Supreme Court Hears Cases Challenging Federal Agencies’ Authority

The Chevron deference standard is under consideration. The Supreme Court heard arguments this past week on cases questioning the legitimacy of the Chevron deference, which allows government agencies…

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Labor Department Announces Unpaid Wages for Over 200k Workers

Wage and Hour Division prioritizes back pay from employers who violated wage laws. The U.S. Department of Labor stated that more than 208,000 workers in the country are…

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Federal Judge Rules USPS Gun Ban Unconstitutional

She stated that “a blanket restriction on firearms possession… is incongruent with the American tradition.“ U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle cited the Supreme Court’s New York State…

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Administration Launches Sponsorship-Based Refugee Program

The State Department will administrate the Welcome Corps initiative. President Biden’s administration launched the Welcome Corps initiative this week. The new refugee program lets U.S. citizens and permanent…

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States Seek the Authority to Enforce Immigration Law 

Twenty-six attorneys general want Congress to pass legislation that grants DHS the ability to deputize state officials.  A coalition of state attorneys general led by the attorney general…

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DOJ Commits Grants to Safety Projects Reducing Violent Crime

The department also announced five additional cities in the crime prevention federal partnership. The Department of Justice announced new public safety commitments this month designed to reduce violent…

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Digital Trade Discussions Suspended Ahead of Indo-Pacific Meeting

U.S. Trade Representative Tai makes room for more permanent Congressional action. President Biden’s administration suspended digital trade negotiations that would have taken place at the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework…

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Senator Cotton Urges DOJ Probe of Pro-Hamas Protestors

He states that protestors are breaking federal laws. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking that the Department of Justice investigate pro-Hamas demonstrations…

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FTC and DOJ Host Merger Workshops

The first event promotes merger guidelines and the effects on competition. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division recently co-hosted the first of…

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DOJ Sues SpaceX Over Refugee Hiring Practices

The company cited “export control laws” as the reason for turning down migrants’ applications. The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against SpaceX, claiming that the company…

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