state championship football game. In 2015 Cambridge Christian School and University Christian School faced off in the Division 2A State football game. The football game was [...]

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The New Zealand Parliament voted Wednesday to send the End of Life Choice Bill to a public vote. The bill itself provides certain citizens with terminal illnesses the option to receive medical assistance in order to end their lives. There are a number of requirements that one must meet in order to be eligible to [...]

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Scotland’s Court of Sessions, its highest civil court, ruled Wednesday to legalize lock-change evictions against failed asylum seekers. In this case, a failed asylum seeker tenant sued a landlord that evicted the asylum seeker by changing the locks on the rental unit without a court order. The landlord served the asylum seeker an eviction notice after [...]

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US District Judge Robert Lasnik ruled Tuesday against a decision by the Trump administration to allow blueprints of 3D-printed guns to be shared online. Lasnik found that the administration violated federal law in allowing a Texas company to publish blueprints of this kind on their organization’s website. Since 2013, the federal government has maintained that [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in cases concerning race discrimination in contracting and bankruptcy. The first involves whether a plaintiff must show in its pleadings that the defendant’s action would not have been taken but for the alleged discrimination. And the second will decide whether an order denying a creditor’s motion to [...]

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The FBI released its annual hate crimes report for 2018 on Tuesday. The largest motivation behind 2018 hate crimes were the victim’s race, ancestry and ethnicity, which made up 59.6 percent of the crimes in 2018. However, the total tally of hate crimes decreased by 55, totaling 7,120 for 2018. The report was created using agencies [...]

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