Three Big Supreme Court Cases Hinge on the GOP’s Controversial Gerrymandering Guru

.     Three Big Supreme Court Cases Hinge on the GOP’s Controversial Gerrymandering Guru June 7, 2019, 3:09 PM. Last week heaped new controversy onto the upcoming Supreme Court decision over the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, with the revelation that the GOP’s longtime gerrymandering architect had initiated […]

FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Tissue Policy Impact Medical Research?

.       FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Tissue Policy Impact Medical Research? Michelle Andrews The announcement this week that the federal government is changing its policy on the use of human fetal tissue in medical research is designed to please anti-abortion groups that have strongly supported President Donald Trump. But it could […]

Press Release: Department of Commerce Identifies Entities of National Security Concern

.     The Department of Commerce Identifies Entities of National Security Concern 05-13-2019 Diversions to China, Iran, and within Pakistan Land 12 Parties on the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Entity List WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will add 12 […]

Federal Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymanders in Michigan

.     Federal Court Strikes Down Republican Gerrymanders in Michigan Mother Jones, April 25, 2019, 4:12 PM A federal court unanimously struck down legislative maps drawn by Michigan Republicans on Thursday, finding that they were guilty of “deliberately discriminating against Democratic voters.” The ruling by a three-judge panel invalidated 34 congressional, state House, and […]

States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t

.     States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News Lawmakers in several states are trying to ban a widely used pesticide that the Environmental Protection Agency is fighting to keep on the market. The pesticide, chlorpyrifos, kills insects on contact by attacking their nervous […]

Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted

.     Dialing 911 Can Get You Evicted ACLU April 18, 2019, 3:00 PM The eviction of Beverley Somai for calling the police is part of a disturbing trend. Last year, Beverley Somai learned a brutal truth that too many people across the country face: Calling the police can get you evicted. In 2017, […]

Assange’s Possible Extradition Threatens Journalism

.     Human Rights Watch April 11, 2019 8:29PM EDT US: Assange’s Possible Extradition Threatens Journalism ‘Hacking’ Charges Could Expand to Standard Investigative Reporting Practices Expand WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The extradition of Julian Assange from […]