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US agencies temporarily barred from enforcing LGBTQ guidance – Associated Press

A judge in Tennessee has temporarily barred two federal agencies from enforcing directives issued by President Joe Biden’s administration that extended protections for LGBTQ people in schools and workplaces. U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley Jr. in an order on Friday ruled for the 20 state attorneys general who sued last August claiming the Biden administration

Immigration

Judge blocks DHS rule that would have limited deportation requirements – Cronkite News

A federal court this week blocked a Biden administration regulation that would have given border officials more flexibility on deportations to let officers focus limited resources on deporting those who pose the greatest threat. Arizona was one of three states that challenged the policy, which Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich derided as “catastrophic lawlessness” in

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Supreme Court weighs claims in two Arizona death penalty appeals

The Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the question of whether two Arizona death-row inmates can pursue new claims in federal court, or whether federal law prohibits hearings into those claims. Barry Lee Jones, convicted in the 1994 murder of a 4-year-old girl in Tucson, said his trial attorney failed to develop evidence that could

Immigration

‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy resumes, even as feds vow to end it

The Trump-era “remain in Mexico” policy will resume Monday, after the Mexican government agreed to accept migrants who are turned away at the border and forced to wait in Mexico for their hearing. The court-ordered renewal of the Migrant Protection Protocols comes even though the Department of Homeland Security said this summer it was ending

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State lawmaker charged after entering Capitol with rioters

A Republican West Virginia state lawmaker has been federally charged for entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after he livestreamed himself rushing into the building with a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters. Ken Kohl, a top deputy federal prosecutor in Washington, announced the case against state Del. Derrick Evans on a call

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