Supreme Court Decides To Rule On LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Cases

On April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to hear three cases involving workplace discrimination against those in the LGBTQ community. At issue in these cases is whether or not laws that ban discrimination against a person’s sex also apply to those who are gay or transgender.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees due to a number of factors. These include a persons sex, race, religion or national origin.

According to the interpretation of the law by the Obama Administration, Title VII’s protection of workers against discrimination based on sex also including barring discrimination against someone based on that person’s sexual orientation. Since the Trump Administration has come to power, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is interpreting Title VII to only apply to a person’s sex and not a person’s sexual orientation.

The Supreme Court will hear three cases concerning workplace discrimination of LGBTQ workers. The first case involves an instructor in New York who was fired. The second case involves the firing of a child welfare worker from the state of Georgia. The third case is somewhat different. The third case involves an employee who states that she was fired when she revealed to her employer that she was in the process of transitioning from a male to a female.

These cases will be watched closely by legal experts. Former Justice Anthony Kennedy was considered a more moderate voice on the Supreme Court on the issue of LGBTQ rights. His was the deciding vote which allowed gay marriage to become legal throughout the United States.

Now, Brett Kavanaugh is serving in Anthony Kennedy’s place. Mr. Kavanaugh is considered to be much more conservative than Mr. Kennedy. Legal observers believe that Justice Kavanaugh may join with the other four conservative members of the Supreme Court and rule that Title VII does not apply to those in the LGBTQ community.

Read More: http://time.com/5575299/supreme-court-lgbt-gay-job-discrimination/

New York’s Mandatory Vaccination Order Upheld

The United States is currently experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of measles cases in several years. Currently, there are 21 states with confirmed measles cases. There are 555 cases spread through 20 of the states. However, the state of New York has seen the most number of measles cases by far. 329 cases of measles have been confirmed in Brooklyn, and over 220 cases are confirmed in the rest of the state of New York.

CNBC reports due to the high number of measles cases, the city of New York mandated that all children would be required to have a measles vaccination unless a child was proven to have a legitimate medical reason to be exempt from vaccination. Those who failed to have a child vaccinated would face fines from the city.

Parents who did not want to have their children vaccinated filed suit claiming that the city was overreaching its authority. Those protesting against mandatory vaccination stated that they believed that quarantining affected individuals would do just as much good as mandatory vaccination. Health officials countered by stating that the measles virus is transmissible before a person shows any sign of having the infection.

This week Judge Lawrence Knipel ruled that New York did have the right to order mandatory vaccination. The judge ruled that the situation was a health emergency that the city had the right to act upon.

Almost every case of measles that has occurred in New York has been in non-vaccinated individuals. Most cases have occurred in Orthodox Jewish areas where vaccination rates are low.

In other areas of the country, cases are also occurring almost entirely in non-vaccinated people. Many parents are not giving the vaccine to their children due to the unscientific belief that vaccines are the cause of autism in children.

In order for a person to be protected from measles, two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine must be given. If a person contracts measles, there can be serious health effects even if the person survives the initial infection.

Border Crisis Gets Militant

As recently reported by CNN, the immigration situation at the southern border has the potential to turn violent quickly. Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a written statement that a fairly organized militia group has detained more than 100 immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The militia group refers to itself as the United Constitutional Patriots and vows to fight against the entry of undocumented immigrants into the U.S. The group is not affiliated with any state, local or federal law enforcement organization and appears to be operating under the umbrella of vigilante justice.

An observer took a video of the recent incident in which the militia group members attempted to prevent immigrants seeking asylum in crossing the border. What is unusual about this incident is that it was actually caught on camera because these types of anti-immigrant militia groups usually operate under the radar. The members dress in military gear and often obstruct their face while carrying weapons. The video shows men ordering the immigrants to stop and sit down while they contact actual Border Control to come arrest the immigrants. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has issued an official statement that they do not coordinate in any official capacity with the militant group, although members of the group do frequently contact Border Patrol to respond to situations involving detained immigrants.

The American Civil Liberties Union has spoken out against the United Constitutional Patriots and has argued that this group violates the constitutional rights of immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. They also contend that it is actually a crime for members of the United Constitutional Patriots to pose as Border Patrol agents and detain any immigrants without proper authority from federal law enforcement agencies. In addition, they have condemned U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for not taking a stronger stance against groups like the United Constitutional Patriots in preventing them from posing as law enforcement officials or obstructing access across the border for immigrants seeking asylum.

