Author Archives: Bloomberg News

Trump targets effort to protect LGBT workers

President Donald Trump’s administration came out against an effort by civil rights groups to ban workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians nationwide, putting him at odds with some of the country’s most valuable companies. The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday ...

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Trump begins shifting courts to the right

Neil Gorsuch recited the oath of office April 10 to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump, shown in the background, has a big opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary. (Bloomberg News photo)

Although he’s been thwarted so far on his legislative agenda before Congress, most notably on health care, President Donald Trump has a big opportunity to reshape another branch of government outside his control: the federal judiciary. He has already moved swiftly to ...

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Sex-offender social media ban thrown out

Registered sex offender Lester Gerard Packingham was convicted after setting up a Facebook account under a false name and posting a message that praised God for the dismissal of a traffic ticket. (Bloomberg News photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media sites including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Voting 8-0, the court said the measure went too far in restricting First Amendment rights ...

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Chevron shielded from $9 billion verdict

The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a ruling that protects Chevron Corp. from having to pay $8.6 billion in a decades-long battle over oil pollution in Ecuador, rebuffing an American lawyer who was found to have committed fraud in the South American ...

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Justices to hear Ohio voter-purge case

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider giving states more freedom to rid their voter rolls of people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. Agreeing to hear an appeal by Ohio, the justices said they’ll consider reinstating a purging technique ...

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