December 5, 2018

Republicans Ordered to Hand Over Records on Ohio Maps

In a win for a group of Democratic voters, a three-judge panel ruled Monday that the former chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee must turn over emails and other documents about the 2011 redistricting of Ohio’s legislative maps. Read...

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December 5, 2018

California Lawmakers Eye Nixing Contracts With For-Profit Prisons

Calling on California to sever ties with the private prison industry, a state lawmaker wants to nix contracts with for-profit prisons and ban the state’s public pension funds from ever investing in them again. Responding to the federal government’s “cruel...

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December 5, 2018

Wisconsin Lawmakers OK Weakening Governor, Attorney General

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved a sweeping measure on Wednesday designed to weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans worked through the night amid late protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures, which are designed to...

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December 5, 2018

Facebook gave Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix special access to user data, says British Parliament

The documents show Facebook entering into agreements with select companies to allow them access to data after the company made policy changes that restricted access for others Other emails show the company debating whether to give app developers that spent...

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December 4, 2018

New Mexico man applying for marriage license with DC courts told he needs passport

A New Mexico man applying for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., last month encountered two workers there who thought his state was a foreign country. Gavin Clarkson told the Las Cruces Sun-News that a clerk with the District of...

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December 4, 2018

Another court rules against Trump administration’s grant restrictions to sanctuary jurisdictions

A federal judge in New York City has ruled that the Trump administration did not have the authority to withhold public safety grants from sanctuary jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate in immigration enforcement. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos of Manhattan...

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December 4, 2018

California reclaims top spot on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ list; ATRA bemoans state’s adoption of...

California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a right-wing national civil justice group. In its annual list of what is considered to be the most unfair to defendants faced with civil litigation, the American Tort Reform...

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December 4, 2018

Coalition asks U.S. Supreme Court to uphold states’ rights to sue pharmaceutical manufacturers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the latest state legal officer to join a  23-state coalition filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht  and arguing to uphold a states' rights to sue...

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December 3, 2018

O’Rourke, Brown shake up volatile Democratic Presidential horse race

Enthusiasm for a White House bid by Rep. Beto O’Rourke is soaring after he came within 3 percentage points of Sen. Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. Sen. Sherrod Brown, fresh off a decisive reelection victory in Ohio, is openly considering a run for the White...

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December 3, 2018

House Democrats’ 1st bill targets big donors, voting access

House Democrats are unveiling their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package to limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.  The legislation, called H.R. 1,...

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