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Federal Court Rules Against Title 42 “Public Health” Expulsions of Migrants – Reason.com

On Thursday, federal district court judge Emmet Sullivan issued a decision ruling that the Biden administration's use of "Title 42" public health authority to expel migrants at the border (including those otherwise eligible for asylum) is illegal. While the ideological valence of the two cases is very different, the reasons why the Title 42 expulsions are illegal are very similar to those that recently led the Supreme Court to rule […]

todaySeptember 19, 2021 2


In landmark ruling, Mexican Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s supreme court voted unanimously on Tuesday to decriminalize abortion, a striking step in a country with one of the world’s largest Catholic populations and a move that contrasts sharply with tighter restrictions introduced across the border in Texas. [...] The vote comes as a powerful women’s movement is transforming Mexico, where female politicians now make up half of Congress. While abortion remains illegal in most of […]

todaySeptember 9, 2021


Arizona man who wore horns in riot pleads guilty to felony

“I am very appreciative for the court’s willingness to have my mental vulnerabilities examined,” Chansley said before pleading guilty to a charge of obstructing an official proceeding. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth is considering Chansley’s request to be released from jail while he awaits sentencing, which is set for Nov. 17. Chansley was among the first wave of pro-Trump rioters to force its way into the Capitol building. He yelled […]

todaySeptember 4, 2021 1


Biden’s Justice Department Goes After Police Misconduct – Reason.com

The deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, figured prominently in last year's nationwide protests against police abuse. In April, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced investigations into the police departments of both cities. The announcements signaled that the Justice Department under President Joe Biden was revving up its Civil Rights Division to investigate systemic police misconduct. That effort represents a sharp turnaround from the […]

todayAugust 30, 2021


Advocate for Afghan translators says Trump administration ‘purposely destroyed’ visa program

Don’t get me wrong. Joe Biden isn’t perfect. His administration’s assumption that the Afghan government’s security forces would put up more than nominal resistance to the Taliban appears to have been disastrously wrong—though, luckily, many of the people who need and deserve safe passage from the country are now being taken care of. But the second-guessing from fans of the big, clammy sack of moldering yam husks who cosplayed as president […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 3


New York Republicans face uphill battle without ‘boogeyman’ Cuomo

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, set to become governor on Aug. 24, announced on Thursday she intends to run for reelection next year. Many think she can win. And even the GOP state party chair, Nick Langworthy, thinks Hochul should be taken seriously. He says she has a knack for on the ground campaigning that others — Cuomo included — lack. “She shouldn’t be underestimated in terms of her skills as […]

todayAugust 15, 2021 1


Lawsuit Says Conditions Inside Biden Administration’s Shelters for Migrant Teens Are ‘Inherently Unsafe’ – Reason.com

Following reports by Reason and other media outlets, and complaints from federal whistleblowers, lawyers representing minors in U.S. immigration custody say the Biden administration is housing migrant youths in "inherently unsafe and inappropriate" conditions. In a motion filed Monday asking a federal court to order the release of migrant youths from two of the Biden administration's so-called emergency intake sites (EIS), lawyers for the National Center for Youth Law argue […]

todayAugust 10, 2021 3