US President Donald Trump  signed an executive order  on Tuesday that changes the hiring process for administrative law judges (ALJs).  The order allows agencies to appoint ALJs and exempts the candidates from the “competitive examination and competitive service selection procedures.” Previously ALJs were hired  from a general list of qualified candidates. Trump cited a recent Supreme Court decision , [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit  ruled  Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  is immune from certain claims brought by passengers alleging wrongdoing. In a 2-1 ruling, the court held that TSA officers are not “investigative or law enforcement officers,” and therefore are protected by federal law against certain tort claims. Citing [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit  upheld  Monday a US District Court ruling that New Jersey’s new bail system, which does away with most cash bail, is constitutional. The law was challenged by Brittan Holland, who was arrested for aggravated assault last year. He alleged that the new system created by the [...]

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Myanmar prosecutors on Monday charged two Reuters  reporters with violating the 1911 Official Secrets Act by reporting on military unrest in the state of Rakhine. Thie act has been amended multiple times and is intended to protect the state from espionage and spying. Myanmar officials alleged the reporters obtained classified military documents and had the [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of California  on Monday extended  the deadline for US attorneys to reunite 102 immigrant children with their families. Under a June 26 order granting  the plaintiffs’ preliminary injunction, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was to reunite children under five years old with their families by Monday, [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Monday nominated  Brett M. Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit  to the US Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who will retire  on July 31st.  Kennedy was nominated  in 1987 by then-president Ronald Reagan. He was seen as having a relatively  neutral ideology and methodology of interpretation. Throughout his [...]

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In a bombing, the dust settles slowly over the strike zone. What emerges are grey images, living beings neutralized to monochrome. Bleeding from the ears, deaf, and dumb from the concussions the survivors walk about in a haze. These zombies are the first things you see staggering down the street away from the rubble behind [...]

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