Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservative justices granted Alabama’s request to stay a federal judge’s order that would allow local officials to offer curbside voting in the July runoff and loosens absentee […]

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Splitting 5-4, Supreme Court Grants Alabama’s Request to Restore Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON — By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a trial judge’s order that would have made it easier for voters in three Alabama counties to use absentee ballots in this month’s primary runoff election. The court’s brief, unsigned order gave no reasons, which is typical when it rules on emergency applications, […]

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New York Judge Blocks Publication of Trump Tell-All Until a July Hearing

A judge in Dutchess County, N.Y., on Tuesday temporarily blocked publication of a tell-all book by President Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump that is currently scheduled for release July 28. Judge Hal Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court issued the temporary restraining order until a hearing on July 10 to decide whether Ms. […]

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NY judge temporarily blocks Mary Trump’s book publication

A New York state judge has temporarily blocked the publication of President Trump’s niece Mary’s new tell-all book, pending the outcome of a hearing set to take place next month. After a judge in Queens County dismissed a previous lawsuit for being filed in the wrong forum, the president’s brother Robert Trump filed a new […]

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Judge blocks 25% capacity rule for religious services in NY

A federal judge has blocked New York state from enforcing coronavirus restrictions limiting indoor religious gatherings to 25% capacity when other types of gatherings are limited to 50% By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press June 26, 2020, 7:06 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — A […]

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Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt blocks unanimous-consent bill that would remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., blocked a bill presented by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who requested unanimous consent to remove confederate statues from the Capitol Thursday. “I ask unanimous consent the Rules Committee be discharged from further consideration of [Bill] S.3957 and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration,” Booker said on the Senate […]

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Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen […]

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Bears coaches: Khalil Mack has ‘something to prove’

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack is blocked by the Chiefs in December. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Bears coaches know that Khalil Mack has been working out. They’ve seen him. Their star outside linebacker attended offseason video meetings from the weight room in his basement. Bears coaches know that Khalil Mack has been working […]

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What Is DACA? And How Did It End Up in the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration on Thursday from going ahead with its plan, announced in 2017, to end a program called DACA that protects about 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation. The ruling did not address the merits of the program or the decision to end it; the court ruled only […]

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Oklahoma judge refuses to require social distancing at Trump’s Tulsa rally amid coronavirus concerns

A Tulsa, Okla., judge blocked an emergency attempt to keep President Trump’s upcoming campaign rally from happening as planned after plaintiffs claimed that it would be a coronavirus “super-spreader” that would endanger the public. The lawsuit, brought by two Oklahoma residents who say they are immuno-compromised, claim that the rally poses a danger because the expected large […]

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Tinsley Mortimer Says Dorinda Medley Blocked Her On IG After ‘RHONY’ Orchard Scenes: ‘She’s A Liar’

Tinsley Mortimer shared with Andy Cohen that it was Dorinda Medley who blocked her on Instagram after ‘everybody was going off on her’ following the women’s trip to the orchard and Dorinda’s treatment of Tinsley.  While Tinsley Mortimer prepares to step away from The Real Housewives of New York City and start her new chapter in […]

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Michigan judge orders state to stop trying to hold barber in contempt for not closing shop during pandemic

A Michigan judge has blocked efforts by the state’s attorney general to continue trying to hold a local barber in contempt of court over the businessman’s refusal to keep his shop closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday had vacated a ruling that ordered Karl Manke to close his haircutting business in […]

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Appeals Court Blocks White House From Suspending Reporter’s Press Pass

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from imposing a 30-day suspension on the White House press pass of a reporter for trading caustic and blustering comments with Sebastian Gorka, a right-wing commentator who worked briefly in the White House, after an event in the Rose Garden last year. In […]

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Twitter disables Trump campaign’s George Floyd video tribute

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president, one of its most widely followed users. The company put a label on a video posted by the @TeamTrump account that said, “This media […]

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What’s Different About the Protests in Los Angeles This Time

By ImageProtesters blocked the intersection of Figueroa and Olympic in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.Credit…Bryan Denton for The New York Times Good morning. (Don’t already get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) On Tuesday night in Los Angeles, the sound of police helicopters once again thudded overhead and sirens screamed as the sun set. […]

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Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man’s death

Authorities say shots were fired and protesters blocked traffic during a demonstration in downtown Denver to protest this week’s death of a handcuffed black man during a confrontation with a white police officer in Minnesota By The Associated Press May 29, 2020, 1:45 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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Protesters stop LA freeway traffic, smash patrol car windows

Hundreds of people protesting the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis blocked a Los Angeles freeway, damaging California Highway Patrol cars and possibly injuring a demonstrator By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press May 28, 2020, 4:23 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Seoul Shuts Bars as South Korea Tracks New Cluster

Here’s what you need to know: The U.S. blocked a Security Council vote that would have called for a halt to armed conflicts amid the pandemic. Image A Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York in February.Credit…Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A vote on a United Nations Security Council resolution calling […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Argentina Hurtles Toward Default

Here’s what you need to know: The U.S. blocked a Security Council vote that would have called for a halt to armed conflicts amid the pandemic. Image A Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York in February.Credit…Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A vote on a United Nations Security Council resolution calling […]

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Trump Blocks Fauci Testimony Before Democratic Congress, But He Is Free to Speak Before Republican Senate

In a move that is all but impossible to label anything but partisan, the White House has blocked their top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, from testifying before a Democratic-controlled House subcommittee next week, but will allow the doctor to testify in front of a Republican-led Senate committee later this month. After the Washington […]

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Collins blasts Democrats for blocking coronavirus stimulus plan, says they’re ‘playing with fire’

Senate Democrats late Sunday blocked the $1.3 trillion economic rescue package Republicans say would help businesses and families hurt financially by the coronavirus outbreak, prompting U.S. stock futures to fall 5 percent and sparking a new wave of uncertainty that the two sides can get together and forge an agreement. CHAD PERGRAM: WHAT HAPPENS NOW IN […]

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Lawmakers Delay Promotion of Officer Involved in Deadly Niger Ambush

WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee has temporarily blocked the promotion of one of the top Special Forces officers involved in the fatal Oct. 4, 2017, ambush in Niger, American officials said Friday. The attack resulted in four American deaths and exposed the U.S. military’s shortcomings in western Africa. Col. Bradley D. Moses, the […]

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Democrats Block Abortion-Related Bills as Republicans Seek Election Advantage

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked action on legislation that would ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose criminal penalties on doctors who fail to aggressively treat babies born after abortions, casting a pair of votes that Republicans hope to use to their advantage in the 2020 elections. The two […]

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