While no one appears to be hurt in the video posted online of the most recent incident involving members of the United Constitutional Patriots, civil rights activists are concerned that these types of situations have the potential to turn violent quickly. Even though the immigrants may not be armed, the members of the United Constitutional Patriots and other groups like them do not necessarily have the training or wherewithal to remain calm in tense situations.

Transgender Student Loses Big Scholarship Thanks To New Law

Just a week ago, the United States Department of Defense had officially kicked into action a new controversial law regarding whether transgender United States citizens are able to enlist in any of the five branches of the military.

Although the policy, which has strongly been supported by President Donald Trump, is effectively a ban on transgender people from entering the military, the Department of Defense stated last week that the new policy was not a ban.

Here’s a little information about how the policy works. People who were already enlisted in any of the five branches of the United States military before April 12, 2019, were able to remain in the ranks of whatever branch they were serving. According to the policy, they must have already secured a physician’s diagnosis of gender dysphoria, a mental condition in which males aren’t comfortable with being male and females aren’t comfortable with their female body.

The Department of Defense further allowed people who met the aforementioned conditions to serve whatever branch they’re in under whichever gender they prefer. They would also be able to continue receiving hormone treatments, an ongoing medication regimen that transgender people take to more convincingly appear as if they were born as the gender they’ve transitioned to, and surgery involving the reassignment of genitals.

However, the effective ban – don’t call it a ban to the face of any spokespeople with the United States Department of Defense, however – barred people with gender dysphoria who are also taking hormone replacement therapy or have already elected themselves to sexual reassignment surgery from enlisting in the military.

One of the many downsides to the recent enactment of military enlistment legislation is that some transgender people will lose their scholarships to college, such as Map Pesqueira, a student enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin.

Map had already secured a scholarship via the military, in which the Texan is enrolled.

However, thanks to the recent legislation from none other than the Department of Defense, Map could soon lose his scholarship, effectively forcing him to leave school.

Pesqueira, a 19-year-old who has lived in Texas since birth, is just two weeks away from finishing up his freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin. Map is also a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, better known as ROTC. He received a three-year ROTC scholarship before graduating high school. Unfortunately, he’ll be disqualified from the program, and, therefore, the scholarship.

Congress Wants Deutsche Bank To Hand Over Trump’s Financial Records As well As His Tax Returns

Congress wants to know why Deutsche Bank loaned Mr. Trump money when no other bank on the planet would give the real estate tycoon the time of day. Mr. Trump did get loans from American banks before he bankrupted his airline and casinos. When Trump defaulted on those loans, and the banks that got stuck with the mess Trump created, they vowed never to give Trump another nickel.

But Deutsche Bank decided to lend Trump money in spite of his loan repayment record. According to the Fortune, the Trump Organization made a deal to play a part in a money-laundering scheme that involves the Russian government and a Deutsche Bank branch in Moscow.

According to the report, the director of the Moscow branch had a close relationship with the Kremlin. The Kremlin wanted to exchange rubles for dollars under the table, and the director of the bank made that happen. And some say Trump played a part in that scheme.

Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent Deutsche Bank a friendly subpoena in order for the bank to comply with his request for Trump’s financial records. And Richard Neal, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee wants the IRS to release Trump’s tax returns. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, one of Trump’s fanboys, wants to block that request. But Neal won’t quit until he sees how Trump gets away with paying little or no taxes. Several news reports say Trump’s accountants used creative accounting to help Trump avoid paying taxes.

Mr. Trump claims he is a victim, and he hopes no other president will go through the political torture Congress has put him through. Mr. Trump’s personal Lawyer William Consovoy sent a letter to Neal that said the request for Trump’s tax returns is unconstitutional. But there is a 1920s law that states Congress can request the tax returns of any American citizen. Consovoy and Rudy Giuliani say that law doesn’t apply to the president.

