Air traffic controllers and the national union that represents them filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Trump administration stating that the government shutdown has and continues to have a “devastating effect” on their lives. Because air traffic controllers employed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are designated as “excepted” employees, they are required to continue [...]

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The Supreme Court began its 2019 term Monday with oral arguments for two cases: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht and Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus. In Merck v. Albrecht, the justices must determine whether a state failure-to-warn law claim is pre-empted when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected the drug manufacturer’s [...]

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The Trump Foundation agreed by a stipulation on Tuesday to dissolve under judicial supervision, with review and approval by the New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, amid an investigation and lawsuit alleging the charity’s involvement in fundraising for Donald Trump’s own presidential campaign. Underwood filed a lawsuit in June that alleges the Trump Foundation engaged [...]

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The US Senate approved the First Step Act Tuesday with an overwhelming bipartisan majority vote 87 to 12, marking a substantial overhaul of prison and sentencing laws aimed at reducing recidivism and prison populations. The bill expands in-prison and post-release employment programming, includes components related to alternatives to prison for low-risk prisoners such as home confinement, [...]

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The US Department of Justice said on Tuesday that it plans to appeal a decision by a federal judge in California blocking the Trump administration’s rule denying asylum to migrants illegally crossing the southern border of the US. In addition to its notice of appeal, the Justice Department asked the court to respond within one [...]

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