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United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

United States – The people of Michigan have voted to legalize – with certain restrictions – the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana under state law. However, marijuana continues to be an illegal drug under federal law. As the chief federal law enforcement officers in Michigan, we are providing this statement regarding the enforcement of … Continue reading United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

WASHINGTON | Justices rule for firefighters claiming age discrimination

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination. The justices ruled Tuesday in favor of two Arizona firefighters who claimed they were laid off because of their age when the local fire district they worked for faced a budget squeeze. Justice … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices rule for firefighters claiming age discrimination

WASHINGTON | US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims, businesses and the government. The Justice Department in the last two months has demanded trust documents as part of a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims

Guilty verdicts set precedent in fighting shady recruiting

A federal jury found three men guilty of fraud charges for channeling secret payment to the families of top-tier recruits to influence their choices of schools, apparel companies and agents. Wednesday’s verdicts place the blame firmly on the men for exposing the universities to NCAA sanctions, essentially portraying the schools as victims. The NCAA may … Continue reading Guilty verdicts set precedent in fighting shady recruiting

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Supreme Court wrestles with immigration case

WASHINGTON — The Latest on an immigration case being heard by the Supreme Court (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Supreme Court is wrestling with a case involving the detention of immigrants. The issue in the case the justices heard Wednesday has to do with when federal law gives immigration authorities the ability to hold … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Supreme Court wrestles with immigration case

SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

WASHINGTON | Judge deals blow to Trump effort to overhaul bureaucracy

WASHINGTON  — A federal judge has dealt a blow to President Donald Trump’s effort to overhaul the U.S. bureaucracy, including by making it easier to fire government workers. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says in a ruling issued Saturday that key provisions of three executive orders Trump signed in May “undermine federal employees’ right … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge deals blow to Trump effort to overhaul bureaucracy

Goodell details NFL’s stance on sports gambling after ruling

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league’s position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL’s stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by federal law rather than state law. The Supreme Court ruled … Continue reading Goodell details NFL’s stance on sports gambling after ruling