The governor of Oregon signed an expansive executive order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state Tuesday, just days after a Republican walkout in the state senate scuttled legislative efforts to achieve the same ends. Republicans in the state senate and house staged walkouts to prevent a quorum, forcing the Oregon legislature to [...]

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The House Judiciary Committee filed a petition for a rehearing before the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case of former White House Counsel Don McGahn. McGahn had been subpoenaed to testify before the committee last May as a witness to allegations that President Trump obstructed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s [...]

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The Justice Department issued a statement on Friday that it would be amending regulations regarding the collection of DNA from persons detained for immigration violations. In 2005, Congress passed the DNA Fingerprint Act, which granted authorization to the Attorney General to collect DNA samples from persons who have been arrested, charged with a crime, or [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday: Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Charles Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission. The first case challenges the constitutionality of the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The director of the CFPB, while appointed by the president and confirmed by [...]

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A federal district court in Washington state on Thursday permanently enjoined the Trump administration from diverting funds meant for a submarine base in the state toward construction of the wall at the US-Mexico border. In February last year, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 (CAA), which provided $1.375 billion for building a border [...]

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On Friday the Attorney General for the State of California sent a strongly-worded response to a notice of violation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) had sent the notice to California on January 24, stating that they found California to be in violation of [...]

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A new federal indictment was unsealed on Wednesday in a district court in New York, alleging that Huawei Technologies Co., a China-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two of its subsidiaries engaged in racketeering and conspired to steal trade secrets from rival U.S.-based counterparts. The indictment also alleged that, through unofficial subsidiaries, Huawei engaged in business [...]

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