Judge blocks Indiana abortion ban on religious freedom grounds

Dec 2 (Reuters) – A second Indiana judge on Friday blocked the state from enforcing its law banning most abortions after Jewish, Muslim and non-Christian women challenged it in a lawsuit. Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which bans abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to stay a Texas judge’s ruling that President Joe Biden’s plan to write off hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was illegal. The New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Biden administration’s request to stay a judge’s … Read more

U.S. House to vote to block rail strike despite labor objections

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on Wednesday to block a railroad strike that could occur as early as December 9, after President Joe Biden warned against disastrous economic consequences and massive job losses. . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would vote on Wednesday to … Read more

U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a move taken in response to fears the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 ruling that legalized it at national scale. The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a … Read more

Right-wing Oath Keepers founder convicted of sedition in U.S. Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stewart Rhodes, founder of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia, was found guilty by a riotous conspiracy jury on Tuesday for last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol as part of a unsuccessful attempt to overthrow then-President Donald. Trump’s 2020 election defeat – a significant victory for the Justice Department. Rhodes, … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court to hear fight over Biden immigration enforcement policy

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to consider on Tuesday whether President Joe Biden’s administration can implement guidelines – contested by two conservative-leaning states – shifting immigration enforcement to threats to public safety in a case testing the power of the executive branch to set enforcement priorities. Judges will hear … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward limiting public corruption prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared set on Monday to make it harder to prosecute political corruption cases as they showed sympathy for appeals by a former aide to the former Democratic Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and a corrupt and corrupt businessman. convictions for fraud. Judges heard appeal arguments … Read more

Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader urges world to cut ties with Tehran -online video

DUBAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a well-known human rights activist, has called on foreign governments to sever all ties with Tehran following the violent crackdown on popular unrest caused by the death in police custody of a young woman. A video of a statement by Farideh … Read more

Trump is sued again by writer for defamation, and battery, over alleged rape

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Donald Trump was sued on Thursday for defamation by a writer who accused the former US president of lying when he denied raping her 27 years ago. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll also accused Trump of assault during an … Read more

Democrats weigh options after Supreme Court decision on Trump taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday tackled the daunting task of reviewing six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns as Republicans prepared to take control of the House representatives in less than six weeks. Members of the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee said they hoped to … Read more