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Supreme Court overturns Gorsuch ruling against student with disabilities

Supreme Court overturns Gorsuch ruling against student with disabilities

Parents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no. "To suggest I have some animus against children, senator, would be a mistake", Gorsuch said. The lower courts ruled against the parents. Roberts wrote in the court's opinion that programs for special education students "must be appropriately ambitious.just as advancement from grade to grade is ...



China Calls On US To Honour Climate Commitments

Trump insists the order will benefit American workers, notably coal miners. The fear is that less action by the USA, the number two greenhouse gas emitter behind China, will cause other nations to roll back their own goals . Governor Brown said: "Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump's mind, but nowhere else". "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal", Mr Trump said as he signed his executive order, flanked on by more than a dozen coal miners.


Trump rescinds Obama executive order on labor discrimination

Trump rescinds Obama executive order on labor discrimination

As Think Progress reports, the orders merely amended previous executive actions that protected federal contractor employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, and age-all identity categories that are still guaranteed protection under other federal laws, such as the Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act.


Russian Federation probe should focus on Trump financial ties: U.S. senator

Russian Federation probe should focus on Trump financial ties: U.S. senator

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said a bipartisan "select committee" must investigate alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation due to the many "unanswered questions " surrounding the issue. The plot appears simple: Moscow, aiming to damage the presidential prospects of Democrat Hillary Clinton, deployed hacked documents and misinformation to boost the campaign of rival Trump.


Trump vows efforts to fight nation's opioid addiction crisis

Trump vows efforts to fight nation's opioid addiction crisis

Prosecutors said the resulting traffic gridlock was meant to punish a local mayor for refusing to back Christie's re-election bid, as the governor's aides tried to burnish his bipartisan credentials in advance of his run for president. He hasn't been sentenced. They had argued that U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton should have instructed jurors they could have acquitted the defendants if the government didn't prove the alleged conspiracy was aimed at punishing Mayor Mark Sokolich.


Democrats introduce the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'

Democrats introduce the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'

The Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness, or Mar-a-Lago, Act, would allow for a few exceptions, including for security concerns and "purely personal" visitors. "His Administration has stonewalled congressional requests for information about his advisors and appointees' conflicts of interest". Given that the legislation would have to make it through a Republican-controlled Congress and be signed by Trump himself, it's unlikely that the bill will go anywhere.