A group of plaintiffs who have been challenging the citizenship question on the 2020 census filed a motion for an order to show cause Thursday based on newly discovered evidence. According to evidence recovered off the hard drive of Dr. Thomas Hofeller, the plaintiffs allege that the citizenship question was created with a discriminatory purpose [...]

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US President Donald Trump announced intentions late Thursday to issue a 5 percent tariff on all goods entering the US from Mexico. The president’s tariff is being issued in response to his perception that migrants from Latin America are continuously crossing the border into the US. Immigration has been a major issue for Trump since [...]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a statement Wednesday at the Department of Justice reviewing the findings of his investigation and closing down his office. Mueller began by reviewing the order creating his office and the grand jury indictments that allowed him to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller also highlighted his investigation into [...]

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Amnesty International France called Monday for French authorities to stop the Bahri Tabuk, a commercial ship believed to be carrying weapons to Saudi Arabian forces in Yemen. The Bahri Tabuk is suspected to be carrying an arms shipment from Canada, including various military vehicles to reinforce the Saudi Arabian forces in Yemen. The ship docked [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that third-party counterclaim defendants may not remove their case to federal court. The case began with George Jackson, a citizen of North Carolina who was sued by Citibank in a debt collection claim. Jackson responded to Citibank with claims against the bank as well as additional claims against [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled in Smith v. Berryhill Tuesday that Social Security Administration (SSA) disputes dismissed for timeliness may be subject to judicial review in a federal court. This case stems from 42 USC § 405(g), which allows judicial review of “any final decision … made after a hearing.” Currently, individuals seeking review of [...]

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The Nevada State Legislature relaxed abortion restrictions Tuesday with the passage of new law reducing consent requirements and criminal penalties. The new law, SB179, reduces the threshold for women to reach informed consent and potential criminal liability for providers. Previously, women were required to submit informed written consent including proof of age and marital status. [...]

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The New York State Assembly passed Assembly Bill A6653 Tuesday, which allows for the state of New York to prosecute individuals pardoned for federal crimes. The bill allows the state of New York to prosecute individuals who have been issued presidential pardons with some significant relationship to the president who issued the pardons. The bill [...]

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The State of California and California High-Speed Rail Authority filed a complaint Tuesday against the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for de-obligating nearly $1 billion previously allocated to a high-speed rail project in the California Central Valley. According to the complaint, California has been pursuing a high-speed rail plan since 1993 to link Los Angeles [...]

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