California has sued US President Donald Trump over his order prohibiting undocumented immigrants from being included in Census apportionment counts. The complaint, filed Tuesday, argues that Trump’s order disturbs and undermines the historical precedent of the US counting “all of its residents, including for the purpose of apportioning the U.S. House of representatives, regardless of [...]

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The California Supreme Court is considering retroactively applying a lower bar exam passing score to the February 2020 exam. In response to COVID-19, the California Supreme Court has already decided to administer the bar exam online on October 5-6. In its July 16th statement the Court also lowered the minimum passing score from 1440 to 1390 [...]

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his wife Kellie May Chauvin have been charged with nine counts of tax fraud. The complaint filed Wednesday by the State of Minnesota alleges that Derek Chauvin and his wife filed a late tax return in 2014 and failed to file tax returns in 2016, 2017 and 2018. [...]

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a police accountability bill Thursday in response to the protests over the killing of George Floyd. House Bill No.1 included five main provisions: clearly defining when police are justified in using deadly force, providing the attorney general’s office the power to prosecute law enforcement officers involved in civilian deaths, eliminating [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to remove from the US Capitol building offensive statues of individuals who served the Confederacy, supported slavery and who otherwise defended and promoted white supremacy. The legislation was introduced in response to ongoing nationwide protests against the killing of George Floyd, police brutality and systemic racism in [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Tuesday that prevents undocumented immigrants from being counted in the redrawing of congressional voting districts following the 2020 census. He provided three core reasons for issuing this order: protecting American democracy, upholding constitutional principles and prioritizing Americans. In his memorandum, Trump stated that he had the authority [...]

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The Supreme Court has declined to block a Florida law that prevents convicted felons from voting. Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Kagan all dissented from the majority’s denial of application to vacate stay. The dissent explained: This Court’s order prevents thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating in Florida’s primary election simply because they are poor. [...]

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New Hampshire governor, Chris Sununu, has signed a criminal justice reform bill. This bill comes in response to the George Floyd killing, which sparked nationwide protests. House Bill 1645 will effectively prohibit the use of chokeholds, ban private prisons throughout the state, requires mandatory reporting of police misconduct, and provides the police department with the [...]

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The family of George Floyd has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the family of George Floyd against the city of Minneapolis and the officers involved with his death. The lawsuit was filed Monday and argues that the prone restraint techniques used by the Minneapolis Police Department, the “warrior style” training each officer [...]

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two police reform bills into law calling for police reform and an end to systemic racism in law enforcement. The measures were framed in response to national outcry in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and other Black people at the hands of police. House Bill 1841, [...]

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