California Federal Land Sale Law Shut Down by Federal Judge

Certain that the Trump administration would soon auction off chunks of federal land in California to oil companies, California lawmakers in 2017 scrambled up a defense. They passed a first-of-its-kind law allowing the state to freeze certain sales it doesn’t agree with by granting regulators right of first refusal on transfers of federal land to private buyers.

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Judge Likely to Allow Detained Migrant Children’s Claims to Move Forward

A federal judge denied the Trump administration’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit Friday by detained immigrant and asylum-seeking children who say that detention centers are compromising their health, blocking legal assistance and violating their due process rights.

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