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Chinese Propagandists Compare Minnesota Riots to Hong Kong Protests

Chinese propagandists quickly jumped on the Minneapolis riots to score political points against the United States, comparing the riots to the Hong Kong protests and behaving as if China has a lighter touch when dealing with civil unrest than President Donald Trump because Trump said in a tweet that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Police in riot gear move in to break up a group of marchers as hundreds take to the streets to protest against the recent fatal shootings of black men by police Friday, July 8, 2016, in Phoenix. Freeway ramps were closed and pepper spray and tear gas were used Friday …

Holder: Trump ‘Is Not a Believer in’ the Rule of Law

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” former Attorney General Eric Holder stated President Trump doesn’t believe in the rule of law and takes a “situational” approach where he wants to treat his supporters better than everyone else. Holder said

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Former AG Edwin Meese: AG Sessions Doing Great Job for Trump

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III — perhaps the most revered icon for conservatives from the Reagan administration and one the most consequential attorneys general in American history — is praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his work at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, accompanied by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, reaches to shake hands with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, as they arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, for Sessions confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Alex …

Texas Supreme Court Curbs Same-sex Marriage Benefits

The Supreme Court of Texas held that the U.S. Supreme Court opinion recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry does not automatically entitle them to spousal employment benefits. The unanimous court held that the 2015 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges did not address the right to tax, insurance, or other benefits–only the right to marry.

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Texas Court Hears Case to Curb Gay Marriage Rights

The Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments today in a case where Houston taxpayers sued urging that subsidizing employment benefits for the spouse of a same-sex couple is illegal. Lawyers for the taxpayers describe the case as “the only one of its kind in the nation.”

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