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President Trump declared a national emergency today in a press conference at the White House Rose Garden. Trump did not cite the provision he would use to declare the emergency but did state that under the Stafford Act he had “very strong emergency powers…and if I need to do something, I’ll do it.” If the [...]

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The California Superior Court of San Diego imposed a $344 million civil penalty Wednesday for damages caused by Johnson & Johnson’s pelvic mesh products. The people of California filed the lawsuit in November 2016, accusing Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. of misrepresenting the risks and complications of pelvic mesh devices to doctors and patients [...]

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The Florida Supreme Court sided with Governor Ron DeSantis in advisory opinion issued Thursday, finding that felons must pay all their legal fines before voting. In November 2018 the Florida electorate voted to restore voting rights to all convicted felons with a constitutional amendment. As part of the implementation of the new amendment, Amendment 4, [...]

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After hours of short speeches, the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The historic vote followed party lines with Republicans voting against impeachment and only one independent voting for it. Two Democrats, Representatives Collin Peterson and Jeff Van Drew, opposed the [...]

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Four legal scholars appeared before the US House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to help guide the conversation on the constitutional standard for impeachment. On Tuesday the Intelligence Committee concluded their investigation and approved a report recommending impeachment. Wednesday’s hearings mark a new phase in the impeachment process as the Judiciary Committee decides whether to draft [...]

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Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson of the US District Court of the District of Columbia on Wednesday issued a stay of her ruling made earlier this week, which compels former White House counsel, Don McGahn, to testify before the House impeachment inquiry. In response to Jackson’s ruling, the Department of Justice requested the temporary stay on [...]

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The US House Intelligence Committee heard testimony Wednesday morning from Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the EU, followed by testimony from Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affiars, and David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, in the evening. In his opening statement, Sondland emphasized that he agreed [...]

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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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Lawmakers in New Zealand approved a bill on Thursday that aims to reduce the country’s non-biogenetic greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050. The Zero Carbon Bill provides a framework for limiting average global temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as set forth in the Paris Agreement. The bill establishes a Climate Change Commission, [...]

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