Thu, 25 July 2019
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Amid mass protests Puerto Rico’s governor finally announces his resignation, admitting he can no longer credibly remain in power. (TPM)
Meanwhile, President Trump vetos a a bi-partisan resolution to block arms sales to his good buddies in Saudi Arabia. (CNN)
And lastly, Nancy Pelosi denies the latest calls for Trump’s impeachment, following the testimony of special counsel Robert Mueller. (Politico)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
BuzzFeed News reports that a federal court judge in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked a policy banning asylum for thousands of Central Americans and others who cross through Mexico to reach the southern border, dealing a significant blow to the Trump administration’s effort to restrict immigration.
The Intercept is reporting Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, who campaigned in 2017 as an unequivocal opponent of the death penalty, asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a legal filing Monday night to declare the state’s death penalty system unconstitutional.
AP reports that a federal judge blocked new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close.
House of Representatives has approved an anti-robocalling measure that would make it easier for the government to impose tougher penalties on illegal robocallers and fraudsters. (The Verge)
And the Dallas Morning News has a story today about Francisco Erwin Galicia, a Dallas-born U.S. citizen, who spent 23 days in the custody of the U.S. Border Protection in conditions that made him so desperate he says he almost opted to self-deport.