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Trump’s dubious claims on health care, court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t providing all the facts when he promises that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance if “Obamacare” is ruled unconstitutional.

Eager to get conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett quickly confirmed to the Supreme Court, which is hearing his challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Trump asserts that “far cheaper” and “much better” plans will replace the Obama-era law. He also points to a new executive order offering protections. But his claims are illusory.

Various GOP bills, in fact, have been seen over the years as providing less than what “Obamacare” already provided, and it’s unlikely an executive order will have much effect.

In a momentous past week, Trump painted a fantastical portrait of a coronavirus that affects “virtually nobody” among the young as he faced a grim U.S. milestone of 200,000 deaths and he asserted a constitutional basis

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US maintains plan for TikTok download ban; court to rule

The Trump administration said Friday it would not back down from a plan to ban new US downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok, setting up a court showdown ahead of a Sunday deadline.

A Justice Department court filing said it opposes TikTok’s petition for an injunction to block the order from President Donald Trump, who has called the Chinese-owned social platform a national security risk.

US District Judge Carl Nichols set a hearing for Sunday at 9 am (1330 GMT) in Washington for TikTok’s request to block the president’s order before it goes into effect at 11:59 pm Sunday (0359 GMT Monday).

The government lawyers said they wanted to file a brief “under seal,” which would not be available as a public record, citing national security and confidential business information.

The court filing said TikTok had tentatively agreed to sealed briefs but would reserve the right to request that

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District Court Dept. 1: Villani, Yeager seeking seat

A prosecutor and Clark County hearing master are squaring off in a race for an open seat on the District Court bench.

The two candidates — former public defender Bita Yeager and deputy district attorney Jacob Villani — told the Review-Journal that they would take varying approaches to serving as judge.

Villani, who worked in a family construction business before attending law school, said he would be “tough on crime.

“I will be tough on criminals. There’s a difference between that and being fair to an accused criminal… I am victim focused.”

Yeager, who spent 18 years at the Clark County Public Defender’s office, said she supported treatment and rehabilitation for some defendants.

In 2015, Yeager was appointed as a Las Vegas justice of the peace, but lost a re-election bid the following year.

Yeager pointed to her 25 years of work as an attorney and vowed to implement “community-minded”

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Trump to Court Skeptical Black Voters With Small Business Plan

He plans to outline a policy the White House calls the Platinum Plan to increase Black employment and give Black-owned businesses access to $500 billion in capital, according to people familiar with the proposal. The people asked not to be identified discussing the proposal before the president announces it.

His plan also calls for the government to encourage greater “activity” in Opportunity Zones, a program created by the 2017 tax overhaul Trump signed, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. Under the law, investors can reap tax benefits by investing in areas states designate as low-income.

Yet the program has drawn criticism for luring investment to neighborhoods that were already improving and for encouraging gentrification, displacing some Black residents who were supposed to benefit.

Trump will also promise further action along the lines of a law he signed in 2018 to reduce federal sentences for some non-violent offenses.

The

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Trump, Biden court Black business owners in final election sprint

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: ‘What country are we in?’ Romney: ‘Unthinkable and unacceptable’ to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden on Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: ‘What country are we in?’ Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Harris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle MORE are seeking to boost engagement with Black business owners, part of a key demographic critical for both campaigns as the election enters the home stretch.

Their efforts underscore how the economy remains just as much a key issue for Black voters as with other groups, even as national attention focuses on racial justice protests that have swept the country following

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3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing

From the party that brought you #DefundThePolice, enter the latest political gift to Republicans: #PackTheCourt. The proposal to expand the number of Supreme Court justices is gaining traction among Democrats as a proportional response if Republicans ram through Trump’s nominee at the eleventh hour. Last week, Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDemocrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court Schumer: ‘Nothing is off the table’ if GOP moves forward with Ginsburg replacement Democrats see fundraising spike following Ginsburg death MORE (D-Mass.) came out with the most unequivocal endorsement of the move. If Republicans proceed with Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, he tweeted, “we must …expand the Supreme Court” the next time that Democrats hold power.  

Markey is in good company. During the recent presidential primaries, several top Democrats – including current vice presidential nominee Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle Nearly 40 Democratic senators call

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The Finance 202: Big business eyes more wins with padded conservative majority on Supreme Court

Yet the court is also primed to rule on a slate of issues pitting big-business interests against consumers and workers – with sweeping consequences for the balance of power between them. 

This court already treats business interests more favorably than any in nearly a century, some scholars argue. In its 2017 term, the court returned pro-business decisions in more than 80 percent of the cases in which they were at stake, according to an analysis by Adam Feldman, author of the Empirical SCOTUS blog.

That was before Brett Kavanaugh replaced Anthony Kennedy on the court, advancing the court’s rightward shift. Trump’s pick is primed to cement that evolution. Per Feldman’s analysis, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the least business-friendly justice from 2015 through 2017:

Adding another justice likely to side with the corporate agenda, public-interest lawyers who argue before the court say, will make it harder for consumer and

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s temporary ban

Washington: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged President Donald Trump’s order that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visas from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in his 11-page order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing the Secretary of

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s H-1B visa ban

Washington: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged the proclamation of President Donald Trump that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visa from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

 

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in its order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing the Secretary

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s temporary ban on H-1B visa- The New Indian Express

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WASHINGTON: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged the proclamation of President Donald Trump that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visa from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in its order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing

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