Tag: federal

Biden to Sign Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

June 17, 2021
President Biden on Thursday signed legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, the day after the House voted overwhelmingly to enshrine June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.The Senate rushed the measure through with no debate earlier this week after clearing away a longstanding Republican objection,

Rudy Giuliani’s legal woes mount as a federal criminal investigation into his Ukraine dealings resumes, report says

March 6, 2021
Rudy Giuliani speaks during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Rey Del Rio/Getty ImagesA probe into Rudy Giuliani’s business and overseas dealings has resumed, according to AP.The criminal investigation will look into the legality of his conversations with Ukrainian officials.Giuliani is also facing lawsuits from Dominion

Federal Appeals Courts Emerge as Crucial for Trump in Voting Cases

October 17, 2020
This month, a federal judge struck down a decree from Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas limiting each county in the state to a single drop box to handle the surge in absentee ballots this election season, rejecting Mr. Abbott’s argument that the limit was necessary to combat fraud.Days later, an appellate panel of three judges

Trump is using federal resources to campaign again—this time, via food aid boxes

September 1, 2020
Forty-nine House Democrats, led by Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, objected to the Trump letter, writing to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, “Using a federal relief program to distribute a self-promoting letter from the President to American families just three months before the presidential election is inappropriate and a violation of federal law.” As we know,

Trump Expands Federal Crackdown from Portland to Chicago

July 21, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to deploy federal law enforcement to Chicago and threatened on Monday to send agents to other major cities — all controlled by Democrats.Governors and other officials reacted angrily to the president’s move, calling it an election-year ploy as they squared off over crime, civil liberties and local control that has

I Oversaw Executions. We Cannot Resume the Federal Death Penalty.

December 17, 2019
Opinion|I Oversaw Executions. We Cannot Resume the Federal Death Penalty.The system has too many flaws for the Trump administration to carry out the executions it has scheduled for Monday.By Jim PetroMr. Petro is a former Ohio attorney general. Dec. 4, 2019The Department of Justice is seeking to carry out the first federal executions in 16…

Republicans trying to Rig Federal Courts for Decades

September 15, 2019
Trump made the courts a tremendous voting difficulty for Republicans in 2016. Liberal felony advocacy companies and court docket watchdogs are divided on the way to make that occur for Democrats in 2020. View Whole Submit › Read Extra
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