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Congress Passes 2022 Government Funding Legislation

Finally: Congress passes the 2022 government funding legislation. This week, Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus funding bill (HR 2471), setting the stage for fully funding the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2022. The appropriations package marks the first time that President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled …

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Maryland considers legislation to protect and expand abortion care, as Supreme Court ruling looms

By VANESSA G. SÁNCHEZ ANNAPOLIS –With the possibility that a conservative majority in the U.S. Supreme Court could nullify or dramatically limit women’s abortion rights, Democratic lawmakers have proposed laws in the General Assembly to create a bulwark against erosion. these rights in Maryland and to expand access to the …

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US: Congress Passes Federal Law Restricting Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims

A new law invalidating and unenforceable pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment has passed Congress and is heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Forced Arbitration Act of 2021 amends the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to …

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The abortion lobby’s “dream legislation” – CatholicVote org

At first I thought it was a typo. A war has broken out in Europe. Inflation and crime are skyrocketing here. And what is Senator Schumer going to do??? The Senate Majority Leader has scheduled a vote Monday night on the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act.” Some have called it …

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BCSC reopens book on ‘Bridgemark Group’ consulting program

Two small public companies registered in British Columbia allegedly misrepresented to the public when dealing with consultants The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is resuming proceedings against two small companies previously implicated in an alleged illegal advice scheme linked to Vancouver financial services firm Bridgemark Financial Corp. The commission first …

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Arkansas Senate votes to table abortion law review

The Arkansas Senate on Wednesday tabled three resolutions for the remainder of the fiscal session that would authorize the introduction of anti-abortion bills, including two identical measures that would pair a Texas-style civil cause of action with a ban on abortion, except to save the life of the mother. The …

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Congress Restricts Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Assaults

Friday, February 11, 2022 A new law invalidating and unenforceable pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers covering allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment has passed Congress and is heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Forced Arbitration Act of 2021 amends the Federal …

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bills creating a new minority congressional district rejected | Louisiana News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House on Thursday approved a bill changing the boundaries of the state’s six congressional districts — without creating a majority-black second district sought by civil rights organizations. The vote for the bill by Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder was 70-33. A series of …

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Texas AG Investigating GoFundMe for Dropping $9 Million Canadian Trucker Campaign

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called GoFundMe’s decision to drop the so-called “Freedom Convoy” campaign a “misleading action.” Paxton is pictured speaking outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 1, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced an investigation into GoFundMe after the …

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Maldives govt mulls legislation to criminalize ex-president’s ‘India Out’ campaign – The New Indian Express

Express press service NEW DELHI: The Maldivian government is considering passing a law that would criminalize the ongoing ‘India Out’ campaign launched by former President Abdullah Yameen. Maldives authorities believe the campaign could pose a threat to national security and endanger the lives of Indians (nearly 29,000) living in the …

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Appeal Group of the Year: Paul Weiss

By Nadia Dreid (February 1, 2022, 2:04 PM EST) — Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP has won victory after victory for its clients in the U.S. Supreme Court this quarter, shaping the future of major litigation in the climate change while fighting on behalf of energy companies and …

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With Breyer’s retirement, the US Congress has lost its Supreme Court champion

Last week, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be retiring from the United States Supreme Court after nearly 30 years. Lauren C. Bell writes that while Breyer’s departure is unlikely to change the Court’s 6-3 conservative-liberal divide, it does mean the Court will lose its member most determined to …

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Progressive star Nina Turner is running for Congress again

Nina Turna former Ohio state senator with a staunch progressive following, challenges Rep. Shontel Brown in the Ohio Democratic primary in May, setting up a rematch of their closely watched showdown last August. Turner plans to make the case that her status as a fighter capable of inspiring grassroots enthusiasm …

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Three Nebraska senators introduce pro-life legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — With heightened security but no opposition present, three Nebraska senators introduced pro-life bills in this year’s legislative session. Senator Julie Slama introduced the heartbeat bill earlier this month that would make abortions illegal in Nebraska after a heartbeat is detected. A heartbeat is usually detected around …

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Washington Supreme Court upholds $18 million fine for anti-GMO labeling campaign

