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A Texas federal court decision is the latest hit to voting rights in America

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Joshua A. Douglas is a law professor at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. He is the author of Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting. Follow him on Twi...

Federal authorities expected to erect ‘non-scalable’ fence around White House

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Washington Federal authorities are expected to put back into place a "non-scalable" fence around the entire perimeter of the White House on Monday as law enforcement and other agencies prepare for possible protests s...

Federal judge sets hearing Monday on challenge to ballots from drive-thru voting in Texas’ largest county

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A federal judge set a hearing for Monday morning to hear a challenge to drive-thru voting in Harris County, Texas, the largest county in the state. Judge Andrew Hanen, who was appointed to the bench by President Ge...

Federal inmate executed for murder of Texas teen in 1994

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A federal inmate has been executed for kidnapping, raping and burying alive a Texas teenager in 1994. Orlando Hall was executed Thursday night in Terre Haute, Indiana, after the Supreme Court denied a request to st...

New York gynecologist charged with six federal sex abuse counts

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A former Columbia University gynecologist accused by the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of sexual assault has been indicted for allegedly sexually abusing female patients -- including ...

Affirmative action: Challenge to Harvard’s admissions practices hits federal appeals court

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A federal appeals court will hear a long-running challenge to college affirmative action policies on Wednesday, nearly six years after the case against Harvard began and as America confronts intensifying racial divi...

Justice Department rushing to expand execution methods like firing squads for federal death row inmates

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The Justice Department has rushed to change the rules around federal death penalties as they expedite a slew of scheduled executions in the final days of the Trump administration, including expanding possible execut...

Inaccurate Census count could affect $1.5 trillion in federal funding

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Highway construction. Food stamps. Rural education. Medicare. The federal government relies on data derived from the decennial census to distribute roughly $ 1.5 trillion in funds for these programs, along with mor...

Federal judge says he’ll block USPS policy changes nationwide

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A federal judge in eastern Washington said Thursday that he will issue a nationwide order blocking some recent changes made by the US Postal Service that slowed down mail and could threaten mail-in voting. During a ...

Federal death row inmate’s execution delayed because of attorneys’ Covid-19 diagnosis

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A federal court judge agreed Thursday to delay the execution of Lisa Montgomery after her attorneys argued they needed more time to work on her clemency petition because they contracted the coronavirus. Earlier this...

Man who bought guns used by San Bernardino terrorists sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

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The man who supplied the guns that a husband and wife used to kill 14 people in a 2015 terror attack in California has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Enrique Marquez ple...

Supreme Court allows 3 Muslims put on no-fly list to seek damages against federal officials

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The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed three Muslims who had been placed on no-fly lists to sue for financial damages against FBI officials under a federal law meant to protect religious liberty. Writing for an 8-0 ...

Philadelphia mayor fires city’s treasurer after he is arrested on federal charges

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney fired the city's treasurer on Friday after he was arrested and federally indicted for embezzling money from clients at his previous job as a financial adviser. Christian Dunbar also fac...

After a child’s accidental shooting death, Pennsylvania appeals court rules federal gun industry protection law unconstitutional

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A Pennsylvania state appeals court has decided that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 is unconstitutional, court documents filed on Monday show. The PLCAA is a federal law that prohibits civil l...

Federal judge blocks Trump administration asylum rule from taking effect

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A federal judge on Friday blocked a sweeping asylum rule that had been scheduled to take effect nationwide in a matter of days, issuing yet another legal blow to the Trump administration. The administration has rele...

Deputized federal agents can now wear body cameras, with major exceptions

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Washington A sweeping and at times contentious policy barring the use of body cameras by police officers assigned to hundreds of federal investigative task forces around the nation has been largely reversed, the Just...

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