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Supreme Court allows limited travel ban to take effect; will hear Trump appeal

Supreme Court allows limited travel ban to take effect; will hear Trump appeal

The Supreme Court on Monday granted the Trump administration's request to reinstate part of the travel ban meant to temporarily block people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The court also agreed to hear the government’s appeal of lower court that had prevented the ban from going into place. Overall, the decisions represented a victory for Trump, who for months has fought to implement his executive order affecting travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The court will hear the case when it returns for the fall term, which begins...

June 26, 2017
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19 Dem attorneys general sue DeVos over rescinded student loan protections

19 Dem attorneys general sue DeVos over rescinded student loan protections

Nineteen Democratic state attorneys general are suing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over rescinded student loan regulations. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that the Department of Education violated federal law by abruptly rolling back its Borrower Defense to Repayment rule, which was designed to hold abusive higher education institutions accountable for cheating students and taxpayers out of billions of dollars in federal loans. The Obama-era rule, finalized in November 2016, was meant to better protect student borrowers against misleading and predatory practices...

July 7, 2017
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Kennedy exit gives Trump chance to reshape court for decades

Kennedy exit gives Trump chance to reshape court for decades

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday, handing President Trump and the GOP Senate an opportunity to shift the nation’s high court to the right for decades. Kennedy, whom President Reagan nominated to the court in 1987, has for years been the court’s swing vote in a series of landmark 5-4 decisions, siding with conservatives to protect religious liberty and settle the outcome of the 2000 presidential election but with Democrats on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to the right to an abortion. His retirement at the age of 81 immediately triggered a...

June 28, 2018
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Mueller recommends Manafort serve at least 19 years in prison

Mueller recommends Manafort serve at least 19 years in prison

Follow Us   © 1996-2019 News Communication Prosecutors working in special counsel 's office are recommending a federal judge in Virginia sentence ’s former campaign chairman to at least 19 years in prison.Manafort was convicted on eight counts of bank and tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia last summer. Prosecutors have recommended that Manafort, 69, serve a sentence of 19.5 to more than 24 years in prison for the crimes.Mueller's office is also recommending a fine range of $50,000 to $24.4 million, a term of supervised release of up to five years,...

February 16, 2019
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Hospitals’ Risk May Rise as Anti-Fraud Proposal Narrows Loophole

Hospitals’ Risk May Rise as Anti-Fraud Proposal Narrows Loophole

Hospitals and other health-care providers largely got what they wanted from the Trump administration in a long-sought plan to revise the physician self-referral rule, but one change could see some pushback. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to narrow an existing exception for isolated financial transactions that attorneys say has been a safety net to catch mistakes that would otherwise result in costly violations under the Stark Law. Hospitals could find themselves having to repay Medicare and Medicaid for millions of dollars in claims all because they forgot to put a...

October 25, 2019
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