Georgia Declares State of Emergency After Weekend Shootings in Atlanta

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in the Peach State on Monday afternoon, allowing for the activation of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta following a violent weekend that left 31 people wounded from multiple shootings and five dead, including an 8-year-old girl.

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Emergency Restrictions

A federal court in Texas ruled the City of San Antonio improperly removed a vape shop’s complaint from state court, finding the shop has only asserted claims under the Texas Constitution and state law. After the shop violated the city’s Covid-19 related emergency restrictions several times, the city revoked its certificate of occupancy and threatened to turn off its utilities. 

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San Francisco Passes Law to Secure Rooms for Homeless After Shelter Outbreak

Blasting what many believe to have been a slow response from the San Francisco mayor’s office in protecting the city’s homeless from the coronavirus pandemic, the San Francisco board of supervisors passed an emergency ordinance to procure 8,250 hotel rooms for those with nowhere else to go.

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Federal Judge Clears the Way for Portion of Border Wall Lawsuit to Proceed

President Donald Trump was within his constitutional authority to declare a national emergency at the southern border last year, a federal judge ruled Thursday, but environmental groups can move forward on a central challenge in their lawsuit: whether the president can divert $3.6 billion in military funds to build a border wall.

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