Despite all the pressure and the mudslinging, Melania Trump and Karen Pence say they love their jobs. No one is sure what Karen Pence actually does, but she likes to travel with Mike when he travels overseas to promote Trump’s nationalism. Melania wants another four years in the White House so she can make Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour put her on a Vogue cover again. But that won’t happen, according to Wintour, a former Trump friend, and Democratic supporter.

President Trump’s Campaign Raises $30 Million

President Trump’s re-election campaign has already raised over $30 million. The campaign now has a total of $40.8 million in the bank. This is more than any other presidential campaign. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination, leads the Democratic fundraising.

Bernie’s campaign has raised $18.2 million in the past four months. He currently has $28 million in the bank. Nathan Gonzalez is a political insider. He stated that Trump is trying to raise as much money as possible. However, he does not believe that money will be the factor that decides who wins the 2020 election. The Democratic nominee will have a lot of money, and the president has a lot of money.

The 10 Democratic hopefuls have raised a total of $79.6 million. This is more than the Democratic nominees raised during the first quarter of 2016. Pete Buttgieg, who is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and a Democratic donor enthusiasm, has raised over $7 million.

Jon Soltz is the president of Votevetz, which is a progressive group. He stated that the momentum is clearly shifting left. He also stated that the group will get behind whoever receives the Democratic nomination. Additionally, they will pool their money and donate it to the Democratic nominee.

Trump has been focused on getting re-elected ever since he took office. In fact, he filed his paperwork for reelection in January 2017. He has received a lot of financial support from anonymous online donors. The average contribution was $34.26. Ninety-nine percent of the donations were less than $200.

Even though Trump’s campaign has raised a lot of money, it does not set any records. Former President Obama did not start raising money for his re-election until April 2011. He managed to raise $47 million during the first three months of the campaign.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Among Lawyers Suing To Block Vaccinations Orders In New York City

Five New Your City mothers are suing over an order that requires people living in certain zip codes to be vaccinated for measles. The zip codes in question are locations that have experienced recent measles outbreaks.

The lawsuit filed by the women characterizes the order as arbitrary and unconstitutional. The lawsuit also says there is no evidence of an outbreak of measles that would justify this extreme measure.

The parents also say they are exempted from the vaccinations and accuse the city of New York of violating their First Amendment rights by threatening them with criminal penalties for exercising their right to religious beliefs.

Robert Krakow is the lawsuit’s lead attorney. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has been described as a vaccine critic in the past, is also an attorney on the case.

Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the order for the vaccinations on April 9 for areas in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The public health disaster was declared in response to an outbreak of measles among the Orthodox Jewish Community. Rabbis in the community say the vaccines are in accordance with Jewish law.

According to ABA Journal, the order issued by the city requires that all individuals living in designated zip codes be vaccinated for measles, rubella, and mumps if they cannot prove they are immune to catching measles.

There have been 285 documented cases of measles in New York City since the outbreak began in October. People who contract measles are at risk of developing encephalitis, pneumonia, and brain inflammation. Two adults and seven children have been hospitalized after contracting measles during the current outbreak.

Oxiris Barbot is the health commissioner for the city of New York. Barbot blames the current measles outbreak on a group of people using junk science to discourage others from being vaccinated.

The lawsuit questions how safe it is to take the vaccine and says defenders fo the vaccine refuse to disclose the measles cases that result from the vaccine. The fear of the vaccination spreading measles is a ‘poisonous myth’ according to Barbot.

A second lawsuit complains that Rockland County officials overstepped their authority by banning children who did not get vaccinated from schools and other public places. A county judge issued a temporary stay that prevents the order from being enforced for the time being.

Rockland County officials recently issued a second order that requires children who have contracted measles to remain in their homes. Students in two zip codes are also required to stay away from school if they have not been vaccinated.

After a Dog Bite: Kisling, Nestico & Redick Help You Know Your Legal Rights

Kisling Nestico & RedickAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, with 20 percent of those bites requiring medical attention. That’s almost one million dog bites labeled as severe and requiring additional treatment. Furthermore, these bites can lead to additional diseases like rabies and tetanus in certain cases. Needless to say, dog bites are no joke and should be taken seriously. The law office of Kisling, Nestico & Redick are experts in handling personal injury lawsuits and can help get the care and compensation victims deserve. 

