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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow implementation of immigration public charge rule

January 15, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Solicitor General filed an emergency application Tuesday with the US Supreme Court to stay injunctions and allow implementation of the new “public charge” rule. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule concerns an interpretation of the Immigration and Nationality […]


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Tennessee Senate approves bill allowing adoption agencies not to place with same-sex couples

January 15, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Tennessee Senate on Tuesday approved HB 836, a bill that would allow child welfare agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ+ families in adoption proceedings based on “religious or moral convictions or policies.” The bill was approved by the House last […]


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Florida sued for excluding transgender-related care from state health coverage

January 14, 2020

Via: Jurist

Two transgender women filed a lawsuit on Monday against the state of Florida, arguing the state’s ban on transgender health coverage for state employees is unconstitutional. In addition to the women’s constitutional claims, they also claim that the state is […]


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California appeals court rules local cities must adhere to state sanctuary laws

January 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

A California appellate court overturned a lower court decision on Friday, ruling that charter cities must comply with the state’s sanctuary laws. The city of Huntington Beach argued that because they are a charter city they are entitled to autonomy […]


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Texas refusing refugees in 2020 after new Trump rule

January 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

Texas Governor Abbot announced in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday that Texas would refuse settling refugees in 2020. Texas has been the state with the most settled refugees since 2010, and the announcement marks a stark […]


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Trump inauguration donor charged with obstructing federal investigation

January 8, 2020

Via: Jurist

Prosecutors for the Southern District of New York charged Imaad Zuberi, a longtime political donor, with obstruction of justice Tuesday. Zuberi is expected to plead guilty to the charges, according to sources. The charges stem from a $900,000 payment made […]


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‘Revolutionary changes afoot’ in market for legal services: report

January 7, 2020

Via: Jurist

In the 2020 Report on the State of the Legal Market, the Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute and Peer Monitor noted that “there has been mounting […]


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Federal appeals court rules claims under National Vaccine Injury Act can be determined based on written record only

January 7, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday that claims filed under the National [Childhood] Vaccine Injury Act (Vaccine Act) can be decided based solely on the written record. Such a procedural ruling allows claims to be […]


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Federal appeals court dismisses suit to reinstall Confederate monuments in Texas

January 6, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday upheld a the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking the reinstallation of Confederate statues on the University of Texas Austin campus and a Confederate monument in a San Antonio city […]


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Former Trump advisor John Bolton prepared to testify in Senate impeachment trial

January 6, 2020

Via: Jurist

John Bolton, former national security advisor to Donald Trump, issued a statement Monday that he is prepared to testify if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of the president. “The House has concluded its Constitutional responsibility […]