Supreme Court mulls overturning New York gun carry limits

New York 11/03/21, 17:01

America's highest court began deciding whether to strike down New York's gun permit law on Nov. 3. The U.S. Supreme Court heard different arguments about whether the Empire State's prohibition on carrying concealed firearms in public violates the Second Amendment. The regulation, which took effect in 1913, requires gun owners to apply ...

Biden blames Mexico for border crisis refugee influx

Central America 10/26/21, 16:58

Joe Biden will delay complying with a court order until Mexico endorses the previous Trump administration's immigration policy. The Biden administration refuses to immediately act on a Supreme Court order to restart the "Remain in Mexico" policy in November. The federal government blames Mexican authorities for failing to agree with the ...

Biden defies Supreme Court order to reinstate ‘stay in Mexico’ policy

Middle East 09/30/21, 18:10

Joe Biden's administration will resist a judicial ruling to bring back the previous administration's immigration policy on Sept. 29. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will completely eliminate the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" program. The move came despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision to reinstate the policy. The program, also known as ...

Texas sues Biden administration for pro-transgender rules on state land

U.S. 09/21/21, 16:22

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office launched legal action to overturn the Biden administration's June guidance that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. BL understands the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance includes one rule, requiring employers to let workers to use restrooms that match the gender they identify most ...

Supreme Court agrees to review Roe versus Wade ruling on abortion

U.S. 09/21/21, 14:29

America's highest court will revisit legislation that recognizes a woman's right to terminate pregnancy on Dec. 1. The U.S. Supreme Court will review its 1973 Roe versus Wade ruling on abortion. Mississippi state is appealing two federal court blocks against the 2018 Gestational Age Act, which bans abortion after 15 weeks ...

GOP leaders want to replicate Texas abortion ban in other states

U.S. 09/03/21, 18:36

Different Republican leaders and conservative groups applauded Texas's new pro-life "Heartbeat" law. They are now preparing to introduce similar bills in different states. A majority of Republican states passed increasingly stringent limits on abortion procedures in recent years. Republicans previously resorted to various legal strategies to find new ways to remove ...

Supreme Court lets Texas six week abortion ban stand

News 09/02/21, 18:01

U.S. Supreme Court judges ruled 5-4 against blocking new Texas legislation that prohibits most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy on Sept. 1. The rule will remain in place while legal challenges are heard in lower courts. Abortion-provider plaintiffs failed to reach the necessary threshold for the Supreme Court to issue ...

Secret Jan. 6 subpoenas dangerously invade privacy says author Jonathan Turley

D.C. 09/01/21, 16:48

An American author and legal scholar is alarmed at the number of subpoenas Democrats drafted, particularly for Republicans, concerning the Capitol riots in Washington on Jan. 6. "The Democrats's move to investigate members of the opposing party is a dangerous precedent in an institution that has always protected the privacy and ...

Supreme Court enables evictions, pushing up to 750,000 residents onto street

U.S. 08/31/21, 19:36

Hundreds of thousands of renting families might have to sleep rough after the nation's highest court prevented a temporary prohibition on eviction, on Aug. 26. Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts as many as 750,000 tenants and their families will be forced onto the street, if they keep failing to meet financial ...

CDC sued for allegedly abusing power in declaring new eviction moratorium

U.S. 08/05/21, 19:54

A federal public health agency faces a legal challenge to its latest move to let residents occupy properties without paying. The Alabama and Georgia Association of Realtors (NAR) is suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for announcing a new federal eviction moratorium until at least Oct. 3. NAR accused ...

Texas enacts bill to ban abortions outright

News 07/21/21, 18:47

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a landmark bill that automatically bans abortions across the Lone Star State. The legislation now depends on the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the federal Roe v. Wade landmark decision. Texas lawmakers are optimistic about their chances of restricting abortion practices across the state to the ...

The Supreme Court upholds college students’ First Amendment rights

U.S. 03/19/21, 05:25

The United States Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of two Christian students who sued their college for limiting free speech. Georgia Gwinnett College students were involved in the incident, which happened in 2016.  Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski is a case involving two former students of Georgia Gwinnett College. They attempted to ...

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