A federal judge on Tuesday denied telecommunication giant Huawei’s claim that the restriction on its US business was unconstitutional. The company alleged in its complaint that Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act violated its due process rights. The provision prohibits federal agencies and contractors from using Huawei and rival company ZTE’s products. The [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed on Monday that Congress abrogated state sovereign immunity in the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The original complaint filed by the Alabama NAACP alleged that Alabama’s “at-large election method for the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals and Court of Civil Appeals Section 2 of the Voting [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Monday upheld a preliminary injunction preventing the enforcement of an Arkansas campaign-finance law, which the appellee claimed violated her First Amendment rights. Peggy Jones filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and contended that Ark. Code § 7-6-203(e) [...]

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US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan titled “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People” on Tuesday. The plan notes the long history of conflict between the two states, claiming that it has “grown old the arguments have become [...]

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US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have deported Shahab Dehghani, an Iranian Student at Northeastern, after Federal Judge Allison Burroughs issued a 48-hour emergency stay when the student was detained at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday. While Dehghani was detained, attorneys filed an emergency suit to prevent his deportation. The suit claims that the student [...]

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The US Senate gathered on Tuesday afternoon and began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Before the trial began, House impeachment managers sent a letter to the White House expressing concern over Pat Cipollone serving as an advocate-witness for Trump. After the letter was sent, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) held a [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two more cases on Tuesday afternoon. In Kelley v. United States, Bridgette Kelly and William Baroni appealed their convictions for violating federal property-fraud laws. Kelly, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s deputy chief of staff, and Baroni, a New York and New Jersey Port Authority official, were [...]

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