The Washington Supreme Court narrowly upheld the state’s $18 million fine against the Grocery Manufacturers Association, now the Consumer Brands Association, for violating campaign finance laws by concealing the identities of member donations to a campaign opposing a 2013 GMO labeling ballot initiative. The issue in the case was whether …

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DC Dispatch: Voting rights legislation fails in Senate

The US Senate filibuster remains intact, despite Democratic efforts this week to circumvent the rule and pass voting rights legislation. The Iowa DC delegation also this week recognized the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in reaffirming her positions on abortion, celebrated federal funding for locks and dams on the Mississippi …

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Voting rights legislation stalled again in Senate – Deadline

UPDATE, 7:26 p.m. PT: Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation have again been stalled in the Senate, as they failed to win a change in filibuster rules that would have allowed them to approve bills in simple majority. The failure of the legislation was expected, after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema …

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Citing Supreme Court order, government slams Congress, UPA over Antrix-Devas ‘fraud’ deal

A day after the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal liquidation order of Devas Multimedia, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stormed into Congress, calling the 2005 Antrix-Devas deal a “fraud of Congress, by Congress, for Congress”. Accusing the then UPA government of making a …

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Devas Antrix Deal case: Congress should explain its role in Devas-Antrix deal, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman citing SC order

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has challenged the Congress party to come clean about the Antrix-Devas deal after the Supreme Court’s order on Monday upholding the liquidation. The Congress government did not appoint an arbitrator after Devas opted for international arbitration, even after he was reminded to appoint one, Finance Minister …

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Judges ready to hear Ted Cruz challenge campaign finance rules

Senator Ted Cruz is putting his money where his mouth is in a lawsuit challenging the Federal Election Commission’s campaign finance rules at a Supreme Court hearing scheduled for next week. The justices will consider the First Amendment lawsuit brought by the Texas senator’s campaign, which seeks to challenge a …

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Senate Democrats pledge to build muscle through voting rights legislation. A look at what their proposals would do

[ad_1] But to do so, he must accomplish a near impossible feat of persuading reluctant senators in his own caucus to change the rules of the chamber to bypass the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome repeated blockades of bills by Republicans. Despite backing the voting measures, two of his fellow …

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Pascagoula’s lawyer Stephen Burrow launches campaign for circuit court seat

[ad_1] PASCAGOULA, Mississippi – Pascagoula’s attorney and former city councilor Stephen Burrow has announced his candidacy for the position of judge of the Circuit Court, Place 3, for the counties of Jackson, George and Greene, the seat currently occupied by the judge Dale Harkey, who has announced he will not …

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Russian court orders memorial of recognized rights group to be closed

[ad_1] Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the shutdown of Memorial, Russia’s oldest human rights watchdog, for repeatedly violating the country’s law on foreign agents. The group’s shutdown ends a year in which Russian authorities have cracked down on almost all forms of dissent, from opposition groups to Kremlin critic …

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Nicholas Goldberg: If Roe vs. Wade is canceled, Congress could protect abortion rights. At least in theory

[ad_1] Congress could simply step in and pass a law codifying Roe’s protections and ensuring abortion would remain legal across the country. After all, most Americans support the right to abortion, and a slim majority in Congress does too. So why not enact federal law that allows women to control …

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Feenstra Introduces Legislation to Protect Firearms Rights of Rental Property Tenants

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – On Monday, U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, introduced Preserving Tenants’ Rights by Ensuring Compliance (PROTECTING) for the Second Amendment Act. The proposal seeks to enforce the rights of Second Amendment tenants, especially those living in residences that receive federal financial assistance, by ensuring that those owners and …

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Califf goes to Congress – POLITICO

[ad_1] With Alice Miranda Ollstein Editor’s Note: POLITICO Pulse is a free version of the POLITICO Pro Health Care morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers every morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need with tools you can use to take action on …

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Abortion providers disappointed, pro-life group pleased with US Supreme Court decision on Texas Heartbeat Act – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

