A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction Friday against President Donald Trump’s proposed plan for funding the border wall for exceeding executive branch authority under the Appropriations Act. Trump issued a proclamation in February declaring a national emergency on the southern border of the US [...]

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Two associates of US President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani were arrested Thursday for violating campaign finance laws. The indictment charges that Ignor Fruman and Lev Parnas and two others “conspired to circumvent the federal laws against foreign influence by engaging in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office [...]

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New York City sued 22 e-cigarette companies Tuesday for violating the Administrative Code of the City of New York by selling e-cigarettes to residents under the age of 21. The city accuses the companies of creating a public nuisance and is seeking injunctive relief to prevent further underage sales of e-cigarettes. The city also seeks [...]

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The US Senate voted 54-41 Wednesday to terminate the Presidental declaration of national emergency related to the US-Mexico border. This is the second attempt by the legislative branch to pass such legislation. The first attempt was vetoed by President Donald Trump. The House was unable to gather the votes to override the veto. Senate Majority [...]

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US District Judge Lawrence Piersol issued a temporary injunction on Wednesday, blocking a recently enacted South Dakota anti-riot act. The act was drafted by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem in anticipation of protests against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, slated to start in 2020. The court adopted the defendant’s suggestion of intermediate [...]

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The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria issued its latest report Wednesday, finding that despite the military advances made by pro-government forces in 2018 that led to the demilitarized zone, violence continues with a high number of civilian casualties. The report uncovered many instances of arbitrary detention, disappearances and obstacles to access vital services. The [...]

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145 CEO’s of major American corporations sent a letter to the Senate Thursday urging them to “ a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders.” “Red Flag” laws allow police or family members to petition for [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday rejected environmental groups’ challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for delaying the implementation of new rules relating to power plant waste streams. Through notice-and-comment rulemaking, the EPA revised compliance dates through a two-year delay from a 2015 promulgated rule. According to the court, [...]

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services issued policy guidance Wednesday to define “residence” in statutory provisions clarifying the distinction between a person residing in the US and just being physically present. The policy guidance further rescinds previous guidance related to children of US Government Employees and military members stationed or employed outside the US. In [...]

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A federal grand jury indicted Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act for his alleged role in illegally obtaining receiving and disclosing classified information. In 2009, WikiLeaks posted a detailed list of the “Most Wanted Leaks” organized by country, including seeking military and intelligence documents from the US. The [...]

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