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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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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that an agreement signed by a couple seeking in vitro fertilization to destroy the pre-embryos in the event of a divorce should be upheld as a valid contract. Timothy Goodwin and Jennifer Bilbao signed an agreement with a facility to store the remaining pre-embryos after their fertility treatment. [...]

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The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the Greenwood Village Police Department acted lawfully when they destroyed Leo Lech’s home. The police pursued a suspected criminal, Robert Seacat, to Lech’s house, where they entered into a 19-hour standoff with the police that left the home uninhabitable. The police used increasingly aggressive tactics [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a proposed rule change on Monday that would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect DNA samples from detained immigrants. The proposed rule will change how the DOJ implements the DNA and fingerprint Act of 2005, which authorized the collection of DNA samples from individuals arrested [...]

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