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 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.
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.