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California Senate passes bill prohibiting ‘forced outing’ of students

The legislation now heads to a final vote in the Assembly, where it will proceed to the governor's desk if passed.

President Biden says he won’t offer commutation to his son Hunter after gun sentence

Biden's remarks came one day after the White House declined to rule out a potential commutation for Hunter Biden.

No immunity for sheriff

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Louisiana sheriff did not win immunity against the negligent hiring and supervision claims he’s facing after a male deputy was criminally charged with raping a female pretrial detainee he was guarding at a hospital in 2019. The woman died, but her mother sues because the guard’s presence violated the sheriff’s written policy against having a male deputy guarding a female inmate without another male deputy present, if no female deputy is available. Due to this, and the guard’s history of drug abuse and psychological treatment, the sheriff may be liable.

DOJ: Phoenix police used excessive deadly force, violated civil rights

The city says it needs “several weeks” to craft a response to the Department of Justice’s findings that the city discriminates on the basis of race and against those who are homeless and mentally ill.

California Legislature passes $293 billion budget

Top lawmakers will now work with Governor Gavin Newsom on a final budget, which could reach a vote next week.

Justice Thomas failed to report additional private jet trips on financial disclosure docs, Senate Judiciary says

The revelations come after billionaire real-estate mogul Harlan Crow reached an agreement with lawmakers to turn over seven years of financial documents related to his relationship with the Supreme Court jurist.