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ACLU sues over migrant family separation policy
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit Thursday in the US District Court for the District of Arizona, seeking compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of immigrant children and parents "cruelly and inhumanely separa (More)
California federal judge again blocks Trump asylum rule
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday reinstated a nationwide ban on the new Trump administration rule that intended to block asylum applications based on specific requirements. Judge Jon Tigar stated (More)
Maryland federal judge allows lawsuit on 2020 census citizenship question
A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday allowed  a lawsuit filed by residents of both Maryland and Arizona over the census citizenship question to proceed. The lawsuit arises out of an additional question to the 2020 census questionnaire that as (More)
Judge Kavanaugh and the Public’s Health: Existing & Emerging Challenges
President Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court from a list of potential candidates has ignited immediate support and criticism from conservatives and liberals respectively. An (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump, Russia, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and several Trump aids including Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul (More)
San Jose, activist group file federal lawsuit over 2020 Census citizenship question
Another federal lawsuit has been filed against the US Census Bureau regarding a controversial citizenship question added to the 2020 Census. The City of San Jose and Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a California non-profit corporation, filed a (More)
Federal appeals court allows special prosecutor for Joe Arpaio contempt verdict
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided Tuesday that because the Justice Department will not defend former Maricopa County Sheriff's criminal contempt conviction, it would appoint a special prosecutor to defend the question. Arpaio (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 April 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Massachusetts' top court on Friday ruled against Exxon's request to ban the state's attorney general from investigating whether the oil conglomerate knew of the effect fossil fuels have on climate (More)
Voting rights group sues Census Bureau over citizenship question
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) , on behalf of seven residents of Maryland and Arizona, filed suit on Wednesday against the US Census Bureau , arguing that its last-minute decision to add a citizenship status question on the 2 (More)
Impacts of Preemptive Legal Strategies on Public Health
JURIST Guest Columnists, Sarah Wetter and James G. Hodge, Jr. of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, discuss preemptive legal schemes that deprive states and localities of opportunities to implement efficacious intervent (More)
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