A dog bite can be a legal matter that must be taken seriously. Data from the Insurance Information Institute shows that $675 million was paid in liability claims in 2018 as a direct result of dog bites or other dog-related injuries. This goes to show how important it is to get the right legal advice for a dog bite and take care of any hardship that may result.

How to Handle a Dog Bite in Ohio

Because many personal injury laws, including those relating to dog bites, are different from state-to-state, it’s important to understand the laws regarding dog bites in Ohio before attempting to make a claim.

According to Ohio statute 955.28, an owner, harborer, or keeper of a dog is generally liable for injuries caused by that animal. That person is also responsible for “death or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog.” The individual controlling the dog is therefore at fault in any instance where a dog bite becomes serious and the victim needs medical treatment or additional care.

Additionally, under the state’s common law doctrine, added compensation can be warranted if the dog has previously bitten another person or acted aggressively in the past. However, proving this in a court of law is not easy and may require collecting witness testimony from those who have experienced the dog’s aggressive behavior. Another option is to look up bite records which were previously filed in the court system. If you find that you were not the first victim of the dog in question and there was malicious intent, you may be entitled to punitive damages. These damages are used to punish the defendant for multiple acts of wrongdoing in the hopes of making them understand the severity of these harmful acts.

In the state of Ohio, the majority of dog bite cases are covered under homeowner’s insurance policies. This is the first place a victim can go to obtain the restitution and damages they deserve and may be all that is needed if the bite is less severe. However, more severe bites may warrant additional damages, so it is important to consult with an expert legal team.

It should go without saying that this law does not apply if the injury was inflicted upon someone who was committing an unlawful act, such as trespassing on private property, committing a crime, or abusing the dog in question.

KNR Knows Your Rights

A serious dog bite can start with serious injuries and scars and lead to missed time from work, psychological trauma, and other hardships. The team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick know that anyone bitten by a dog should get the care and compensation they deserve so that they can move forward with their life.

Kisling, Nestico & RedickAn experienced lawyer from Kisling, Nestico & Redick knows the drill when it comes to filing a third-party claim against the insurer representing the dog’s owner. Depending on the bite and severity, this claim may request both economic damages (like medical expenses and lost wages) and non-economic damages (like physical and emotional pain or scarring from the injury).

First, the legal team at KNR works to understand all of the details of the attack by conducting a thorough investigation. From there, the team can then provide guidance on the best next steps, whether that is filing an insurance claim or taking the incident to the legal system and filing a lawsuit against the dog’s owner.

It’s not easy to navigate the insurance and legal systems in Ohio, especially after being attacked and severely injured by a dog. That’s why it’s best to turn to experts who are trained in providing you with the best legal service and can help you recover the most compensation possible to help you move forward with your life.

Contact KNR today to get more information or a free legal consultation for any dog bite that you or a loved one may have recently experienced.

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Trump’s Circling His Legal Wagons In The Swamp While Theresa May Battles The Gators In Her Swamp

It’s no secret. Trump likes to battle his foes in court. Sometimes Trump goes into court knowing he’ll lose, but at least the Trump name is in front of the public. Trump welcomes attention. His greatest asset is his ability to form his own reality based on his beliefs. Good or bad Trump loves to be the focal point.

According to the New Times, Mr. Trump has racked up more than 4,000 legal battles over the last 40 years, and he’s proud of them. But the legal storm that’s brewing in Congress could be his biggest legal battles ever. Thanks to Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Trump will be able to keep the Democrats at bay while he’s in office. But if he loses the 2020 election, Trump’s world will experience its own version of climate change.

No one expects the Democrats to impeach Mr. Trump. In fact, several political analysts think Trump will win the 2020 election. The pros say the Democratic Party is fragmented. Not all Democrats embrace Bernie Sanders and his Democratic socialism. The centrists still believe people will accept the old status quo mentality of the Obama administration. Voters want to upset the political applecart in Washington, but candidates like Joe Biden don’t want radical change.

The British Parliament acts like they don’t want change either. Prime Minister Theresa May can’t seem to get through to the Labour Party in Britain. May wants Brexit to work, but there’s too much political mud in the negotiating waters between May and the European Union. The chance of No-Brexit deal is still on the table.

