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The US House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack sent subpoenas to four of Former President Trump’s closest advisors on Thursday. “The Committee is investigating the facts, circumstances, and causes of the January 6th attack and issues relating to the peaceful transfer of power, to identify and evaluate lessons learned and [...]

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A federal appeals court in Los Angeles overturned the decision to house homeless people living on the streets of Skid Row in a controversial ruling on Thursday. The judgment means that Los Angeles County will not be legally required to house homeless people in Skid Row. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals [...]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday that his office is suing Senate Republicans in order to stop them from subpoenaing the personal information of voters. The lawsuit alleges that their efforts to subpoena the personal information of nine million Pennsylvanians invades Pennsylvanians’ right to informational privacy under the Pennsylvania Constitution. As part of a “forensic [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the newly draw legislative districts enacted last week in Ohio. In recent years, Ohio has faced several changes and challenges to its process for drawing legislative districts. In 2018, Ohio primary voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that [...]

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The US House of Representatives approved HR 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), Friday, marking the first time the House has passed legislation specifically designed to protect the right to abortion access across the nation. The WHPA makes explicit that access to abortion services is essential to health care and the ability of people [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new regulation Thursday, greatly limiting US production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners that are thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide. In a press release, EPA Administrator Michael Regan called the new rule “a significant step forward [...]

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US Special Envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote resigned from his position Thursday, expressing his desire “not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees” back to the tumultuous Caribbean nation. Foote’s resignation letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken comes in the wake of criticism by UN [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday vacated its opinion in a guns rights case, finding the challenge now moot. Plaintiff Natalia Marshall sued to challenge a law that prevented her from buying a firearm when she was under 21. The appeals court ruled that the law violated the Second Amendment [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Wednesday protecting access to abortion. AB 1356 and AB 1184 strengthen existing privacy laws surrounding reproductive healthcare. In a statement, Newsom said he is proud “to sign these two bills that demonstrate our dedication to strengthening and further protecting access to reproductive health care services in California.” [...]

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US federal judge Zia Faruqui ordered Facebook, Inc. on Wednesday to produce documents relating to its involvement in anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar. The Gambia brought a genocide claim against Facebook before the International Court of Justice alleging that Facebook played a key role in Myanmar’s genocide attempt on the Rohingya, an ethnic and religious minority. [...]

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