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Federal Judge Forces ICE To Release Over 250 Detainees From A Southern California Detention Center

Topline A U.S. District Court judge ordered a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center in California to thin out its population by over 250 people after a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California alleged the overcrowded facility didn’t allow for proper social distancing and sanitation guidelines amid the coronavirus…

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Federal Agents Are on Standby for Possible Election Day Unrest

Law enforcement agencies across the country are preparing for potential unrest around Election Day, if anyone was looking for further confirmation that November is going to be particularly grim. On the federal level, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are reportedly on “standby” ahead of the election, while Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel…

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Montana federal prosecutor warns of dangers of pot legalization ahead of vote

By Sarah N. LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Montana’s top federal prosecutor is urging voters to tread carefully before voting to legalize recreational marijuana, taking the unusual step of jumping into a political debate about a ballot initiative in the weeks before the election.In an op-ed published in several newspapers in recent days and posted on the…

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Federal Judge Allows 21 Businesses to Sue Seattle Over Harms Caused by CHOP

On Friday, a federal district court judge allowed a lawsuit brought by 21 businesses against the city of Seattle to proceed, despite the city’s attempt to have it dismissed.The lawsuit accuses the city of harming local business owners by allowing the existence of Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), a self-declared autonomous zone that was established…

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DOJ announces two more federal death-row executions

Oct. 16 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it had scheduled the executions of two more federal death-row inmates, bringing the total number of federal executions to nine carried out this year after a 17-year hiatus. Lisa Montgomery and Brandon Bernard are both scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on…

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Federal judge blocks Texas governor’s move to limit ballot drop-off sites

Bryan Pietsch, New York Times Service October 10, 2020 | 12:34 PM A federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s move to limit counties in the state to one ballot drop-off site each. “The public interest is not served” by the governor’s order, Judge Robert Pitman of the U.S. District Court for…

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Federal judge blocks Texas governor’s order to shut down ballot drop-off sites

Last week the governor, Greg Abbott, limited each county to one mail-in ballot drop-off site Travis county election officials collect mail-in ballots in the only authorized facility in the county on 7 October. Photograph: Bob Daemmrich/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock On Friday evening, US federal judge Robert Pitman blocked Texas governor Greg Abbott’s order to shut down mail-in…

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s Order to Reduce Mail-in Ballot Locations to One-Per-County

A federal judge has blocked an order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that limited every county to a single mail ballot drop off location.District Judge Robert Pitman ruled Friday Gov. Abbott’s October 1 order, which reduced the number of locations where people could submit ballots during early voting, would leave vulnerable residents at increased risk…

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Federal prosecutors did a dry run of family separations in Texas and found that children younger than 12 shouldn’t be taken away from their parents

In 2017, federal prosecutors found that kids under 12 wouldn’t be able to find their families on their own if they were separated during a “pilot” family separation program, NBC News reported.  The program took place from April to December of 2017.  More than 300 families were separated in the program.  In 2018, the Trump…

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Federal Deficit Hit Record $3.1 Trillion–More Than Triple Last Year’s Shortfall, CBO Estimates

Topline Despite lawmakers and the White House failing to reach an agreement on a new round of coronavirus relief, the federal budget deficit reached a record $3.1 trillion in fiscal 2020, new estimates released Thursday show. President Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter … [+] Reed…