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DOJ labels New York, Portland, Seattle 'anarchy' jurisdictions
US Attorney General William Barr labeled New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, "anarchy" jurisdictions in a press release on Monday. The move will give the federal government the ability to deny federal funding to those jurisdictions.In th (More)
NYU report urges broad reforms to internet liability law
Researchers at the New York University (NYU) Stern Center for Business and Human Rights released a report on Tuesday calling for amendments to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to include stronger regulatory provisionsThe 1996 Communi (More)
ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration and federal agents for use of force in Portland
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against federal officers for excessive force and unlawful arrests in Portland, Oregon. The suit was filed Wednesday on behalf of multiple veterans and several demonstrators who w (More)
Coalition of public interest organizations pushes for law graduate diploma privilege
The Public Rights Project (PRP), a California-based civil rights organization, has issued an open letter to the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the state bar examiners of 34 states "in response to the ongoing problems and systemic unfairness (More)
Department of Interior to allow drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt released a plan on Monday to begin selling oil and gas drilling permits in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Secretary was directed by Congress to be (More)
We Made the Cut: Why is California Denying Licensure to Recent Grads During a Global Pandemic?
At the height of a global pandemic, and shortly after the expiration of the CARES Act which provided a temporary safety net to millions of Californians, the Supreme Court of California issued an order denying retroactivity of the 1390 Cal Bar Exam (C (More)
Federal judge temporarily blocks Idaho law targeting transgender athletes
Chief Judge David Nye of the US District Court District of Idaho on Monday temporarily blocked the first state law passed to ban transgender women from competing in women's sports.The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (More)
Nebraska governor signs bill banning second trimester abortion procedure
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was set to sign a bill on Saturday which would ban a common abortion procedure. The bill was passed by the Nebraska state legislature on Thursday.The bill, LB 814, would prohibit a physician from performing a D &am (More)
Supreme Court refuses to block new Rhode Island absentee ballot rules
The US Supreme Court denied the application for stay in a Rhode Island absentee ballot case on Thursday, which allows an order suspending a two-witness requirement for absentee ballots to stand for the September primary.In order to vote by absent (More)
ACLU sues Portland to stop police from livestreaming ongoing demonstrations
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the Multnomah County Circuit Court against the City of Portland in connection with the Portland Police Bureau's use of livestreaming demonstrations in downtown Portland. (More)
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