Tuesday, December 18 2018

US

Trump Visitor Logs Subject to FOIA Lawsuit

Washington, D.C., April 10, 2017 – The National Security Archive, together with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Citizens for Responsibility and...

Study: US-born employees miss out on wage growth opportunities when there are anti-immigrant policies

BUFFALO, N.Y. April 10, 2017  - Diverse immigrant populations do more than enrich a city's cultural fabric. According to geographers from the University at...

Leading British medical journal spotlights ‘inequality and health’ in U.S.

April 7, 2017 - The life expectancy of the wealthiest Americans, which now exceeds that of the poorest Americans by 10 to 15 years,...

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education

EAST LANSING, MI, April 7, 2017 - As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public -- and viral -- new research indicates teachers are not...

Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US states

CHESTNUT HILL, MA, April 7, 2017 - Across the U.S., state-level carbon emissions are higher in states where income is more highly concentrated among...

Members of Congress Introduce Cluster Munitions Legislation

Washington April 7, 2017 - Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) introduced the Cluster Munitions Civilian...

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, DC, April 6, 2017 - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the...

Statement from Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis on U.S. strike in Syria

April 6, 2017 - At the direction of the president, U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield today...

A.G. Schneiderman Leads Amicus Brief Opposing Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthoodn

April 6, 2017 - New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief with the...

Center for Reproductive Rights: Senate breaks with 200 year-precedent to change the rules mid-course...

April 6, 2017 - Today, the U.S. Senate took the unprecedented step to change the rules on the nomination of President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge...

EPA Lead Paint Inspections Faulted

Washington, DC April 6, 2017 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is endangering children’s health through sloppy enforcement of lead-safe home repair rules, according...

LGBQ Youth Disproportionately Incarcerated in the U.S. Juvenile Justice System

LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2017– This time focused on youth in detention, a new study by scholars at the Williams Institute found that sexual minority youth...

Senator Ron Wyden, Representatives Maxine Waters and Jamie Raskin to Speak at April 15...

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 5, 2017— The Tax March today announced that Ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee Ron Wyden, Ranking Democrat on the...

Landmark Federal Court Decision Extends Workplace Discrimination Protections to Lesbian and Gay People

Chicago, IL, April 4, 2017 –In a groundbreaking, 8-3 decision, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that workplace discrimination based on...

Michigan Residents Ask Supreme Court to Review Law That Led to Flint Water Crisis

FLINT, MI, March 31, 2017 - Today, a coalition of Michigan residents, organizations, and civil rights attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear...

Consumer Groups Join in Lawsuit Against Department of Energy

WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2017 - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Texas Ratepayers’ Organization to Save Energy (Texas ROSE) joined with...

After Gas Leak, Now Hilcorp Reports Oil Leak in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

ANCHORAGE, AK, April 2, 2017— Hilcorp Alaska on Saturday reported an oil leak from a pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The oil spilling from...

NY AG Lawsuit Against Trump Administration For Illegally Blocking Cost-Saving, Pollution-Cutting Energy Efficiency Standards

NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a state and municipal coalition, today announced that he is commencing legal...

Gender-affirming restrooms recommended for schools

April 3, 2017 - Educational policies and practices should explicitly ensure the wellbeing and healthy development of all students by supporting the right of...

Travel Ban Update: Court Grants Conversion of Temporary Restraining Order to Preliminary Injunction

HONOLULU March 29, 2017 - Attorney General Doug Chin issued the following statement today in response to the ruling by federal judge Derrick K....