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Seattle Police Ruled In Contempt For Firing Less Lethal Weapons At BLM Protesters

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| A federal judge said "the court cannot ignore the clear violations" of an injunction limiting the police department's use of the weapons, but added some instances were in compliance.

George Gascón Implements Sweeping Changes To Los Angeles District Attorney's Office

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The new DA in Los Angeles County will not seek the death penalty, excessive criminal sentences or cash bail. He said his experiences as a young police officer 40 years ago shaped his approach.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Restore DACA As It Existed Under Obama

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Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis instructed the Department of Homeland Security to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as soon as Monday.

Democrats Push 'Abolition Amendment' To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution

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Congressional Democrats seek to remove the "punishment" clause from the 13th Amendment which allows members of prison populations to be used as cheap and free labor.

Facebook Sued By Justice Dept. For Allegedly Discriminating Against U.S. Workers

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The U.S. Department of Justice alleged Facebook reserved more than 2,600 jobs over almost two years specifically for temporary visa holders it intended to sponsor for permanent residency.

Virginia County Votes To Reject Gov. Northam's Coronavirus Restrictions

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The Board of Supervisors declares Campbell County to be a "First Amendment Sanctuary" and deems Gov. Ralph Northam's orders to violate constitutional rights.

Supreme Court Weighs Trump Plan To Exclude Undocumented Immigrants In Census Case

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If President Trump succeeds, it will be the first time unauthorized immigrants will not be counted for purposes of drawing new congressional districts.

Can Trump Change A Key Census Count? Supreme Court Hears His Claim

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The Constitution says that for reallocating House seats, the census must count the "whole number of persons" in each state. But Trump wants to subtract undocumented immigrants.

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'Voters, Not Lawyers, Choose The President': Trump Team Dealt Another Blow In Court

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In a blistering opinion, a federal appeals court has thrown out the Trump campaign's challenge to the certification of votes in Pennsylvania. Trump's lawyers say they will appeal to the Supreme Court.