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DOJ indicates it might sue states returning to pre-pandemic voting regulations

President Biden's Justice Department warned states on Wednesday that they could face legal action in rolling back COVID-era voting procedures. "The department's enforcement policy does not consider a jurisdiction’s re-adoption of prior voting laws or procedures to be presumptively lawful; instead, the department will review a jurisdiction’s changes in voting laws or procedures for compliance with all federal laws regarding elections, as the facts and circumstances warrant," reads a document released by DOJ.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrated 31 years this week

On Monday, the 26th of July, President Joe Biden held a ceremony at the White House to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). “Thirty-one years ago, on July 26, 1990, our Nation moved closer to the fulfillment of its foundational promise when we passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark law affirms and protects the fundamental rights of people with disabilities — the right to equal opportunity, economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and equitable participation in every aspect of American life. For more than three decades, the ADA has made our communities, our economy, and our country stronger and more vibrant. It has helped to uphold the dignity of the estimated 61 million Americans who live with a disability — in short, it is a triumph of American civil rights.”
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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton vows to block Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ nomination to become US Attorney for Massachusetts

Tom Cotton, a Republican senator representing Arkansas, is seeking to prevent Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins from becoming the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts. After President Joe Biden nominated Rollins for U.S. Attorney of Massachusetts on Monday, Cotton said on Wednesday that he would try to prevent her confirmation in...
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Department of Justice Closes Investigation into the Death of Ashli Babbitt

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice will not pursue criminal charges against the U.S. Capitol Police officer involved in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, the Office announced today. The U.S. Attorney’s Office...
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Meridian officer guilty of excessive force

A former Meridian Police Department officer pleaded guilty to using excessive force against a man during a vehicle stop and arrest, the Justice Department announced. Daniel Starks of Meridian shoved the victim twice as he was getting handcuffed by another officer then unlawfully used his taser against the victim, even though the victim was compliant and handcuffed, according to court documents and statements made in court. As a result of the tasing, the victim fell to the ground and groaned in pain, his hands restrained behind his back and unable to break his fall. While the victim was still on the ground, Starks pointed the taser at him and demanded that he stand up or else he would be tased again.
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Biden DOJ drops investigation into New Jersey COVID-19 nursing home deaths

There’s a new sheriff in town and that sheriff has decided to drop the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into thousands of New Jersey nursing home deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deaths have been attributed to a March 2020 order by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and Governor Phil Murphy that forced long-term care facilities to house infected COVID-19 patients.
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