US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 19 August 2017
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 19 August 2017

Here’s the domestic legal news we covered this week:

A married same-sex couple filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against a former employer on Thursday in the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] that alleges the company discriminated by refusing to provide spousal health insurance.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Thursday announced a settlement in a lawsuit against two psychologists who devised the torture techniques used on three former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prisoners.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown [official website] signed a bill [text, PDF] into law on Tuesday that expands access to abortions and birth control.
A three-judge panel for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas [official website] held [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday that two congressional districts were invalid.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions [official website] on Saturday announced a federal civil rights investigation into the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
President Donald Trump [official profile] signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act [text, PDF] on Saturday that will allocate $2.1 billion in government funds to the Veterans Choice Fund, and an additional $1.8 billion [LA Times report] to core VA health programs and medical facility leases.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner [official website] signed SB 189 [text, PDF] on Friday removing the statutes of limitations on certain sexual abuse crimes.