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A group of thirteen United States government agencies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a landmark study of the effects of climate change on Friday, describing the economic impact that the rapid rise in global temperatures will have over the next century. The Fourth National Climate Assessment is the latest in [...]

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Mexico’s highest court ruled on Thursday that the country’s recently enacted military policing law was unconstitutional. Mexico passed the controversial Internal Security Law in December 2017, establishing a legal framework for employing the national army and navy in place of civilian police forces in order to combat increasing violence in the country. Legislators argued at [...]

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The Supreme Court of Kentucky on Thursday upheld the state’s recently passed “right-to-work” law. The 2017 Kentucky Right to Work Act made it illegal for labor unions to require membership in the union as a condition to working at a job and prohibited unions from requiring dues payments from non-union employees. Similar right-to-work laws had [...]

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation Thursday prohibiting the sale of materials to produce “ghost guns” in the state. The new law criminalizes selling manufactured parts or designs for assembling firearms by non-licensed individuals and effectively makes it illegal for individuals to assemble or possess a 3D printed firearm in New Jersey. In a [...]

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A three-judge panel for the US District Court for the District of Maryland on Wednesday threw out Maryland’s, finding that the process of redrawing the federal voting districts violated the constitutional rights of residents in the state. The state has until March to draw a new map that passes constitutional muster or the court will [...]

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The Supreme Court of Arkansas struck down a section of its death penalty statute on Thursday, holding that it violated appellant Bruce Ward’s right to due process and equal protection under the US and Arkansas constitutions. Ward was tried and convicted of capital murder in 1990 and sentenced to death. He was scheduled to be [...]

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