Judge orders Alaska prison guards to stop giving Muslim inmates pork during Ramadan

A federal judge on Thursday granted a restraining order prohibiting prison guards in Alaska from giving Muslim inmates pork for their only meal during Ramadan. Anchorage Correctional Complex had been allowing Muslim inmates to “starve,” as consuming pork is forbidden in Islam, said the Council…

It’s Illegal For President Trump To Block You On Twitter

A New York federal judge — or, as President Trump may be tempted to call her, a “so-called judge” — ruled Wednesday that Trump is violating the constitutional rights of people he blocks on Twitter for criticizing him. U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald…

Climate liability lawsuits face their toughest challenge yet

A federal judge will hear arguments on Thursday as to whether or not to dismiss a lawsuit brought against Big Oil by two cities in California, presenting the movement to hold fossil fuel companies legally responsible for climate change with its toughest challenge yet. The arguments…

Prosecutors hid evidence that favors anti-Trump protesters, judge rules

The federal prosecutor who has pursued hundreds of Trump inauguration protesters on unprecedented felony riot charges for over a year lied to the court about edits her team made to a key video filmed by right-wing operative James O’Keefe’s organization, a judge found Wednesday. The…

Equifax’s OWN LAWYER Will Run Dept Investigating Equifax

–Equifax’s own lawyer, Andrew Smith, has been confirmed to run the Federal Trade Commission, which will be overseeing the investigation into Equifax’s massive data breach in yet another example of regulatory capture under the Trump administration Lawyer who repped Equifax will run office that investigates…

Pruitt’s Misuse of Religion to Sell Out Our Air and Water

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing at least 16 federal investigations based on his established pattern of harmful actions against the environment and the manipulation of his position of power for personal gains. Throughout the first year of his appointment as the…

Federal regulators vote to limit practice of measuring climate impact of pipelines

Federal regulators appeared to defy a 2017 court ruling when they decided not to take greenhouse gas emissions into account as part of their review of natural gas pipeline applications. Last year, a federal court ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) must fully…

Lawyer who repped Equifax will run office that investigates Equifax

Giant companies facing federal scrutiny for exposing sensitive consumer data have good reason to unclench their stress balls: Their own lawyer was just put in charge of the office that is investigating them. Andrew Smith will head the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection office after…

BREAKING: Trump admits debt to Cohen for Stormy Daniels payoff

In a federal financial disclosure released Wednesday, President Trump acknowledged his $130,000 debt to his attorney, Michael Cohen, for a hush money payment Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. In last year’s form, Trump did not acknowledge the debt, which watchdog groups and…

Federal judge overturns Oakland’s coal export ban

A federal judge overturned Oakland’s ban on coal shipments through a planned export terminal on Tuesday, dealing local environmental and social justice groups a blow to their agenda. The city of Oakland passed a ban on coal shipments through the proposed terminal in 2015, after…