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    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday afternoon is expected to talk about details regarding the state building its own wall along the southern border. The governor made the announcement last week during a summit about border security with law enforcement officials. At the time of the summit, details such as costs and locations were not released....
    The Michigan State Senate passed a School Aid Funding supplemental appropriations bill. The entire $4.38 billion sum approved by the Senate on Tuesday afternoon is derived from federal funding, which includes $700 million of COVID-19 relief money approved last year during the administration of Donald Trump and another $3.66 billion from the American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden...
    It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, who passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. He was ninety-nine years old. Nominated to the federal bench by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967, Judge Weinstein served the District as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Two more ambitious lawsuits would be hard to image: in 2017 the cities of Oakland and San Francisco filed separate public nuisance lawsuits against five of the world’s biggest energy companies, seeking to hold them responsible for the local effects of sea level rise. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to throw the suits...
    When California legislators voted to ban private prison contracts in 2019, advocates hailed the first-of-its-kind law as a victory for immigrants who they said have long suffered in facilities run by corporations that cut corners and provide substandard living conditions and medical care. Not everyone saw it that way. Geo Group, a Florida-based private prison corporation, sued days before...
    Biden calls for more prosecutors, analysts and agents in fight against domestic terrorism Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface The White House unveiled its plan for addressing domestic terrorism on Tuesday, rolling out a strategy that set goals and acknowledged challenges as much as it outlined specific steps for combating a growing threat. © Getty...
    After a hospital followed through on its warning to suspend and terminate any employee who did not abide by its mandatory vaccination policy, anti-vaxxers attempted to pursue a lawsuit. The employees involved in the suit claimed that it violated their rights to be told by an employer that they must be vaccinated. But, despite their confidence that the Houston Methodist...
    Benjamin Daley, seen here at the Aug. 12, 2017, 'Unite the Right' event in Charlottesville, Virginia, making a threatening gesture, will remain in prison for his federal rioting conviction after the U.S. Supreme Court declined his case Monday. If white nationalists who engaged in acts of thuggish violence at protests during the Trump years were hoping they could escape culpability...
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill that prohibits local police officers from enforcing federal gun laws. “It is our time to protect the Second Amendment,” Parson said of the legislation. “This is exactly what this bill does, and it’s time to get this thing signed and get it into law.” The new law requires local law enforcement agencies to...
    Riot police protect members of the Ku Klux Klan from counter-protesters as they arrive to rally in support of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S. July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of two men who were convicted of attacking counter-protesters under federal anti-riot law during the deadly 2017 "Unite...
    Earlier this week, Newsmax held a panel discussion about a Virginia high school student who said “Allah” instead of “God” while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in front of her class graduation ceremony. During the discussion in which five indignant people took umbrage at this development, conservative radio talkshow host Mark Vargas called the act “unpatriotic,” and said, “There needs...
    The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association expressed "growing concern" about President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Kiran Ahuja, over her "embracement" of critical race theory.  "A nominee who would become the leader of the human resources, payroll and training entity within the federal government with direct authority over millions of federal employees, including...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – During his border summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said because an increasing number of people are crossing the Texas border, the state will build its own barrier or wall along the southern border. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas....
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) on Thursday announced he will sign legislation to ban state police from enforcing federal gun laws. Under the “Second Amendment Preservation Act," federal gun laws that regulate registration for weapons and the tracking and possession of weapons by domestic violence offenders will no longer be enforced, according to the Kansas City Star. Gun control advocates and Democrats have...
    The governors of Texas and Arizona are asking other states to deploy all available law enforcement to the southern border to assist in the arresting of illegal immigrants, an authority that is normally only given to federal agents. Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona called on governors from the other 48 states to patrol the...
    President Biden's administration appeared to soften the language it used to defend a religious exemption after intense backlash from progressives. The issue revolves around a federal law – Title IX, a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex by education programs receiving federal assistance. The statute exempts religious schools from those protections if it violates their...
    Nearly 100 federal criminal investigators are suing the United States government for allegedly cheating each person out of between $5,000 to $10,000 in overtime pay for extra hours spent fulfilling training requirements, and the number of complainants is expected to grow exponentially, according to court papers and information released this week. As of Tuesday, 99 federal criminal investigators had signed...
    By Larry Keane In any other arena, whether personal development, academic grading or business growth, achieving a 270 percent increase above a baseline would be considered an outstanding achievement worthy of praise. The firearm industry just pulled it off and is working to get the number even higher. NSSF achieved a 270 percent increase in the number of submitted adjudicated...
    Ashli Babbitt's family have accused police in Washington, DC, of violating federal law by refusing to release records about the officer who shot and killed her during the January 6 Capitol riots.   A civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Babbitt's husband Aaron Babbitt on June 1 alleges the Metropolitan Police Department failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act...
    A federal court upheld an earlier district court ruling on Wednesday that blocked Missouri’s recently passed abortion law. The law, titled the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act, prohibits abortions for women eight or more weeks pregnant and for women seeking an abortion solely due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. U.S. 8th Circuit Judge Jane Kelly ruled that...
    (CNN)The federal judge who overturned California's decades-old assault weapons ban last week opened his 94-page ruling with an eye-opening analogy."Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment," US District Judge Roger T. Benitez wrote.In another section, he downplayed the risk of an assault rifle being used in...
