The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, ending the Trump administration’s efforts to relax rules regarding the emission of greenhouse gases from power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under former president Donald Trump had promulgated the ACE rule in an attempt [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday blocked implementation of most of a rule that would have dramatically increased the fees for immigration proceedings in which individuals face deportation. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is the agency that conducts immigration proceedings, and it charges fees for [...]

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The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to make arrests and file charges in relation to the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol Building by pro-Trump rioters. Acting US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen attended a briefing Thurday at the FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center, where he was brought up [...]

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Acting US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen issued his first statement Wednesday about last week’s seizure of the US Capitol Building, promising a swift response to further acts of violence. The three-and-a-half-minute prerecorded video was released overnight and began with Rosen calling “the storming of the capitol … an intolerable, shocking and tragic episode in our [...]

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More than 70 individuals have already been charged in last week’s seizure of the US Capitol, officials from the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a joint briefing Wednesday—the first such briefing since the attack. The briefing began with a statement from FBI Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono about the FBI’s activities [...]

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More than 750 legal and constitutional scholars and professors have signed on to a letter urging the immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. The letter, hosted on the American Constitution Society’s (ACS) website, begins by calling Trump “a grave risk to our [...]

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Nineteen law firms signed onto a letter to Vice President Mike Pence on Friday, urging him to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. The letter was composed by Crowell and Moring LLP, a large international law firm with offices in Washington D.C. The letter stated that the firms had “watched [...]

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The United States Senate voted 81 to 13 to override US President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Friday, marking the first time the president’s veto has been overridden by Congress. The NDAA is the annual bill authorizing funding for national defense and has been passed every year since 1961. [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that it would not file federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice. The lengthy statement began with an overview of the relevant law, which requires the government to “prove beyond a reasonable doubt that [...]

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The Turkish Parliament Friday began debate on a controversial new law that would grant the government more power to regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The title of the proposed law is “Preventing the Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction,” and it purports to help the government crack down on the financing of terrorist [...]

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