US Legal News

After negotiations following a years-long lawsuit against the District of Columbia (DC), several disability advocacy groups and the district announced a settlement Tuesday, with the district agreeing to a number of significant improvements for thousands of residents and visitors with disabilities. United Spinal Association, DC Center for Independent Living, and two District residents with disabilities [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration may require asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while they await court proceedings in the US. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in January, citing public safety and national security. MPP applies to those [...]

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), National Security Archive and Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations filed a complaint in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday against President Donald Trump and the Executive Office of the President for violations of the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the [...]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, which prevents an abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill uses the term “‘detectable human heartbeat’ means embryonic or fetal cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the heart within the gestational sac.” Fetal heartbeats are [...]

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Florida’s legislature on Thursday gave approved a bill that would ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” requiring local government agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. SB 168 was approved by a vote of 22-18 in the Senate and a vote of 68-45 in the House. The bill now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis, who has previously [...]

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The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday approved HB 7093 (School Safety Bill), which will expand opportunities for teachers to become armed school guardians. The bill will be passed on to Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it. The School Safety Bill will loosen the requirements of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which was enacted in [...]

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