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US House Democrats on Monday announced their COVID-19 stimulus bill, which includes funding for election assistance, including 15 days of early voting and no excuse ballot by mail. The bill requires corporations to protect their workers’ wages and benefits, protects healthcare workers, strengthens unemployment insurance, strengthens Child Tax Credits and the Earned Income Tax Credit, [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Shular v. United States that “serious drug offense” requires only that the state offense involve the conduct specified in the statute; it does not require that the state offense match certain generic offenses. Ordinarily, a defendant convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm faces [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Friday allowed a controversial immigration rule to take effect in every state pending the outcome of litigation. The Immigration and Nationality Act renders inadmissible any noncitizen who “is likely at any time to become a public charge.” For the last 20 years, immigration officers were not to consider non-cash public [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that his office would be launching a new initiative to pardon people who have prosecuted in California for being gay. Inspired by a call to posthumously pardon Bayard Rustin, a humanitarian and civil rights leader who was convicted of a misdemeanor vagrancy offense for consensual adult homosexual activity, [...]

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A report published Monday by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Human Rights Office reveals that at least 53 migrants and refugees were killed in the July 2019 airstrikes in Libya. Those killed were reportedly citizens of Algeria, Chad, Bangladesh, Morocco, Niger and Tunisia. It also reported 87 injured male migrants [...]

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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday that he state will lead a challenge to the Trump Administration’s latest effort to allow unregistered, untraceable 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet. The Trump administration published unfinished formal rules that would transfer regulation of 3D-printed guns from the State Department to the Department [...]

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The Bavarian Constitutional Court held Tuesday that parts of the Bavarian Integration Act are unconstitutional. This case arose when opposition parties in the Bavarian state parliament opposed six individual provisions of the Act, which took effect on January 1, 2017. The challenged clauses ask migrants to respect the “leading culture” and to make efforts to [...]

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