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The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a travel advisory on Wednesday that requires people arriving from states with high COVID-19 rates to quarantine for 14 days. This advisory comes days after southern and western states reported their highest number of cases since the pandemic began. During the beginning of the COVID-19 [...]

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US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Monday temporarily suspending new work visas, preventing hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from seeking employment in the US. This proclamation, which will be in effect at least through the end of 2020, will block the entry of foreigners who possess the H-1B visa. The president suggested that [...]

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Nearly 1,300 former US Department of Justice (DOJ) called Wednesday for an internal investigation into Attorney General William Barr’s role in the violent clearing of peaceful protesters outside the White House last week.   This DOJ Alumni letter was written in response to Barr ordering law enforcement to clear protesters out of Lafayette Square with [...]

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As a result of national protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, Democratic lawmakers in Congress introduced legislation on Monday aimed at ending excessive use of force by police forces. The Justice in Policing Act was introduced and sponsored by Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA) and Jerrold Nadler [...]

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Protesters and Black Lives Matter DC filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that their ouster from Lafayette Square near the White House on June 1 violated both their First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly and their Fourth Amendment right of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. Protests have sparked across the country in response [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday asking a Minnesota court to stop “unconstitutional conduct targeting journalists.” The complaint lists detailed violations the Minneapolis Police Department and State Patrol have allegedly committed against members of the media. In response to George Floyd’s death, there have been protests in major cities [...]

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday for deceptively and unfairly obtaining users’ location information to advance its lucrative advertising business. The complaint provided detailed examples of Google’s “seemingly relentless drive to collect as much user location information as possible and make it exceedingly hard for users to understand what [...]

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A group of US senators wrote to the US Secretary of Defense Wednesday expressing concern about the potential for a “significant outbreak” of COVID-19 at the Pentagon prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The letter seeks to determine how the military is safeguarding the 40 prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay and the American forces responsible for [...]

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US House Republicans sued Tuesday evening over a remote voting rule change, set to be used in the House for the first time Wednesday. This move underscore the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over whether it is safe to return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint states: Over the course of 231 [...]

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