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The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam that asylum seekers can be denied review of their immigration status under the federal habeas statute. This case came about when Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam was caught crossing the border into the US. He claimed that he was fleeing Sri Lanka and seeking [...]

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Cobb County, Georgia, District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted all three suspects in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The suspects, George McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan, are indicted on nine counts related to the death of Arbery. The counts range from felony murder to false imprisonment. In announcing [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a district court’s ruling striking down Kentucky HB 454, which prevented the dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure after 13 weeks. The case was brought by EMW Women’s Surgical Center, which is the sole abortion provider in Kentucky. They contend that preventing D&E [...]

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The Venezuelan government announced an initiative Tuesday to fund a stronger COVID-19 response. The government has come to an agreement with the opposition to support the initiative together in the hopes of convincing the majority of the Venezuelan people to participate. The initiative looks to gather funds to expand testing capabilities. The purpose is to [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Georgia v. Public.Resource.org that Georgia is not entitled to copyright protection for the official annotated code of the state. The majority opinion, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, based its reasoning on a prior holding from Banks v. Manchester (1888). In Banks, the court held that “non-binding, [...]

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reduce the number of detainees in their Adelanto Processing Center in Los Angeles due to COVID-19 concerns. The injunction requires ICE to lower the number of detainees so that they can keep six feet of distance between detainees at all times. They [...]

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A federal judge granted an injunction Thursday blocking California law that required background checks for all ammunition purchases. The judge granted the injunction stating that the law placed an undue burden on the plaintiffs, violating their Second Amendment rights. The Safety For All Act forces people to purchase ammunition exclusively from licensed dealers and face [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Iowa’s Certificate of Need Law, which requires health care providers to obtain a permit before opening a new facility, does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment. The court based its ruling on the Slaughter-House Cases and affirmed the lower court’s ruling. The case arose [...]

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Burning Man Project filed a complaint against the US Department of the Interior Sunday to block the release of financial records. Burning Man claims that the release of the records should not be allowed because it falls under exception 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, which makes them exempt from release. The complaint explains [...]

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US Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) wrote to Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf Tuesday urging a reduction of the immigrant detainee population to minimize the spread of COVID-19. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stopped the detention of immigrants who pose no security threats, but that is not enough according [...]

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