The California Senate voted on Thursday to reject SB50, rejecting an effort to substantially increase available housing. SB50 acknowledged, among other issues, that California’s housing has created a unfilled backlog, an increase in pricing, and “premature and unnecessary development of agricultural lands for urban uses” which has “adverse effects on the availability of those lands [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 Tuesday that adjunct professors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are outside of the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the university could therefore not be ordered to bargain with a labor union. Adjunct professors at Duquesne attempted to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on Friday that, for women in female same-sex marriages, Indiana must include the names of both women on the birth certificate of their children. The state argued birth certificate parentage in Indiana is based on biology, not parentage. However, the district court ruled that in [...]

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A California appellate court overturned a lower court decision on Friday, ruling that charter cities must comply with the state’s sanctuary laws. The city of Huntington Beach argued that because they are a charter city they are entitled to autonomy in regulating and enforcing laws deemed to be “municipal affairs” without state intrusion in accordance [...]

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Liberia’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that parts of the country’s Aliens and Nationality Law were unconstitutional. The case was brought when Alvin Jalloh, a Liberian-born citizen who had obtained dual Liberian-American citizenship, was denied entry into the country without first obtaining a non-immigrant visa. Section 22.2 of the Aliens and Nationality Law allows the citizenship [...]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust. The charges were announced by Attorney General Avichai Mandelbilt. The indictment lists three cases—4000, 2000 and 1000—and also indicts Shaul and Iris Elovitch and Arnon Mozes. Case 4000 addresses bribery and breach of trust. Netanyahu is accused of [...]

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist organization known as ISIS, died on Saturday during a US raid in northwest Syria, according to a Sunday morning statement by US President Donald Trump. According to Trump’s statement, the ISIS leader died after he fled into a dead-end tunnel and detonated a suicide vest, killing himself [...]

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