US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 17 March 2018

US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 17 March 2018

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

The US Treasury Department imposed new economic sanctions [press release] Thursday on 19 Russian individuals and five entities for their interference in the 2016 US election, and a number of other destructive cyber-attacks.
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] on Thursday vacated [opinion, PDF] the Department of Labor [official website] Fiduciary Rule by a vote of 2-1.
The US House of Representatives [official website] on Wednesday voted 407-10 [roll-call, text] to approve HR 4909 [text, PDF], a bill that seeks to increase funding for security and safety in schools.

Titled “STOP School Violence Act of 2018,” the bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act [text, PDF] of 1968 (the Omnibus Act).

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed [complaint] a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration Thursday for its “arbitrary detention” of asylum seekers.
Indiana’s House approved a bill [SB 419 materials] Wednesday that lifts prohibitions that kept those previously protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [JURIST news archive] program from obtaining professional licenses for dozens of occupations including cosmetology and nursing.
The US Senate on Tuesday approved the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act [text, PDF], which implements several changes to the laws implemented following the 2008 financial crisis.
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday upheld [opinion, PDF] the US Department of Labor (DOL) [official website] fiduciary rule.
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a transgender student must be permitted to use both the restroom and locker room that is “in alignment with their gender identity.”

Max Brennan, the plaintiff in the matter, is a 15-year-old student at the St.

The Idaho House of Representatives [official website] passed a bill [text, PDF] on Monday requiring the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare [official website] to provide information to women seeking abortions about reversing a medical abortion once it has begun.

The bill is based on a study [text, PDF] in which six pregnant women took mifepristone, a medication used to induce abortions, and four were allegedly able to continue their pregnancies after taking various levels of progesterone.

The US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Monday granted a summary judgment [opinion text] against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] Administrator Scott Pruitt, ordering the agency to comply with a new disclosure deadline after missing the first statutory deadline.