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Federal prosecutors file seditious conspiracy charges against Oath Keepers in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers were charged on Thursday by federal prosecutors with seditious conspiracy in organizing the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and disrupting the Electoral College certification of the president.... Read more»

Asylum-seekers ask judge to order feds to speed up renewals of work permits

Although Department of Homeland Security regulations state applications for renewal of work permits should be adjudicated within 180 days of receipt, asylum seekers told a federal judge Friday the government "is routinely exceeding that deadline, taking 10 months or more."... Read more»

Challenges to the Voting Rights Act are far from over

When the U.S. Supreme Court decided an important Arizona voting rights case earlier this year, its ruling made it more difficult for voters to challenge restrictive state voting laws - now, the state of Texas is attempting to hobble what remains of the Voting Rights Act. ... Read more»

Texas abortion law reflects GOP turn towards citizen enforcement

The new Texas law effectively banning nearly all abortions in the state relies on private citizens to enforce it, the highest-profile example of a growing push by Republicans to give supporters broad power to sue over issues important to their base. ... Read more»

Declassifying the 9/11 Investigation

President Joe Biden took the notable step last week of ordering the Justice Department and other agencies to disclose new portions of their long-secret files on the Qaida plot - what remains in doubt is whether the declassification will resolve the mysteries that still surround the case.... Read more»

Biden proposes new asylum system for crossings at Mexico border

Facing more than a million backlogged cases, the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department wants to update how it handles people seeking asylum at the U.S. - Mexico border.... Read more»

House Dems to unveil revamped voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis

House Democrats plan to unveil the John Lewis Voting Rights and Advancement Act - named after the late Georgia civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis - on Aug. 6, the same date that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.... Read more»

Analysis

Judges considering asylum for unaccompanied minors 'significantly influenced' by politics

Though decisions involving minors made by immigration judges are supposed to be based on whether children have fears of being persecuted in their home countries and whether these fears are realistic, research shows that these judges were influenced by factors outside of the case.... Read more»

Trump wanted Supreme Court to order new election in Arizona, other states

Documents obtained by the U.S. House Oversight Committee showed that former President Donald Trump wanted his Justice Department to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to order a half dozen states, including Arizona, to hold new presidential elections and to bar them from casting their electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden.... Read more»

ProPublica’s tax revelations lead to calls for reforms — and investigation

ProPublica’s investigation released Tuesday revealing that the top 25 wealthiest Americans have paid little, and sometimes nothing, in federal income taxes has resulted in demands to rewrite the tax code and to investigate how the confidential data was released.... Read more»