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Trump sued for denying checks to Americans married to immigrants

APRIL 25, 20201:17 PM UPDATED 1:17 PM
President Trump was sued over a provision of the coronavirus relief package that could deny $1,200 stimulus checks to more than 1 million Americans married to immigrants without Social Security numbers.

The suit was filed Friday by an Illinois man using the pseudonym John Doe, who seeks to represent all others in his position. Doe claims a carve-out in the relief package discriminates against him “based solely on whom he chose to marry.”

The $2-billion CAREES Act, approved by Congress last month, provides $1,200 payments to U.S. taxpayers who earn as much as $75,000 — plus $500 for each child. But to be eligible, both spouses in families that file joint tax returns must have Social Security numbers — unless one of them is a member of the military.

That leaves 1.2 million Americans ineligible, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago. The lawsuit cites the Migration Policy Institute, which says on its website that’s how many “unauthorized” immigrants in the U.S. are married to Americans.


https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/ ... immigrants
Hmm! To whom are twitler and McConnell married? Of course, I assume they aren't getting the checks?
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Hmm! To whom are twitler and McConnell married? Of course, I assume they aren't getting the checks?
Their spouses have SS#s, so yes. but they make too much money, so no.

Which brings a question. When are immigrant spouses eligible for a SS#? Not until they've been married for two years and apply for the perm residence/green card?

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Businesses Seek Sweeping Shield From Coronavirus Liability Before They Reopen
April 27, 2020 | https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics ... r-BB13jZyi
WASHINGTON — Business lobbyists and executives are pushing the Trump administration and Congress to shield American companies from a wide range of potential lawsuits related to reopening the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, opening a new legal and political fight over how the nation deals with the fallout from Covid-19.
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Administration officials have said they are examining how they could create some of those shields via regulation or executive order. But lobbyists and lawmakers agree that the most consequential changes would need to come from Congress — where the effort has run into partisan divisions that could complicate lawmakers’ ability to pass another stimulus package.

Republicans are pushing for the liability limitations as a way of stopping what they say are overzealous trial lawyers and giving business owners the certainty they need to reopen. Democratic leaders say they oppose any moves to undermine worker protections.

Leaders of labor unions say limiting business liability will reward companies that are not taking adequate steps to ensure the safety of their workers and consumers.
McConnell Wants Broad Liability Shield In Next COVID-19 Bill
April 27, 2020 | https://www.law360.com/articles/1267837 ... id-19-bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that a broad liability shield will be a top Republican priority for the next COVID-19 relief bill, arguing that companies need protection from lawsuits as they reopen and try to revive the moribund economy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., recently. (AP)
McConnell outlined liability protections that would go beyond health care providers to cover everyone from small-business owners to big companies. The Kentucky Republican's declaration will cheer business groups and many conservatives but is sure to draw opposition from plaintiffs attorneys, worker advocates and Democrats who see the effort as an excuse to push tort reform.

"While our nation is asking everyone from frontline health care professionals to essential small-business owners to major employers to adapt in new ways and keep serving, a massive tangle of federal and state laws could easily mean their heroic efforts are met with years of endless lawsuits," McConnell said in a statement.

To provide "stability, clarity and certainty," the majority leader said, Republicans "will proudly insist" on liability protections in future relief measures while opposing "tangential left-wing daydreams."

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I don't think Nancy is going to allow the Republicans to throw away worker protections.

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Isn’t that convenient? The workers want a safe environment to come back to and the employers don’t want to be forced to provide it.
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
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I don't think Nancy is going to allow the Republicans to throw away worker protections.
I would hope not, but not surprised Mitch is pushing it.
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Associated Press: Faced with 19,000 dead, care homes seek shield from lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with 19,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care.

At least 15 states have enacted laws or governors’ orders that explicitly or apparently provide nursing homes and long-term care facilities some protection from lawsuits arising from the crisis. And in the case of New York, which leads the nation in deaths in such facilities, a lobbying group wrote the first draft of a measure that apparently makes it the only state with specific protection from both civil lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

Now the industry is forging ahead with a campaign to get other states on board with a simple argument: This was an unprecedented crisis and nursing homes should not be liable for events beyond their control, such as shortages of protective equipment and testing, shifting directives from authorities, and sicknesses that have decimated staffs. ...

Watchdogs, patient advocates and lawyers argue that immunity orders are misguided. At a time when the crisis is laying bare such chronic industry problems as staffing shortages and poor infection control, they say legal liability is the last safety net to keep facilities accountable.

They also contend nursing homes are taking advantage of the crisis to protect their bottom lines. Almost 70% of the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes are run by for-profit companies, and hundreds have been bought and sold in recent years by private-equity firms.
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Fox Business wrote:Judicial Watch files lawsuit seeking Dr. Fauci, WHO records
4 May 2020

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton explains to FOX Business’ Lou Dobbs why the organization filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller seeking Dr. Anthony Fauci and the World Health Organization’s records as the coronavirus pandemic affected the U.S.