Prime Minister May had to crawl back to European leaders when the agreement she carved out with Juncker and the other European counsel leaders got nixed by Parliament for the third time. The EU gave May a 6-month extension so May can get Parliament to agree on some kind of realistic deal. Some members of May’s cabinet don’t agree with May’s approach and that only complicates her attempt to leave the EU on good terms, according to British news reports.

Donald Trump thinks Theresa May messed up when she didn’t listen to his advice. Trump told May to sue the European Union to get the deal she wants.

May won’t resign even though members of Parliament and some members of her cabinet want her to go away. May will do what all good politicians do. She’ll find common ground and make Brexit a reality in one way or another, according to her supporters.

Attorney Michael Avenatti Faces More Than 300 years In Jail

The charges for attorney Michael Avenatti continue to mount and he has now been charged with the theft of millions of dollars from five past clients. He has also been charged with bank fraud, perjury, and income tax invasion as part of an indictment that includes 36 counts.

Avenatti is accused of pocketing settlement money that should have been paid to his clients. One of these clients is a former inmate who won a $4 million settlement from the county of Los Angeles. The former inmate was paralyzed after leaping from the second floor of a jail.

Prosecutors allege Avenatti only paid the client $124,000 of the $4 million settlement awarded to the client. The indictment alleges Avenatti funneled the rest of the money through multiple bank accounts including accounts for a coffee company and racing team owned by Avennatti.

The embattled attorney is also accused of using the majority of a $2.75 million settlement awarded to a second client to purchase a private jet for himself. The aircraft is now in the custody of federal officials.

Avenatti once represented adult film star Stormy Daniels when she sought to have a confidentiality agreement between herself and United States President Donald Trump voided.

Avenatti declared his innocence via Twitter and vowed to fight the charges against him. He says he is looking forward to the day the public will be provided with the entire truth pertaining to the charges against him.

A month ago, the state of California charged Avenatti with taking $1.6 million that belonged to a client and using false tax returns filed in Mississippi to access more than $4 million in loans.

Avenatti is accused of failing to pay personal income taxes for four years and not filing business taxes for his two law firms for the past three years. He has also not paid payroll taxes for his coffee shop even though none of the money seemed to trickle down to his employees.

The Los Angeles Times reports Avenatti could face up to 335 years in prison if he is convicted on all 36 counts in the indictment filed against him.

A New York Indictment filed against Avenatti a month ago alleges he attempted to extort Nike for millions of dollars. The allegation is that Avenatti threatened to reveal damaging information against the company if they did not provide him with monetary compensation for his silence.

Source: https://abc7news.com/michael-avenatti-could-face-333-years-in-prison-if-convicted/5243249/

Rudy Giuliani Claims Mueller’s Investigators Are Sneaky Unethical Rabid Democrats

Congress wants to see Trump’s tax returns for the last six years. According to the New York Times, Trump did some creative financial maneuvering on his returns, and those shady entries gave him the ability to pay no taxes. Mr. Trump told the press his tax returns are in the IRS audit department. But according to the IRS, even if Trump’s tax returns were in audit mode he could still release them.

Congress found an old 1920s law that states lawmakers has a right to see any citizen’s tax returns, but Trump and the DOJ don’t care about that law. They plan to fight Congress to keep Trump’s taxes secret. Congress also wants to see Trump’s financial records. Lawmakers want his accounting firm to hand over those documents, but that’s another fight Trump plans to win. Plus, the Congressional Intelligence Committee wants to know if Trump and his organization played a role in the alleged money laundering scheme Deutsche Bank had in place with the Russian government. Trump denies he had any knowledge of a money laundering scheme.

Trump’s Barr summary victory is also in jeopardy. Mueller investigators say Barr’s summary of their report isn’t accurate. Investigators say there’s information in the report that could inflict serious damage to Trump. The Mueller report didn’t exonerate Mr. Trump. Mr. Barr did, according to the investigators. The investigators told DOJ officials Barr didn’t summarize the report the right way. They say they gave Barr information in their notes that don’t need redacting. Barr didn’t use those notes. He used his own opinion to give Trump a pass.

Rudy Giuliani told Fox News the investigators are a bunch of unethical and sneaky leakers. Rudy called them rabid Democrats who hate the president. Obviously, Rudy is in damage control mode. According to recent polls, most American want to see the complete report. Even Lindsey Graham thinks the complete Mueller report should go to Congress as soon as possible.

