Their complaint said that Kentucky's waiver from regular Medicaid rules meant the Trump administration had "effectively rewritten the statute . . . overturning a half-century of administrative practice, and threatening irreparable harm to the health and welfare of the poorest and most vulnerable in our country." … [Read more...] about Kentucky’s requirement that Medicaid recipients must work is blocked by a federal judge
Judicial Watch is specifically seeking emails sent by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on two blackberry accounts during her first weeks in office. To prove “its good-faith” recovery efforts, the Secretary of State’s attorneys submitted two FBI declarations — one in secret (or in camera and ex parte). Judicial Watch opposed the secrecy and demanded that the court order the declaration re-submitted for all to see. The non profit group won on that point, and the rest of the case remains ongoing. The case was originally filed by Judicial Watch and Cause of Action Institute in 2015 when President Obama was in office. … [Read more...] about Wait, What? Trump Officials Oppose Conservative Group in Their Case Seeking Clinton Emails
Over the weekend, a violent clash broke out between security guards and protesters at a North Dakota construction site where an oil pipeline is being built. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say will desecrate their sacred grounds, and they filed a lawsuit to put an end to it. The Standing Rock Sioux also requested a temporary restraining order to put the construction on hold while the case is pending. … [Read more...] about Pipeline Developers Partially Halt Construction Amid Tribe’s Challenge
Although both arguments present difficult and close questions, the Court concludes that neither gives cause to end this case by fiat. Scenic America has standing to challenge the Guidance because its case is fueled by concrete harm to the organization’s programs. And because the Guidance is the end of the road for FHWA decisionmaking on this matter, it constitutes final agency action. The Court accordingly declines to take either exit proposed by Defendants and Intervenor and orders that the case should speed on to its next turn. … [Read more...] about Judge sees no roadblock to digital billboard suit; how many road references did he use?
In light of this decision, the NLRB cannot implement its proposed rules which would have dramatically altered the union recognition election process. However, the Court did note that "nothing appears to prevent a properly constituted quorum of the Board from voting to adopt the rule if it has the desire to do so." This issue could resurface depending on the future political make-up of the Board. … [Read more...] about Federal Judge Refuses to Change His Decision Invalidating the Ambush Election Rules