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Federal Judge blocks California law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns
A federal judge granted an injunction on Tuesday blocking a California law that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the state's ballots. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Presidential (More)
Trump seeking injunctions to block access to his tax returns
President Donald Trump on Thursday continued efforts to prevent access to his tax returns by asking a federal judge in New York to block criminal prosecutors from accessing his tax documents. The Manhattan District Attorney recently subpoenaed Tru (More)
California sued over presidential candidate tax disclosure law
The Trump administration and Republican party sued the state of California on Tuesday over a law signed last week by Governor Gavin Newsom that requires presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns in order to be on the state's primary ballo (More)
Georgia sued over voter signature match law
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project and the Asian-American Advancing Justice-Atlanta group challenging a Georgia law that allows the rejection of absentee ballots if signatur (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments on ineffective assistance of counsel resulting in deporation
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Lee v. United States . In Lee v. United States the court is considering whether it is expected that a non-citizen resident with strong ties to the US would reject a plea offer that would resu (More)
New York governor signs bill blocking plastic bag fees
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday that prohibits New York City from imposing a fee on plastic bags. New York City (NYC) was one day away from enacting a 5 cent fee on the use of plastic bags. The bill signed by Cuomo requires th (More)
California votes to ban plastics bags but waives fee for conservation
California voters on Tuesday supported a mandate to eliminate the usage of plastic bags while simultaneously voting down a measure which required fees collected from the bag usage to better the environment. California Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum (More)
Federal judge dismisses California 'ballot selfie' ban challenge
A federal judge on Wednesday denied a legal challenge to the state's ban on taking personal photos at polling locations, known as "ballot selfies" on election day. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California filed the lawsuit (More)
Puerto Rico government bank strikes deal with credit unions
The Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico (GDB) announced its agreement with various state chartered credit unions in Puerto Rico whereby the maturity date of approximately $33 million of notes issued in a limited private exchange will be ext (More)
Puerto Rico legislature approves bill for fiscal emergency
The Puerto Rico legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the island territory to enter into a state of fiscal emergency and begin the process toward a debt moratorium. The bill would allow the moratorium, primarily concerned with the (More)
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