US Politics

Sen. Harris Criticizes DLA Piper’s Forced Arbitration Policy

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Tuesday criticized DLA Piper, where her husband is a partner, over the firm’s policy of requiring employees to arbitrate employment-based legal claims, after an attorney for an accuser urged the presidential candidate to condemn the practice…

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San Francisco Rips EPA Claims Of Clean Water Act Violations

City officials in San Francisco have fired back at what they called a “series of mischaracterizations, inaccuracies and falsehoods” contained in a letter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent on Wednesday alleging the city had violated the Clean Water Act…

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Feds Ask 9th Circ. To Lift Block On Asylum Restriction

The federal government urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to undo a California federal judge’s decision to block the Trump administration’s policy of rejecting asylum claims at the Southwest border from migrants who cross through a country besides their own…

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Ex-Koch Staffer Gets Top DOI Atty Post Amid Perjury Claims

The Republican majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Daniel Jorjani as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s top lawyer, despite Democrats’ claims that Jorjani lied to legislators about his involvement in a controversial public records proposal at the agency…

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