House Democrats file lawsuit against William Barr and Wilbur Ross for refusing to hand over Census docs
The House Oversight Committee filed a lawsuit against William Barr and Wilbur Ross."President Trump and his aides are not above the law," Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said in a statement. "They cannot be allowed to disregard and degrade the authority of Congress to fulfill our core Constitutional legislative and oversight responsibilities.
Suit sparked by Trump move to undo state emissions standard. Vehicles drive in traffic down the 405 freeway at night in Inglewood. In court papers dated Oct. 15 but made public Tuesday, Justice Department lawyers told U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington that California ’s
WASHINGTON — California and nearly two dozen other states on Friday filed suit against the Trump administration’s unprecedented legal reversal of the state’s authority to set its own rules on climate-warming tailpipe emissions . The lawsuit represents the starting gun in a sweeping legal battle over
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s administration asked a federal judge to throw out California’s lawsuit seeking to preserve its power to regulate tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions, saying Washington has the last word in setting fuel economy standards.
In court papers dated Oct. 15 but made public Tuesday, Justice Department lawyers told U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington that California’s regulation contravened the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s power to set uniform fuel economy standard for the nation.
“A standard that regulates tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions is not just ‘related to’ fuel economy standards. It is a fuel economy standard,” the department lawyers said.
TikTok accused of secretly gathering user data and sending it to China
A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges the app "includes Chinese surveillance software."The lawsuit also accuses the company and its Chinese parent company ByteDance of taking user content such as draft videos without their consent and having "ambiguous" privacy policies. It raises concerns that data gathered by TikTok could be used to identify, profile and track users in the US. The company is benefiting from this alleged activity because it uses this data to sell targeted ads, the lawsuit alleges.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California ’s authority to set auto emissions rules that are stricter than federal standards, taking a Legal experts said that if Mr. Trump ’s move was ultimately held up by the Supreme Court , it could
Trump Asks Court to Toss California Auto Emissions Lawsuit . as more eager than him for a deal and adding a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that appeared intended to put pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, to hold a vote on Trump ’s signature.
California set its own, stricter emissions standards for decades before the Republican administration challenged the state’s authority to do so in September. Governor Gavin Newsom and state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, both Democrats, sued in response and were joined by 22 others states, as well as the District of Columbia and the cities of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In, the states argued the administration exceeded the authority granted to it by Congress when it moved to preempt California’s emission standards.
The Justice Department also argued any state challenge to federal authority should have been filed at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, and not at Jackson’s trial level court. If the judge does not throw out the case, she should transfer it to the higher court, the department said.
Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s second legal challenge this year to Trump administration efforts to reduce its already minimal U.S. market presence. The company is scrambling to preserve its global sales of smartphones and network gear following sanctions announced in May that limit access to U.S. components and technology.
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday posted on Twitter an aggressive defense of his unprecedented move to abolish California ’s legal authority to set its own standards on climate-warming automobile emissions .
“Two courts have already upheld California ’s emissions standards, rejecting the argument the Trump administration resurrects to justify its misguided preemption rule. Yet, the administration insists on attacking the authority of California and other states to tackle air pollution and protect public health
In a response dated Nov. 14 but also made public Tuesday, the states said their lawsuit belongs in trial court because Congress made no provision for direct appellate review of challenges to the fuel economy regulation.
The fight over emission standards is one of several clashes between Trump and the nation’s largest state. Among the other California-Trump clashes:over the administration’s rescission of a rule allowing the state to require electric vehicle sales over an Environmental Protection Agency decision to deregulate almost 1,400 acres of San Francisco Bay salt ponds.
The case is State of California v. Chao, 19-cv-2826, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).
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Civil rights group sues over Oklahoma bail practices .
A civil rights group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against court officials in central Oklahoma, alleging a county’s bail system unconstitutionally discriminates against poor and disabled people. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed the suit late Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City on behalf of six inmates currently being held in the Canadian County jail. Sign up for our Newsletters The lawsuit alleges that theThe American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed the suit late Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City on behalf of six inmates currently being held in the Canadian County jail.