But despite the recent Mueller news, Trump found time to bash Joe Biden for his amorous inflections while he was vice president. Biden’s up close and personal approach with supporters doesn’t fly in the age of #MeToo. Joe apologized for acting like an infatuated schoolboy when he gets around women. Now that four women said Joe made them feel uncomfortable, Trump jumped into the Biden bashing with a video of a cartoon Joe putting his hands on Biden’s shoulders from behind. Trump added the phrase, “Welcome back Joe.”

Betsy DeVos Continues To Create Turmoil In The Education Department

When Betsy DeVos got caught trying to cut the Special Olympics budget, she claimed she is a big supporter of the Special Olympics. She couldn’t tell the public that Trump cut the funding for that popular program.

DeVos does her part to support the Special Olympics. She donated $50,000 to the Special Olympics from her government paycheck last year. And that was enough to take a little political heat off of her.

But when the news broke that just a few public servants get approved for student loan forgiveness, all the old DeVos screws ups came to the surface. Betsy sat before Congress last week and the meeting didn’t go the way she expected. She called the meeting a sham and a disgrace after Democrat Dick Durbin insinuated she reached her level of incompetence. Billionaire Betsy doesn’t like it when people call her out for upending the public school system to promote her for-profit charter school system.

DeVos and husband Dick are big Republican donors. Dick and Betsy are big political dogs in Michigan. They are political and religious junkies who have enough money to pull strings and get things done their way.

When Trump saw the check DeVos wrote him in 2016, he knew Betsy would be the controversial education secretary he dreamed about. Trump is a big fan of the charter school approach to education. He likes the for-profit concept. And the fact that charter schools can be picky when it comes to what students can go to these inflated versions of the for-profit college debacle.

Mr. Trump got involved in the for-profit college debacle. His college failed just like his airline and his casinos. But now that Betsy is in the education driver’s seat she will take the education heat while Trump threatens to close the Southern border.

But Betsy has a lot of explaining to do now that people know the government workers who want to take advantage of a temporary student loan relief program aren’t getting loan relief. The government authorized $700 million so firefighters, police, nurses, and other public servants can get out from under their student loan debt if they paid the loan payments on time for the last ten years.

More than 38,000 public servants requested loan forgiveness from the education department in 2018, but only 1,100 of those applicants met the first requirements to get loan forgiveness, according to the Washington Post. And only 262 of those people actually got student loans forgiveness, according to the Post.

Nestle is Facing a Lawsuit for Supplying Counterfeit Water

Judge Jeffrey Alker recently rejected Nestle Water North America’s proposition to dismiss a lawsuit that has been revised. The judge claimed that Nestle Waters had defrauded its loyal client base. Allegedly, the company filled bottles of Poland Spring water which is its main brand, with groundwater. The federal judge reiterated that clients might pursue claims regarding Nestle Waters North America’s deception into overpaying for a substandard brand.

The experienced judge allowed consumers from New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to present their claims. He added that federal law stalled claims from consumers in Vermont. Nestle Waters has since insisted that there wasn’t fraud. The water it produced met the state federal requirements. The earlier of the lawsuit was dismissed in May.

Regarding its consumer’s claims, Nestle Waters’ spokesperson insisted that they would remain confident about their legal position. The company holds that it will defend Poland Spring brand against the meritless lawsuit adding that the water is harvested from a natural spring valley making it 100 percent spring water.

Different attorneys representing the plaintiffs didn’t comment about the issue. According to the consumer’s complaint, the water supplier sells about 1 billion gallons of Poland Spring annually. Research indicates that not a drop of this water comes from its advertised source. The actual water source is neither genuine nor legal. It’s also not from natural spring.

The authentic Poland Spring is situated in Maine. It ran dry about 40 years ago. According to the complaint, Nestle Water is claiming this non-operational water source to be the primary source of its brand. Earlier on, Meyer dismissed the case while stating that the consumers were attempting to enforce policies for spring water. The move pre-empted their claims.

In his final decision, Meyer concluded that the plaintiffs would try to prove that Poland Spring water didn’t meet the state’s requirements for consumption standards but that it met specific spring water standards. This would imply that the brand mirrored the federal requirements.

