Court Clears Way for Immigrant Teen’s Abortion
After a legal fight involving numerous rulings and reversals, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant, clearing the way for her to undergo an abortion procedure. Federal and state authorities sought to block her from leaving the detention facility in Texas where she is being held, arguing that because of her age and immigration status she had no right to an elective abortion in the United States. Read the story from The AP.
Senator Jeff Flake
In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, the Republican senator from Arizona said that he won’t seek reelection in 2018, adding more uncertainty to next year’s already complicated midterm elections. In his formal announcement on the Senate floor, Flake strongly criticized President Trump. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.
Senate Kills Rule Allowing Class-Action Lawsuits Against Banks
The Senate struck down an Obama-era rule that made it easier for Americans to file class-action suits against banks, rather than being forced into private arbitration. Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote on Tuesday, and President Trump is expected to sign the legislation. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that produced an infamous dossier alleging that President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, according to new revelations on Tuesday. Read the story from The AP.
The Emmy-winning star of “Soap,” “Benson,” and “The Lion King” died Tuesday at age 89. Read the story from NPR.