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Supreme Court lifts injunction on ‘public charge’ immigration restriction

Supreme Court lifts injunction on ‘public charge’ immigration restriction

28.1.2020 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 0

The US Supreme Court on Monday removed an injunction imposed by a New York district court concerning a new Trump Administration immigration “public charge” rule, which would restrict immigrants who may rely on public assistance from entering the US.

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Federal appeals court orders EPA to review biofuel waivers granted to three oil refineries

Federal appeals court orders EPA to review biofuel waivers granted to three oil refineries

28.1.2020 | Zoe Gujral | 0

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Monday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the biofuel waivers it granted to three oil refineries.

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FCC certifies tech companies as SAS Administrators

FCC certifies tech companies as SAS Administrators

28.1.2020 | Austin Koltonowski | 0

The US Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) on Monday certified CommScope, Federated Wireless, Inc. (Federated), Google and Sony as Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrators in the 3.55-3.7GHz band.

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Virginia raises grand larceny amount

Virginia raises grand larceny amount

27.1.2020 | Matthew Fischer | 5

Virginia’s House’s Courts of Justice – Criminal Subcommittee passed HB 995, raising the required amount for the crime from $500 to $1000 to qualify for Grand Larceny. This along with numerous other proposed and passed bills add to Gov. Ralph Northam’s criminal justice initiative.

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New York City Counsel introduces new bill that will allow green card holders and nonresident aliens with work visas to vote in local elections

New York City Counsel introduces new bill that will allow green card holders and nonresident aliens with work visas to vote in local elections

27.1.2020 | Erin Napoleon | 3

The New York City Counsel introduced a new bill on Thursday that would allow green card holders and nonresident aliens with a work visa to vote in municipal elections.

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Kansas Supreme Court rules that a dwelling must be inhabited for a burglary conviction

Kansas Supreme Court rules that a dwelling must be inhabited for a burglary conviction

27.1.2020 | Rebecca Salamacha | 3

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a dwelling must be inhabited to provide a burglary conviction for a break-in. In the case, a woman broke into a farmhouse used for storage.

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Trump administration finalizes rule weakening federal water pollution protections

Trump administration finalizes rule weakening federal water pollution protections

24.1.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 15

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers released a finalized version of their new “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” on Thursday, capping President Donald Trump’s attempts to roll back Obama-era pollution regulations under the Clean Water Act.

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Oakland, California, bans background checks for rental housing

Oakland, California, bans background checks for rental housing

24.1.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 17

The Oakland, California, City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday that will prevent landlords from looking into the criminal history of applicants for rental housing.

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ICJ rules Myanmar must prevent Rohingya genocide

ICJ rules Myanmar must prevent Rohingya genocide

24.1.2020 | Joshua Cossin | 16

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled unanimously Thursday that Myanmar must take “provisional measures” to prevent the ongoing genocide of the remaining Rohingya in Myanmar, to preserve evidence and to make regular reports to the court.

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Vale ex-CEO charged with homicide in connection with Brazil dam disaster

Vale ex-CEO charged with homicide in connection with Brazil dam disaster

23.1.2020 | Matthew Borges | 18

Brazilian prosecutors have charged the ex-CEO of Vale, Fabio Schvartsman, and 15 others with homicide for the dam disaster in which killed more than 250 people. Additionally, the company and TUV SUD were charged with environmental crimes.

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