US President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that his administration would begin to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. This statement comes after a federal appeals court ruled last week that the Department of Justice can withhold funds from jurisdictions that refuse to comply with certain federal immigration conditions. The court found sufficient evidence that there [...]

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Chief Justice John Roberts released a statement Wednesday denouncing Senator Chuck Schumer’s comments made during a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The rally was an abortion rights rally coinciding with the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo. Schumer called out Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in June Medical Services v. Russo over a Louisiana abortion law adopted in 2014 that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. June Medical Services claims the law places an undue burden on women seeking abortions and is similar to a Texas law that [...]

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The US Department of Justice announced Tuesday that they were bringing suit against drugmaker Mallinckrodt for defrauding Medicaid. The suit stems from an increase in the price of one of their drugs, Acthar, which was raised from $50 a vial to nearly $40,000 a vial, according to the complaint. When the price of a drug [...]

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The US Department of Justice announced a new section of the Office of Immigration Litigation Wednesday to focus on denaturalization cases. The goal of the office is to denaturalize people who get their citizenship through illegal means. They will focus on terrorists, sex offenders, war criminals, and “other fraudsters.” Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt said, [...]

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On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Sineneng-Smith. The Court granted certiorari last October. Evelyn Sineneng-Smith challenged a law that criminalizes encouraging or aiding in illegal immigration. She was convicted of bringing persons to the US illegally through fraudulent use of the “Labor Certification” program which expired in 2001. The [...]

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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa announced Wednesday that his country will withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 UN resolution which sought to investigate war crimes committed on the island during the country’s civil war. It is believed the move is a response to the US imposing a travel ban on Sri Lanka’s army commander [...]

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US officials announced Tuesday that Mexican citizen Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes was arrested in Miami, Florida, for allegedly spying on the US government on behalf of Russia. Fuentes was allegedly recruited by the Russian government in 2019 and asked to rent a specific property in Miami-Dade County. He was told to do this under an [...]

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals granted an injunction Tuesday preventing the implementation of a voter ID law. North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment to require photo ID in November 2018. Plaintiffs challenged the requirement as racially discriminatory. They argued that the history of racially discriminatory voter ID laws in North Carolina, which are [...]

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