Trump’s health care agenda is a legal disaster

Trump’s health care agenda is a legal disaster

President Donald Trump’s health care agenda keeps running aground, again and again, in the courts. Unable to pass a health care bill in Congress, the Trump administration decided to use regulations to roll back the Affordable Care Act and reshape Medicaid. But those plans have been blocked repeatedly by the judiciary. This week alone, federal…
Mueller is done. Trump’s legal woes aren’t.

Mueller is done. Trump’s legal woes aren’t.

No matter what special counsel Robert Mueller found, it won’t be the end of the president’s legal woes — because he, his business, and his family are in jeopardy from many other investigations and lawsuits. The Justice Department is digging into the Trump Organization’s role in hush money payments and the Trump inaugural committee’s finances.…
The real college admissions scandal is what’s legal

The real college admissions scandal is what’s legal

The details of the revelations that wealthy parents allegedly paid a consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to portray their children as successful athletes, thus giving them a leg up in elite college admissions, are enticingly, delightfully juicy. (Jane Coaston’s explainer has some of the best anecdotes, including students being portrayed as top recruits in…
Trump’s budget proposes hiking application fees for legal immigrants

Trump’s budget proposes hiking application fees for legal immigrants

President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal asks for billions of dollars to “finish” building 722 miles of wall along the US-Mexico border. Buried in the budget summary is a proposal to make legal immigrants help pay for it. A budget “fact sheet” on border security, released as part of the Trump administration’s proposal Monday, suggests…
People are still being punished for “Living While Black.” Now one man is taking legal action.

People are still being punished for “Living While Black.” Now one man is taking...

In 2018, stories of black people being racially profiled and subjected to unnecessary 911 calls dominated news headlines. This week, two more stories show that racial profiling remains a problem — but that the way people are handling such incidents may be changing. On March 1, a police officer in Boulder, Colorado, confronted an unidentified…
Even Mitch McConnell isn’t sure if Trump’s national emergency is legal

Even Mitch McConnell isn’t sure if Trump’s national emergency is legal

Trump’s national emergency declaration is already facing a ton of pushback from Democrats. But even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pressed by reporters on Tuesday, wouldn’t say for sure whether he thought Trump’s decision to declare an emergency to fund a border wall was legal. “I haven’t reached a total conclusion,” McConnell said, when he…
Trump wants the military to build the border wall. It might not be legal.

Trump wants the military to build the border wall. It might not be legal.

After months of back-and-forth with Congress, President Donald Trump is expected to soon declare a national emergency in order for the US military to construct the southern border wall he’s promised for years. But there’s a pretty big problem with that, according to experts — namely, that he has a very weak legal case, and…
Hemp is now legal. That’s huge for the CBD industry.

Hemp is now legal. That’s huge for the CBD industry.

CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid of marijuana, has become a popular ingredient lately. Proponents claim it can soothe anxiety, stress, pain, and insomnia without getting consumers high, and you can now find it in everything from moisturizers, lattes, and vitamins to cookies, gummies, teas, beer, ice cream, massage oils, and dog treats. And CBD just got…
“Public charge,” Trump’s new proposal to restrict legal immigration, explained

“Public charge,” Trump’s new proposal to restrict legal immigration, explained

While President Trump’s attention, and the nation’s, has been on the US/Mexico border, his administration has been quietly chugging through the regulatory process with a proposal that would make it extremely difficult for many immigrants to come to the US or receive green cards if they’re deemed likely to use public benefits like food stamps…
How I Became The Most Successful Legal Sex Worker In The U.S.

How I Became The Most Successful Legal Sex Worker In The U.S.

I think one thing we have to touch on is how your circumstances allowed you to choose the industry, and how privilege has helped your success in some ways. Can you talk about that?"I have been privileged in several different ways. We have to acknowledge that there is a privilege in society that is associated…

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