US Legal News

A federal judge on Friday blocked a proposed Kentucky Medicaid plan that would include work requirements as a condition of receiving the state’s subsidized health coverage. Under the proposed Kentucky plan, titled Kentucky HEALTH, the state would impose “community-engagement” requirements for both traditional and expansion Medicaid populations. It also included a new mandate that would [...]

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California lawmakers passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act Thursday, granting broad online privacy protections to consumers. Assembly member and bill sponsor Ed Chau said in a statement , “Today, California took a historic step in enacting legislation to protect children and consumers by giving them control over their own personal data. Consumers [...]

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Judge T.S. Ellis, III for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled Tuesday that charges for bank fraud and tax evasion against former campaign manager for US President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, can proceed. Manafort challenged his indictment in June, arguing that Special Counsel exceeded its authority. Ellis refused to dismiss [...]

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The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) filed a lawsuit in the US Court of International Trade  on Wednesday against the United States and US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan against steel tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump in March. The lawsuit seeks an order from the court enjoining the US from [...]

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Judge Dana Sabraw of the US District Court for the Southern District of California issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) practice of separating detained immigrant families. The court found “the extraordinary measure of a class-wide injunction warranted” since “the facts set forth before the court portray reactive governance — [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit  on Tuesday upheld Ohio’s rules for judicial campaigns, saying the rules “strike the delicate balance between the Constitution’s commands and the state’s desire to protect judicial integrity.” Canon 4 of the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct places restrictions on judicial candidates’ funding and conduct. Among other [...]

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US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, effective July 31. In a letter to President Donald Trump, Kennedy wrote: For a member of the legal profession it is the highest of honors to serve on this Court. Please permit me by this letter to express my profound gratitude for having had the [...]

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