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Families sue meat companies after workers die of COVID-19

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/meatpacker ... d=88460230
More than 50 meatpacking workers have died of COVID-19. Now, the families of two of those workers have sued their former employers, accusing the companies of ignoring safety guidelines.

A Pennsylvania family sued beef processor JBS last week over the death of Enock Benjamin, a 70-year-old man who died April 30 after contracting COVID-19 at the company's Souderton plant, the suit alleges. It accuses JBS, the second-largest meat processor in the U.S., of ignoring recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early March that meat companies position plant workers at least six feet apart and provide them with gloves.

JBS did not require workers to report illness or to self-quarantine, and it did not obtain masks for workers until April 2, the complaint said, adding that the company added an extra work day so it could keep up with consumer demand for meat, according to the complaint.

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The case mirrors one filed May 4 in Dallas, Texas, by the partner and parents of Hugo Dominguez, who was a forklift operator at Quality Sausage. Dominguez, who was 46 when he died, started showing symptoms April 15 and died 10 days later.
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CNN: Federal appeals court upholds California’s ban on in-person church services

A federal appeals court rejected a California church’s lawsuit hoping to overturn the state’s ban on in-person church services.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday on a lawsuit brought by the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, earlier this month.

The lawsuit claimed California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials violated the church’s First Amendment rights with stay-at-home orders issued because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a 2-1 decision, the court upheld the state’s ban, saying it doesn’t violate the First Amendment. A federal district court denied the request for a temporary injunction on May 15, according to the ruling.

“Where state action does not ‘infringe upon or restrict practices because of their religious motivation’ and does not ‘in a selective manner impose burdens only on conduct motivated by religious belief,’ it does not violate the First Amendment,” the ruling said. ...

“We’re dealing here with a highly contagious and often fatal disease for which there presently is no known cure. In the words of Justice Robert Jackson, if a ‘[c]ourt does not temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom, it will convert the constitutional Bill of Rights into a suicide pact,” the ruling states.
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In a 2-1 decision, the court upheld the state’s ban, saying it doesn’t violate the First Amendment. A federal district court denied the request for a temporary injunction on May 15, according to the ruling.
The 9th's ruling. Dissent by Collins, a nominee from the impeached president (confirmed on near party-line vote).
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New York Times: Supreme Court Refuses to Stop Order to Move Inmates From Virus-Ravaged Prison

The court’s action left in place a court order requiring prison officials to move more than 800 older or medically vulnerable prisoners from a facility that has seen nine deaths from Covid-19.


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused a request from the Trump administration to block a trial judge’s ruling that had ordered federal prison officials to take steps to protect more than 800 older or medically vulnerable inmates at Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Ohio, where nine prisoners have died from the coronavirus.

The Supreme Court’s brief, unsigned order turned in part on a procedural issue, and the majority said it might revisit the issue “if circumstances warrant.” Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch said they would have granted the administration’s request for a stay.

Four prisoners filed a class-action lawsuit last month saying that conditions at the prison violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. In a Supreme Court brief on their behalf, lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union wrote that the prisoners were unable to take the most rudimentary efforts to protect themselves.

“They are housed, cheek by jowl, in dormitory-style rooms of approximately 150 persons each,” the brief said. “Though well aware that social distancing is an indispensable means of protecting themselves, they are powerless to use it. The result has been a severe Covid-19 outbreak lasting months, causing the deaths — so far — of at least nine people and infecting hundreds more among prisoners and staff.”
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Two new COVID-related lawsuits of note today (so far):
1. In the world of voting access, a case challenging Kentucky restrictions on who can get an absentee ballot for the November election and a photo ID requirement https://assets.documentcloud.org/docume ... plaint.pdf

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2. A lawsuit challenging the FDA's requirement that women go in-person to pick up abortion medication https://assets.documentcloud.org/docume ... ns-and.pdf

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In a 2-1 decision, the court upheld the state’s ban, saying it doesn’t violate the First Amendment. A federal district court denied the request for a temporary injunction on May 15, according to the ruling.
The 9th's ruling. Dissent by Collins, a nominee from the impeached president (confirmed on near party-line vote).
The religious plaintiffs sought a stay with SCOTUS. Ruling 5-4, SCOTUS denied the stay (and upheld the 9th's upholding of the denial of an injunction against the state's order). Notably, the Chief joined the liberal wing in denying the application.

The Chief, in a separate statement, compares churches to other gatherings, such as sporting and theatrical events. Cf. Kavanaugh (with Thomas and Gorsuch but not Alito), in dissent, compares churches to retail establishments that have been permitted a degree of re-opening. (Alito merely silently dissented.)
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1,900 and Counting

https://www.courthousenews.com/1900-and-counting/
One thousand nine hundred coronavirus-related lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts covered by Courthouse News since April 1: 876 in April and 1,024 in May.
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Some employees of Amazon's Staten Island warehouse just sued the company in BK for treatment/conditions during Covid-19.

