US Legal News

Public impeachment hearings in the inquiry into US President Donald Trump began Wednesday. Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff opened the first day of hearings by establishing the stakes of the investigation. Schiff began by calling Trump’s actions—seeking inquiries into political rival Joe Biden through the Ukrainian government—into question, stating, “If this is not impeachable conduct, what [...]

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The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) Wednesday claiming that the WEC violated state law when it failed to deactivate approximately 234,000 voters.  These voters had been flagged as possibly relocated based on records from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the US Postal Service. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday reversed, in part, a decision barring two religious schools in Florida from conveying prayers over a loudspeaker before a state championship football game. In 2015 Cambridge Christian School and University Christian School faced off in the Division 2A State football game. The football game was [...]

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US District Judge Robert Lasnik ruled Tuesday against a decision by the Trump administration to allow blueprints of 3D-printed guns to be shared online. Lasnik found that the administration violated federal law in allowing a Texas company to publish blueprints of this kind on their organization’s website. Since 2013, the federal government has maintained that [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in cases concerning race discrimination in contracting and bankruptcy. The first involves whether a plaintiff must show in its pleadings that the defendant’s action would not have been taken but for the alleged discrimination. And the second will decide whether an order denying a creditor’s motion to [...]

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The FBI released its annual hate crimes report for 2018 on Tuesday. The largest motivation behind 2018 hate crimes were the victim’s race, ancestry and ethnicity, which made up 59.6 percent of the crimes in 2018. However, the total tally of hate crimes decreased by 55, totaling 7,120 for 2018. The report was created using agencies [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that the increasing searches of electronic devices at border crossing points by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) violate the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure because the searches are not based on reasonable suspicion. District Judge Denise Casper issued [...]

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