    Federal inmates use a separate, prison-run banking system that allows them to evade scrutiny and hold large sums of money even though they may owe restitution to victims, it has been claimed. Of the approximately 129,000 people currently in the federal prison system, more than 20 of them have inmate accounts with more than $100,000 each - good for a...
    A federal law governing how college athletes can earn money off their fame seems certain to pass — at some point. There is no real debate among lawmakers on Capitol Hill about whether athletes should be permitted to monetize their name, image and likeness. "There is broad consensus that Congress should pass a law that grants athletes NIL rights," Sen....
    (CNN)The Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday that it will continue to defend a federal law that allows religious schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students. The filing came in a federal lawsuit in Oregon from students at religious schools who are suing the government for providing funding to schools with discriminatory policies. The move seems to conflict with...
    A federal appeals court blocked a sweeping Missouri law that would place tight restrictions on abortion in the state. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling Wednesday upheld a lower court’s injunction of the law, which would ban the procedure after eight weeks of pregnancy. The statute also specifies that an abortion cannot be performed “solely because of...
    Photo credit: Liberty Co Sheriff's Office According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia, a Liberty County man whose gun malfunctioned when he attempted to shoot at investigators searching for drugs has been found guilty on all charges by a U.S. District Court jury. Charles Hyde,...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Future federal laws that would ban or restrict the use of guns could not be enforced in Wisconsin under a Republican-backed bill up for approval in the state Assembly Wednesday. The measure is part of a national wave of similar proposals intended to resist new gun control measures. The bills are a reaction from Republicans to...
    Mara H. Gottfried writes for the Pioneer Press: “Another three local law enforcement departments said Tuesday they will withdraw from a federal fugitive task force in Minnesota until their officers are able to wear body cameras. The Minnesota Department of Corrections, which had one full-time officer assigned, and Anoka and Hennepin County sheriff’s offices, each with one deputy, will suspend...
    The Justice Department is set to require body cameras for federal law enforcement when executing search warrants or making arrests. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco directed top brass at several agencies on Monday to draft policies on when the body-worn cameras must be deployed and under what circumstances footage may be released to the public, according to a memo...
    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department will require federal agents to wear body cameras when executing arrest warrants or searching buildings, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said Monday, reversing a longstanding federal policy as more local police agencies mandate the devices for accountability. Ms. Monaco in a memo directed the heads of federal law-enforcement agencies to draft within 30 days body-camera...
    (CNN)The Justice Department will require federal agents to wear and activate cameras whenever encountering the public "during pre-planned law enforcement operations," according to a memo issued by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. As a part of the Justice Department's continued efforts to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, Monaco reversed a long-standing department policy against federal...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Veteran District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, who is wrapping up her 37-year career as a prosecutor, lashed out Monday at a federal judge’s decision to strike down California’s ban on assault weapons. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled late Friday that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons...
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a unanimous decision that illegal immigrants living in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program are ineligible to apply to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court that federal immigration law prohibits TPS recipients from seeking green cards if they entered the country illegally. The justices noted that federal...
    Conservatives for years have warned about the dangers posed to the Second Amendment by regulatory chokepoints imposed by state and local lawmakers. They warned these processes could be unintentionally, or more likely intentionally, used to chill citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Over the last year in North Carolina, these fears have proved frighteningly prescient. North Carolina is one of 10 states...
    More On: marijuana legalization Amazon backs effort to legalize pot, drops weed testing for some jobs Health chief warns of kid pot dangers as NY readies for legal weed Up in smoke: New weed law leads to drop in gun busts, NYPD sources say Higher education! NY colleges increase cannabis courses amid weed legalization What a buzz kill. New...
    SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS SF) — A federal judge Friday overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and by the U.S. Supreme Court....
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judge Friday overturned California's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms.U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled that the state's definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and by the U.S. Supreme Court."Under no level...
    A federal judge overturned California's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons Friday, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled that the state's definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Under no level...
    (CNN)In a ruling that compared the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife, a federal judge overturned California's longtime ban on assault weapons on Friday, ruling it violates the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. Assault weapons have been banned in California since 1989, according to the ruling. The law has been updated several times since it was originally passed....
    A FEDERAL judge in California overturned the state's three-decade-old ban on assault rifles - saying that owning an AR-15 is like having a "Swiss Army knife". U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled that California's definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding residents of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and backed up by the Supreme Court. 2A longstanding...
    Florida and the Feds can’t agree, so a lawsuit lodged by the state demanding an immediate resumption of cruise-line sailing will proceed. And that’s a victory for Florida’s $8.1 billion cruise industry and a defeat for government-overreach, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday. “We’re going to be sailing hopefully very soon,” DeSantis said during a Miami news conference, noting...
    Dublin Police/Marine Corps Matthew Muller Matthew Muller was a Marine and Harvard-educated lawyer who was convicted in federal court for carrying out a kidnapping so bizarre Vallejo Police believed the victims were lying as part of an elaborate hoax. Today, Muller is in the custody of a California jail and in court-ordered mental health treatment, according to his...
    Members of President Biden's Cabinet are able to punt paying taxes as they divest their assets to avoid conflicts of interest when they enter into public service, thanks to a little-known provision of federal law.  Under Section 2634 of federal elections law sits a unique provision to help soften the financial blow of new administration officials suddenly selling off assets:...
    United States Representative Deb Haaland looks on during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on her nomination to be Interior Secretary. February 23, 2021.Graeme Jennings/CNP/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Less than a month into her term leading...