Trump Wants The Courts To Kill Obamacare

President Trump is on one of his fabulist adventures. Bill Barr’s Mueller summary gave Trump the ammunition he needed to stick it to the Democrats. The Trumpster is on top of the world now that he believes the Mueller investigation can’t hurt him. He knows his loyal Trumpians think he won another battle in the Washington swamp. His supporters claim he won’t stop giving them more of that Trump political magic.

Most Americans want to see the full Mueller report. But Attorney general Bill Barr won’t release the report without redacting some of the juicy parts in the report. Those parts claim Trump and his campaign did collude with Russians in 2016. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the chair of the Congressional Oversight Committee wants to force Barr to release the Mueller report without all those black marker lines. But Barr won’t do that, according to sources inside the Department of Justice. Mr. Barr said he would send the redacted report to Congress in mid-April.

The Republicans thought the Barr summary would be enough to keep Trump focused. Senators Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell thought Trump would keep his exoneration in front of the public as long as he could. But in true Trump fashion, he changed his campaign game plan. Trump wants to officially burn Obamacare to the ground. And that news sent McConnell and Graham into re-election panic mode.

According to a Republican Texas judge, Obamacare is unconstitutional. When the Republicans changed Obamacare in 2018, the change made the nine-year-old Affordable Healthcare Act unconstitutional. That ruling is in the hands of an appellate court right now. Trump’s lawyers asked the court to send Obamacare to the healthcare graveyard. If that happens, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance.

But as Politico.com explains, if Trump wins the appeal, the case will go to the Supreme Court and legal experts think Trump will lose that battle. Trump told his voter base his healthcare plan would be better, cheaper, and cover pre-existing conditions even though Trump doesn’t have a formal healthcare plan.

Trump asked former HCA CEO Rick Scott to develop a new plan. Scott, the new Senator from Florida, left the healthcare industry to enter politics because his credibility in the healthcare industry was under attack. But in Trump’s world, Scott is the best healthcare professional on the planet.

Mitch McConnell won’t touch the healthcare issue this time around. McConnell knows the Democrats won that battle during the mid-term elections. He wants Trump to go it alone in this political battle. And most Republicans think McConnell is right.

 

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The Department Of Homeland Security Is In Border Crisis Mode According To Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

The Southern border debacle continues to give Trump heartburn. Mr. Trump blasted the Mexico government for letting all the immigrants pass through the Southern border while Mexico sits back and watches Trump’s face turn from orange to red.

The Department of Homeland Security needs more border agents, according to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Trump told her to hire 5,000 more border agents in 2017, but so far DHS hired 118 new border agents. Being a border agent is one of those jobs few people want on their resume.

Hiring border agents is a challenge due to all the red tape applicants have to go through to get the job. And most of the applicants don’t want to live in a tent in the remote terrain along the border. In short, the immigration system needs help, and Nielsen is in over her head. Kirstjen wants Congress to change the immigration laws now. She’s on the verge of having the same kind of meltdown Trump has every time he turns on the news and sees thousands of immigrants knocking at the border door.

Mr. Trump is so upset with the border situation he threatened to close the Southern border. That would be a monumental screw-up, according to the Washington Post. Thousands of legal workers cross that border every day. And thousands of products that American manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers need to do business would be in jeopardy. The U.S. economy would take another devastating hit if Trump closes the Southern border, according to the New York Times.

In order to show his voter base he means business, Trump cut funding for Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Trump claims most of the bad guys in the United States come from those countries. And Trump thinks cutting off American aid will make the governments of those countries stop the bad guys from leaving. The truth is those countries want them to leave.

The president gave Mexico a few Twitter gabs, but Mexico really doesn’t care what Trump says. The Mexican economy is on fire thanks to Trump’s tariffs. Chinese companies are in the process of opening factories in Mexico to avoid Trump’s tariffs. Trump’s tariff thing hurts American consumers more than it hurts China or any other country that feels the economic burn from the tariffs.

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is in over her head. And she wants help from Congress, so the DHS can protect migrant children and families. She didn’t mention Trump’s border wall in her letter to Congress. Nielsen’s letter said DHS has 1,200 unaccompanied migrant kids in custody, and she doesn’t know what to do with them.