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New York City, the District of Columbia, and 15 states filed a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday, claiming that the rollback of protections for US waterways is “arbitrary, capricious, not in accordance with law, and without observance of procedure required by law.” The rollback came via a change in the definition [...]

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The Netherlands Supreme Court on Friday ordered the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the end of 2020. In their decision, the court noted that “every country is responsible for its part and can therefore be called to account for it.” The Urgenda Foundation brought the suit on behalf of 886 [...]

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The North Carolina Legislature enacted a new congressional map Friday in response to a ruling that declared that the 2017 map was in violation of the North Carolina Constitution. The newly enacted map for the 2020 election passed the legislature via a party-line vote of 65-24. The new map could give the North Carolina Republicans [...]

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Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was found guilty by a jury on seven counts in a DC federal court Friday. Stone was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee, witness tampering and concealing evidence from investigators. He was found guilty on all counts. The jury deliberated over the course of two days before [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU) filed a complaint on Thursday seeking more transparency from the FBI over its use of facial recognition software. The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about the use of the software, but the Department of Justice did not respond to the request. The ACLU [...]

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Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a resolution on Wednesday calling for the US to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, which allows Russia and the United States to fly observation flights over each others’ territory. The resolution called for withdrawal on the grounds that the treaty allows Russia to [...]

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Northern Ireland’s new abortion laws took effect Tuesday after lawmakers sat in assembly Monday aiming to halt their implementation. The Speaker rejected efforts to introduce preventative legislation, citing procedural concerns. It is reasonable to say that it cannot be considered good practice to seek to take legislation through the House on a given day without [...]

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