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District of Columbia Meets Important Rail Transit Safety Program Deadline

The FTA has announced that the District of Columbia has obtained federal certification for its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program.

Supreme Court Just Says 'No' to Gun Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court shot down gun advocates, refusing to hear challenges to California gun laws. California is one of nine states, plus the District of Columbia, that impose waiting periods on gun purchases. The laws give time for "cooling off " and background checks. The Supreme Court left......

How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C.

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader. You probably know that the “D.C.” in Washington, D.C., stands for “District of Columbia” and that the district is not part of any state. But do you know...Show More Summary

D.C. has given Elon Musk a permit to do a little digging for the Hyperloop

It’s not much now, just a parking lot with a discarded gin bottle and an old exterminator receipt. But the slice of pavement near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives building in the District of Columbia could be the gritty precursor to a tunnel network that could propel pods...

Presidents’ Day Quiz: Can You Put the U.S. Presidents In Order?

While Presidents’ Day was originally declared a federal holiday for the District of Columbia in 1879 to commemorate George Washington’s birthday (and is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday”) it is now widely celebrated in honor of all U.S. presidents. But some presidents are more memorable than others. We all know Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln,…

56 attorneys general push Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

Attorneys general from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories wrote a letter Monday imploring Congress to make the courts more accessible to victims of sexual harassment. The letter, addressed to congressionalShow More Summary

56 attorneys general push Congress to help sexual harassment victims gain access to the courts

Attorneys general from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories wrote a letter Monday imploring Congress to make the courts more accessible to victims of sexual harassment. The letter, addressed to congressional leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and […]

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky improves breast cancer care for women 20 to 64 years old

CHICAGO (February 12, 2018): Since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 32 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid coverage, with the federal government picking up the tab for the increased costs. In Kentucky,...Show More Summary

Contractor Loses Bivens Appeal Over Reputation Assassination

In line with recent rulings limiting the reach of Bivens claims, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in Liff v. Dept. of Labor, reversed a lower federal court, and refused to extend Bivens to a federal contractor's claim. Stewart Liff, who ran Stewart Liff......

The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 8: There is no cause of action for a suit against the President in his individual capacity for purported violations of the Emoluments Clauses

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Throughout the Emoluments Clauses litigation (See Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), we have argued in amicus briefs filed with federal district courts in New York, the District of Columbia, and Maryland: that the complaints were each filed against...Show More Summary

The Cannabis Industry Is Still Fighting for Legitimacy on Social Media Platforms

Marijuana is legal in some form (medical, recreational or both) in 30 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, but when it comes to digital media efforts related to the industry, social media platforms seem to be stuck in 1936, when the cult classic Reefer Madness was released. Several experts explained that many social networks,...

“Largest Scandal Ever” — Former US Attorney: We Are Going to See Several Criminal Charges Against a Number of DOJ-FBI Officials

Former US Attorney for the District of Columbia told Sean Hannity on Wednesday night that we are going to see several criminal charges against a number of top DOJ-FBI officials. Former US Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova says several senior DOJ and FBI officials will face criminal charges. Show More Summary

The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 7: The President’s Acceptance or Receipt of Profits is not “Executive Action”

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Throughout the Emoluments Clauses litigation (See Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), we have made three primary arguments in amicus briefs filed with federal district courts in New York, the District of Columbia, and Maryland: (i) that the payments...Show More Summary

The battle between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and PHH is over

On Wednesday, January 31, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ending a two-year debate over the CFPB's power structure, which stemmed...Show More Summary

10 U.S. states object to EPA reducing Harley-Davidson emissions penalty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten U.S. states and the District of Columbia said Thursday they are challenging a decision by the Trump administration to drop a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc spend $3 million to reduce air pollution under settlement the Obama administration announced.

Former US Attorney: IG Report Shows McCabe Made FBI Agents Fabricate Evidence – Implicates Obama’s Senior DOJ Officials (VIDEO)

Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova and his partner and wife Victoria Toensing joined Lou Dobbs on Tuesday to discuss the growing Deep State scandal to protect Hillary Clinton and destroy candidate and President Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Departing UDC Law Dean Says Job Offers a Bully Pulpit for Justice

After 20 years in the job, Katherine "Shelley" Broderick will step down as dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law this summer.       

West Orange Stands With Dreamers

Today, New Jersey joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA. Last night, West Orange took action too – and they were ahead of that curve.  Promoted by Rosi....Read more

BLS: Unemployment Rates Lower in 6 states in December; California, Hawaii and Mississippi at New Series Lows

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryUnemployment rates were lower in December in 6 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 1 state, and stable in 43 states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Marijuana Industry Expert Believes Jeff Sessions’ Recent Legislative Bluster Is ‘More Bark Than Bite’

To date, 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. Governing reports that eight of these states, along with the District of Columbia, allow adults to purchase and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Show More Summary

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