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Republican Leaders Pull Health Care Bill

Posted Mar 24, 2017

President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the GOP-backed American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) prior to voting.  The bill was supposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) put in place by the Obama Administration, but could not garner enough support amongst Republicans.  See the CRS Report  comparing AHCA to ACA provisions.  Read articles in the New York Times and Washington Post.

White House Announces Approval of Keystone Pipeline XL

Posted Mar 24, 2017

The Trump administration announced its approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration’s decision to block the controversial oil project.  Read the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone Pipeline Project. Read articles in USA Today, Bloomberg News and Washington Post.

California Chief Justice Asks ICE to Stop “Stalking” Immigrants at Courthouses

Posted Mar 17, 2017

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concerns about immigration enforcement tactics at California courthouses.  She wrote, in part, “As officers of the court, we judges uphold the constitutions of both the United States and California, and the executive branch does the same by ensuring that our laws are fairly and safely enforced.  But enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair.  They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary’s ability to provide equal access to justice”.  Read articles in the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post.