[ad_1] AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that abortion providers can continue to challenge the Texas Heartbeat Act, also known as SB 8. But in a blow to suppliers, the country’s highest court has allowed the controversial law to remain in force. READ MORE: Thousands …

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Trump campaign lawyer wrote two memos claiming Pence could stop Biden’s win

[ad_1] In an unpublished second memo dated Jan.5, Ellis made a more technical legal argument that she made to Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s outside lawyers. Sekulow represented Trump in his first impeachment and in a series of legal battles during his administration, but he had minimal involvement in Trump’s …

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Representative Lamborn Introduces Legislation to Replace “Fetus” with “Unborn Child” in Federal Law

[ad_1] Colorado Springs Representative Doug Lamborn introduced legislation to replace the word “fetus” with “unborn child” in all federal laws. The 2021 act of recognition of the unborn child would change the wording of several codes, including sections of Title 18, which is the federal government’s main criminal code, by …

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Democrats run out of time to pass voting rights law

[ad_1] Racial justice leaders are warning Democrats against leaving the Senate this year without passing two landmark voting bills, as new restrictions on voting take effect in states across the country. Lately all eyes have been on Texas, where a trial tabled this week by the Justice Department claims new …

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Ministers “could use the legislation to overturn court rulings they don’t like”

[ad_1] Ministers could overturn court rulings they do not like as part of the reforms pushed by Boris Johnson, it was said today. The government is said to be considering a system of annual legislation that would effectively overturn judicial reviews of the policy. The idea immediately sparked an outcry …

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Susan Collins Now Supports Abortion Law That Cannot Pass

[ad_1] Photo: Anna Moneymaker / Staff (Getty Images) Yesterday morning the Supreme Court heard arguments in an abortion case in Mississippi that could overthrow the 1973 decision Roe vs. Wade. After a justice who said during his 2018 confirmation hearings that he saw Roe deer like established right seemed pretty …

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Hutchinson calls on farm group to help legislative session focus on tax cut proposals

[ad_1] Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday asked those attending the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual convention for help in making next week’s special legislative session focus on lowering income taxes, not issues that will not be not in his call. These issues include issues debated in public schools regarding the teaching …

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Lawmakers must tackle costly legislation until end of December – People’s World

[ad_1] Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing this month for passage of much of Biden’s agenda in the Senate, which will be at the center of congressional action this month. this. | J. Scott Applewhite / AP WASHINGTON — Every December, it seems, Congress turns into one word: Crunch. …

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Karnataka HM Alleges Accused Bitcoin Scam Sriki Has Links to Congressional Leaders

[ad_1] Karnataka’s Interior Minister Araga Jnanendra claimed on Monday that the Congress party had ties to the Bitcoin scam, accused Sriki, saying he had been seen with several congressional leaders and MPs before his arrest. Addressing the Legislative Council member’s campaign meeting in Gandhi Maidan, the state HM noted that …

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Biparty Attorneys General Call on Congress to Center Federal-State Cooperation in Marijuana Legalization Plans

[ad_1] The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a voter-approved marijuana legalization initiative was invalid on procedural grounds, a major setback for activists who have been waiting for the court’s decision for months. That said, advocates are now pursuing a two-pronged plan to implement the reform next year. …

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Crypto legislation is also crucial in controlling terrorist financing and money laundering operations

[ad_1] After a long silence and wanderings over the regulation of cryptocurrencies (cryptos), while tacitly allowing them to spread across India and even target low-income groups, the government is finally rushing to regulate or , perhaps, to ban cryptos. With only a few rushed meetings in November, one convened by …

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González’s fundraising ‘reform’ advice for his campaign

[ad_1] Seattle City Council President Lorena González’s mayoral campaign is reaping substantial benefits from a funding loophole the council passed in early 2020. González herself drafted the ordinance, which restricts corporate contributions to the city’s political races for being “influenced from abroad” while giving a free hand to distant union …

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Trump files legal action to keep Congressional Jan.6 documents

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block disclosure of documents related to the Jan.6 Capitol uprising to a House committee investigating the attack, challenging President Joe Biden’s original decision to waive executive privilege. In a federal lawsuit, Trump said the committee’s request in August …

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