Supreme Court simplifies requirements for wrongful arrest disputes

D.C. 04/05/22, 05:38

America's highest court lowered the mandatory criteria to sue authorities for detaining individuals without proper reason on April 4. The U.S. Supreme Court no longer requires acquittals or statements of innocence before hearing wrongful arrest matters. In a six to three vote, associate justices ruled complainants can immediately pursue Fourth Amendment lawsuits ...

GOP Sens Murkowski, Romney support Supreme Court nominee

D.C. 04/05/22, 04:42

Two Republicans defied fellow party members by supporting a judiciary candidate for the nation's highest court. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) recently broke ranks with the GOP and promised to vote for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Murkowski agreed with Joe Biden's selection based on the judge's ...

GOP Sen Blunt refuses to support Supreme Court nominee

D.C. 04/04/22, 15:04

A Republican from Missouri will not support a judiciary candidate for the nation's highest court. Sen. Roy Blunt refused to vote in support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. "She is certainly qualified [and] I think she has got a great personality ... but the judicial philosophy seems to be ...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas hospitalized with flu-like infection

D.C. 03/21/22, 22:44

A judiciary official received urgent medical attention after experiencing a respiratory ailment on March 18. Clarence Thomas became hospitalized in the nation's capital after reporting influenza-like symptoms. The U.S. Supreme Court associate justice was thoroughly tested for coronavirus and other diseases at Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5 miles northwest of downtown Washington. "He underwent ...

DOJ inquiry into Trump will spark political outrage warns GOP

D.C. 03/08/22, 23:50

Republican senators warned a federal executive office not to prosecute Donald Trump otherwise, a political battle could begin. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) want the Department of Justice (DOJ) to refrain from prosecuting the previous president over the 2021 Capitol riots. The trio warned if the ...

Supreme Court ends Trump’s lawsuit to block document handover to Jan. 6 probe

D.C. 02/23/22, 02:59

America's highest court rejected the previous president's lawsuit to block the Capitol riots inquiry from examining his documents on Feb. 22. The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Donald Trump's arguments for why the House Select Committee should not declare former Trump administration records to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on ...

VP Harris pushes voting reform agenda on Martin Luther King Day

U.S. 01/18/22, 16:13

Joe Biden's administration pedalled election reform policy on a historical civil rights leader's remembrance day. Kamala Harris demanded new voting rights legislation on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. public holiday. The vice president urged the U.S. Senate to "do its job" and pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis ...

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

Texas 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

Texas 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 ...

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