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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law on Tuesday that would remove individuals from a list of voters who automatically receive mail-in ballots if they fail to vote in the primary and general elections for two consecutive election cycles. Arizona voters can opt-in to automatically receive mail-in ballots for every election. The list [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a proposed regulation on Friday that would update the definition of “firearm” to close a regulatory loophole regarding unmarked firearms, known as “ghost guns.” The definition of “firearm” has not been updated in the US Code since 1968. Unmarked firearms are increasingly found at crime scenes, with law [...]

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against the US Department of Interior after the National Park Service denied her request to set off fireworks over Mount Rushmore National Monument on the Fourth of July. The use of fireworks over Mount Rushmore was indefinitely canceled in 2010 due to the concern [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments  Wednesday for Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. and PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey. In PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey, the Supreme Court will determine whether PennEast Pipeline Co. can run a pipeline through New Jersey’s state-controlled land. PennEast argues that it is permissible to take [...]

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill on Wednesday that bans for-profit detention centers, including immigration facilities, in the state of Washington. The only Washington facility impacted by the bill is the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The Northwest Detention Center is one of the United States’ largest, for-profit immigration jails. The GEO Group operates [...]

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Five Republican senators introduced a bill on Wednesday to remove Major League Baseball’s (MLB) antitrust exemption after the MLB moved the All-Star game out of Georgia to protest Georgia’s new voting restrictions. In 1922, the MLB received an exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act when the Supreme Court ruled that professional baseball is not interstate [...]

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California Assembly Member Miguel Santiago and the Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón unveiled Assembly Bill 1127 on Friday, which would exclude juvenile crimes from applying under the California Three Strikes law once the person reaches adulthood. California’s Three Strikes sentencing law mandates that an individual who has been convicted of three serious or [...]

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The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it has launched an investigation into U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz’s alleged misconduct, including accusations of sexual misconduct and illegal drug use.   In its press release, the House Ethics Committee stated, “the Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct [...]

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Major League Baseball (MLB) announced Friday that the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB draft will not be held in Georgia, in response to Georgia’s new voting restrictions that were signed into law on March 25.   MLB is relocating the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft in response to SB 202, which aims to expand [...]

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The Court of Appeal for Ontario on Wednesday affirmed the damages award of $30 million in a class action lawsuit against Ontario for mistreatment of inmates in solitary confinement, finding that the administrative segregation was negligent and in violation of inmates’ constitutional rights. The use of administrative segregation in correctional facilities in Ontario constitutes solitary [...]

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