A federal court is demanding the Environmental Protection Agency explain why it has the authority to pause an Obama administration regulation on methane emissions. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced on Tuesday that it was giving the EPA until June 15th to respond to the request of environmental advocacy organizations
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The results of a snap election called by British Prime Minister Theresa May poured in overnight. The decision to bring Brits to the polls before 2020 was considered by many to be a gamble for the Conservative leader. Surveys and political groundwork showed May’s party performing well across the country, with opportunities to seize a
A federal appeals court ruling will lead to dozens of inmates at a Houston jail being released, after judges found the county’s bail system discriminated against the poor. Harris County, encompassing the city of Houston, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to deliver an emergency order blocking the original decision, upheld by the 5th Circuit Court
Justice Department Moves to Block Attempt to Obtain Campaign Manuscript of Trump’s Executive Orders on TravelJune 8, 2017
The Justice Department is fighting a legal attempt to obtain a campaign-trail document which may have served as the manuscript for Donald Trump’s executive orders on travel. Politico writes that at the center of the maelstrom is a policy memo former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani helped craft for Donald Trump when he was still
United Faces Another Passenger Lawsuit After Trying to Wrestle Away Yennifer Correia’s 400-Year Old ViolinJune 8, 2017
United Airlines found itself fighting a row with a young musician earlier in the week – not over baggage limits or carry-on fees, but for refusing to let Yennifer Correia take a 17th-century violin onto a plane. On her way from Houston to play with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Correia was startled when a gate
Shortly before a district judge released Fakhruddin and Farida Attar on bond, a federal prosuector revealed the couple may have participated in over 100 acts of female genital mutilation. On Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward told a judge that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala could have victimized up to 100 young women and girls. Woodward made
The Chicago suburb of Des Plaines settled a lawsuit to the tune of $580,000 after denying a Muslim organization the opportunity to convert a vacant building into a mosque. The Department of Justice announced the ruling on Tuesday after Des Plaines settled with the agency as well as The Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinians.
The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a lawsuit against South Carolina’s Lexington County, accusing it of running a modern day debtors’ prison. The ACLU, along with Terrell Marshall Law Group, are targeting what they say is a rampant issue with a class-action suit filed in a U.S. District Court in Columbia, SC. According to
The Senate is aiming to pass a healthcare reform bill in the coming month, although they’ve yet to formulate a working plan for replacement. Rejecting the hastily voted-upon repeal of Obamacare assembled by the House and narrowly passed just months ago, the Senate is hoping to create a feasible alternative. For nearly seven years, Conservative
Federal Communications Commission Seeks Feedback on Straight-To-Voicemail Tactics By Telemarketers, Debt CollectorsJune 6, 2017
Consumer rights advocates and three attorneys general are asking the Federal Communications Commission to curb a new straight-to-voicemail messaging technique being used by debt collectors and telemarketers. The FCC is seeking feedback from the public after receiving a petition from a ‘ringless voicemail provider’ trying to avoid regulation under the confines of the Telephone Consumer