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    NYC Calorie Count Law Heads to Federal Court Friday

    The Food and Drug Administration and New York City restaurant and convenience store organizations are headed to federal court Friday to try to overturn a law requiring calorie counts on menus for certain eateries, The Wall Street Journal reported. New York City became the first in the nation in 2008 to mandate calorie counts in […]




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    Federal Judge Again Tosses out Texas Voter ID Law

    A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version of the law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year. The […]




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    Georgetown Law to Defend 'Constitutional Rights and Values'

    Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. has announced that its law school is setting up an institute with lawyers to take on a number of issues such as immigration, according to a Georgetown Law statement. The Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown Law "aims to teach students to use the power of the courts […]




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    Court Lifts Order Blocking Arkansas Abortion Pill Law

    An appeals court panel lifted an order Friday blocking restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered in Arkansas, saying a judge didn't estimate how many women would be burdened by the law's requirements. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis vacated U.S. District Court Judge Kristine Baker's […]




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    California Gun-Control Law Stumbles

    California has encountered multiple setbacks concerning its new firearm restrictions, prompting delays and leaving certain measures up in the air, The Washington Free Beacon reports.  Although the state passed a law redefining the term "assault weapon" and banning gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, multiple agencies have prevented its full implementation. First, the […]




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    Gov. Brown Makes Dire Plea to Save California Climate Law

    Gov. Jerry Brown warned of a California ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state's signature program to fight climate change, which he called "a threat to organized human existence." California's longest-serving governor, who has spent most of his life in and around public service, told lawmakers "this […]




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    AG Sessions Vows Aggressive Enforcement of Hate-Crime Law

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Thursday he would support hate-crime laws – and transgender and anti-Muslim crime would be a priority, The Wall Street Journal reported. At a hate-crimes summit, which included some of Sessions' most outspoken critics, the Journal reported, the attorney general focused his remarks on the protection of individual rights, citing a […]




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    DeVos: Schools That Receive Federal Funds Must Follow Federal Law

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said before a Senate subcommittee that all schools receiving federal funds have to follow federal laws on civil rights. During a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., asked DeVos if private schools funded by her federal voucher […]




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    Trump's Daughter Tiffany to Attend Georgetown Law School

    Another Trump is going to Washington. Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of the president, will be enrolling at Georgetown University Law School this fall, according to her brother. Eric Trump, who revealed the school choice, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown. "Georgetown is an incredible school that has played a big role in my personal […]




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    Spicer: White House Following the Law on Visitor Logs

    The White House is standing by its decision to keep its visitor logs secret, saying the Trump administration is following the same policy every president has ever used except the last one — and that, he said, was a lame attempt at transparency. "We are following the law as both the presidential records act and […]