The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Tuesday declared that the state’s public education system is unconstitutional due to its inequitable and inadequate funding across districts. In 2014, six Pennsylvania school districts, along with a collection of parents and advocacy organizations, filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Governor and a variety of [...]

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A US Circuit Court Thursday declared the law preventing those subject to a domestic violence restraining order from owning a gun, unconstitutional. In the case of United States v. Rahimi, the US Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit found that the law was an unconstitutional restraint on Americans’ Second Amendment rights to own a firearm.  [...]

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The US Supreme Court Wednesday heard oral arguments in Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools. The case addresses when an individual is eligible for relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plaintiff Miguel Perez is a 23-year-old deaf student whose school in Michigan provided him with an aide [...]

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The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Wednesday cited three Amazon facilities for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The facilities were cited for failing to provide a safe, non-hazardous environment for employees.  These citations were disclosed at a press conference held by US Attorney for the [...]

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Friday signed a bill into law that requires photo ID for in-person voters. The bill also ends the use of utility bills or government documents as proof of identity. DeWine declared the controversial matter of election integrity to be “settled” in Ohio and thanked the State Assembly for keeping absentee voting [...]

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An Alaskan Superior Court in Anchorage on Friday denied a challenge to Alaskan lawmaker David Eastman’s eligibility for office based on his membership in the Oath Keepers. State Representative Eastman’s eligibility was questioned by constituents due to Eastman’s membership in the anti-government, extremist organization with militia ties. The founder and leader of the Oath Keepers [...]

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The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) Wednesday filed suit against Georgia for the state’s denial of gender-affirming care in the state’s health benefit plan. The state health benefit plan is the healthcare insurance offered by Georgia to its state and public employees. The complaint was filed on behalf of Micha Rich and Benjamin [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday denied an application to stay the execution of Kevin Johnson, a man convicted of murdering a police officer. Johnson had filed a petition to stay his execution with the court alleging racial bias throughout his prosecution. The petition to the US Supreme Court was presented to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and [...]

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A US federal district judge Friday denied 19-year-old Corionsa “Khorry” Ramey’s emergency petition to attend her father’s execution. US District Judge for the Western District of Missouri Brian Wimes denied Ramey’s petition, stating the denial does not violate Ramey’s constitutional rights. In his order denying the petition, Wimes wrote that, though the Court recognized the [...]

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