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Legal Beat

Oregon judge halts voter-approved high-capacity magazine ban – Associated Press

An Oregon judge handed guns rights advocates a victory Thursday and placed a new, voter-approved ban on high-capacity magazines that was intended to curtail mass shootings on hold until questions about its constitutionality can be decided. Harney County Judge Robert Raschio released the written ruling after a lengthy court hearing earlier this week in which

Immigration

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight Monday to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. Lawmakers and advocacy organizations said they were already weighing fresh options, a day after the Senate parliamentarian