The Trump administration on Thursday proposed scaling back an environmental law to reduce the time it takes to assess the environmental impact of major federal projects. The proposed rules would alter the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to both assess public opinion in regards to major projects and assess the environmental [...]

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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the reinstatement of a whistleblower lawsuit against neurosurgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The original lawsuit, which was filed in 2012, was later dismissed by US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Judge Cathy Bissoon in 2018. In September 2019, the UPMC employees [...]

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The US Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday to crackdown on robocalls, sending it to President Donald Trump for executive approval. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED) is designed improve enforcement of the Communications Act of 1934. The act both imposes strict penalties for individuals who directly violate it and ensures [...]

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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the federal government is entitled to proceeds from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden’s new memoir and several speeches because he did not submit the material to federal agencies in advance. Snowden formerly worked as a contract employee of both the Central Intelligence (CIA) Agency and the National Security Agency [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee filed a lawsuit against a Nashville suburb on Wednesday to stop a zoning ordinance that effectively bans surgical abortions within the city limits. Two days after the opening of Carafem, the only abortion clinic within the city limits of Mt. Juliet, the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners [...]

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The US House Intelligence Committee approved a report on Tuesday summarizing the evidence it has collected in regards to the impeachment inquiry. The vote, which was cast down party lines, will send the report to the House Judiciary Committee. The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report highlights two instances of presidential misconduct: withholding Ukrainian aid in exchange [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a temporary stay of her order requiring former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify in the House impeachment probe on Tuesday. The motion for a temporary stay comes one day after Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the US District Court for [...]

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Deputy Attorney General Rosen released a statement on Monday stating that the Department of Justice is willing to broaden its review of technology cases beyond Antitrust laws. This statement was released during Rosen’s participation in the American Bar Association’s 2019 Antitrust Fall Forum. The question that Deputy Attorney General Rosen sought to address in his [...]

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