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The Waskom City Council passed a sanctuary city ordinance in June 2019. Screenshot, NBC6 Studio In June 2019, the small Texas town of Waskom declared…View More Sanctuaries protecting gun rights and the unborn challenge the legitimacy and role of federal law
The Supreme Court begins its newest session on the first Monday in October. AP/J. Scott Applewhite The Supreme Court begins its annual session on Oct.…View More This year at the Supreme Court: Gay rights, gun rights and Native rights
The Supreme Court in June AP/J. Scott Applewhite Legal briefs, in even the most high profile cases, rarely make headlines. They are technical documents intended…View More Democrats turn a venerable legal tool into a declaration of war