Here’s the domestic legal news we covered this week:
President Trump announced new tariffs Thursday in two separate proclamations, one for imports of steel
[text] and one for aluminum
The Florida House of Representatives
[official website] on Wednesday approved Bill 7026
[text], the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” 67-50
[roll call] in order to to provide stricter guidelines on firearms safety.
A group of private cryptocurrency traders on Thursday filed
[complaint, PDF] a class action lawsuit alleging that employees of the San Francisco based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase
[corporate website] engaged in insider trading of Bitcoin Cash.
The class action lawsuit was filed at a California district court by cryptocurrency trader Jeffery Berk on behalf of himself and other traders who claim to have suffered monetary damages as a result of the alleged insider trading at Coinbase.
In August Coinbase initially stated that it would not support Bitcoin Cash until January 2018.
A federal judge in Maryland on Monday rejected
[PDF, text] a challenge to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Child Arrival (DACA) program, an Obama-era immigration policy that protects undocumented children.
Virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, can be regulated by federal agencies just like other commodities, according to a federal court order
[text, PDF] issued Tuesday.
The National Immigrant Justice Center
(NIJC) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit
[complaint, PDF] in federal court on Monday in Washington, DC, alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) [official website] consistently fails in following guidelines in federal statute by transferring immigrant teenagers into adult detention facilities upon turning 18.
The complaint was brought on behalf of teenagers who came unattended to the US and were moved from government shelters to detention centers upon turning 18.
The Florida Senate
[official website] passed a bill
[text, PDF] on Monday that would raise the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21 and require a three-day waiting period for most firearm purchases.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee
[official bio] signed
[press release] a bill
[materials] on Monday to protect net neutrality, making Washington the first state to pass such a bill.
The US Supreme Court on Monday held
[opinion, PDF] that the US government had the authority to bring an action against New Mexico alleging that they violated the Rio Grande Compact
[statute], an agreement between Colorado, Texas and New Mexico to perpetuate the equitable division of water from the Rio Grande River.
The compact, approved by Congress in 1939, requires Colorado to deliver a specified amount of water annually to New Mexico at the state line and directs New Mexico to deliver a specified amount of water to a reservoir 100 miles inside its border.