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Judge Tosses Most Claims Over Clearing Protesters in DC Park

A federal judge has dismissed a majority of the claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police using chemical agents from a park near the White House before then-President Donald Trump walked to a nearby church to take a photo.
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U.S. appeals court puts on hold overturning of California assault weapon ban

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday put on hold a judge’s ruling this month to overturn California’s 32-year-old ban on assault weapons. A three-judge panel in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez’s June 4 order, after California officials had appealed the federal judge’s decision to strike down the ban on assault-style weapons.

High court win for college athletes in compensation case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court r uled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over paying student-athletes. Schools recruiting top athletes can now offer tens of […]

Commentary: Quashing H.R. 1 is Not Enough

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has upset the plans of his party leaders to jam though hyper-partisan legislation and tip the electoral balance in favor of Democrats for all future elections. Manchin, a secretary of state before he was elected governor, is refusing to end the filibuster, or to vote for H.R. 1, the cynically named “For the People Act.” Writing in the Charleston Gazette Mail, Manchin contends:
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Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against NCAA in Compensation Case

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against NCAA in Compensation Case. The Supreme Court Monday ruled by a 9-0 margin to affirm a decision that allows a pathway for NCAA student-athletes to be compensated by schools. The decision upheld a district court ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law in limiting the...
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OP-ED: Will Joe Manchin be a voting rights hero?

Sen. Joe Manchin carries a fateful burden. By quirk of gridlock, he is literally the swing vote between two warring visions for the vote itself. If he gives his decisive 50th vote in the Senate to pass S 1 — the For the People Act — millions are sure to revolt against perceived tyranny from Democrats expanding the franchise with national standards. If he votes no, millions are sure to revolt against perceived tyranny from Republicans restricting the franchise with new state laws.

Lieberman plans ‘head and heart’ appeal at D.C. statehood Senate hearing

WASHINGTON — For just the second time in recent memory, D.C. statehood is getting a hearing in the Senate — and Joe Lieberman is right in the middle of it. The last time Lieberman took a seat in front of the committee discussing the issue, he was the chairman. Now the former senator is back to work on some unfinished business.