They're not seeking punitive damages. "All they seek is an order requiring Amazon to comply with public health guidance to prevent more harm in the future."
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Some employees of Amazon's Staten Island warehouse just sued the company in BK for treatment/conditions during Covid-19.

They're not seeking punitive damages. "All they seek is an order requiring Amazon to comply with public health guidance to prevent more harm in the future."
Maybe they could use all that money they're spending on commercials telling us how safe they are making their employees to, you know, actually make their employees safe.

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British Airways boss Willie Walsh threatens legal action over ‘irrational’ quarantine measures
Graeme Paton, Transport Correspondent
Friday June 05 2020, 12.00pm BST, The Times

The government is facing legal action over its decision to quarantine all arrivals in the UK amid warnings that the “irrational” policy will be catastrophic for airlines.

British Airways’ parent company today confirmed that it was consulting lawyers in an attempt to block the policy, which is due to be introduced from Monday.

Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG), said it was likely that other airlines would also bring legal challenges against the measures.

He insisted that the quarantine, which applies to foreign arrivals and Britons returning from overseas, was an “irrational piece of legislation” and had “torpedoed” BA’s attempts to resume flight operations in July. It had hoped to operate 40 per cent of flights next month.



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or no law suit cause:
As nursing home residents died, new covid-19 protections shielded companies from lawsuits. Families say that hides the truth.

Debbie Cenziper, Peter Whoriskey, Shawn Mulcahy and Joel Jacobs
June 8, 2020 at 11:13 p.m. GMT+2


https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... nity-laws/

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Courier-J.: Judge allows drive-in service at Louisville church, says Fischer 'criminalized' Easter:
A federal judge has rebuked Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's call on churches to forego drive-in services this Easter weekend to slow the spread of the coronavirus, calling the move overly broad and unconstitutional.

"On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter," wrote U.S. District Judge Justin Walker in a temporary restraining order issued Saturday.
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Walker, a McConnell protege, to the D.C. Circuit.
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Associated Press: Casino workers in Vegas sue over coronavirus safety concerns

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unions representing 65,000 Las Vegas-area casino workers accused some resort operators on Monday of putting employees at risk of illness and death during the coronavirus pandemic by skimping on safety measures like a requirement for mask-wearing.

“They want to work, but they want to work safe,” Culinary Union executive Geoconda Argüello-Kline said of hotel housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, vehicle valets and others. “We’re going to do whatever we need to do to protect these workers, these families and this community.”

A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas does not directly cite the death last week of Adolfo Fernandez, 51, a Caesars Palace porter and union member from Las Vegas who was diagnosed with the COVID-19 respiratory illness after returning to work when casinos reopened June 4 after a three-month shutdown.
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‘We’re not the problem’: Texas bar owners sue over governor’s shutdown order

Teo Armus
June 30, 2020 at 1:01 p.m. GMT+2

The first time Texas officials ordered Tee Allen Parker to close up her brand-new bar during the coronavirus pandemic, she begrudgingly waited it out.

Parker scrounged up money to pay her employees, manufactured her own hand sanitizer and started selling masks, she said, even though she doesn’t wear them herself — and has since banned the face coverings from her very own watering hole in the East Texas town of Kilgore.

But when coronavirus infections began soaring again throughout the state and Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered drinking establishments statewide to shut down again Friday, the 45-year-old owner of the Machine Shed Bar & Grill decided to put up a fight.

“You can’t tell me that my tiny little bar is the problem. He’s the problem,” she said of Abbott in an interview with The Washington Post. “He’s targeting us, and it’s discrimination.”


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Opponents sue Palm Beach County to block mask mandate

Four Palm Beach County residents have signed onto a lawsuit to block the county mandate requiring masks in public.

The 37-page complaint, filed Tuesday, claims Palm Beach County "recklessly required countless American citizens and Florida residents … to submit to dangerous medical treatments with well-known risks and potential for serious injuries and death, including being forced to wear harmful medical devices like masks."

The suit filed on behalf of Josie Machovec, Carl Holme, Rachel Eade and Robert Spreitzer — at least two of whom were among the dozens who expressed outrage over the proposal when commissioners approved it June 23 — claims the mandate "interferes with (their) personal liberty and constitutional rights" such as freedom of speech, right to privacy, due process and the "constitutionally protected right to enjoy and defend life and liberty."

When reached by phone Wednesday, Machovec referred a reporter to attorney Louis Leo IV, whose Coconut Creek law firm is called the Florida Civil Rights Coalition. He and three other attorneys on the suit sent Palm Beach County commissioners a cease and desist notice before the vote.

Leo is no stranger to controversial court actions. He sued Florida Atlantic University in 2016 over the firing of James Tracy, the professor who gained notoriety after he made claims that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. A federal jury upheld the firing in 2017.


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"A mask mandate is the antithesis of (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness)," she said. "Life is snuffed with the deprivation of oxygen. Liberty is snuffed when personal freedom of choice is removed and our pursuit of happiness is snuffed when we have to fight you constantly not to remove our freedoms."

Linky: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/2020 ... sk-mandate

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I’m so happy these Trumpers are finally behind personal freedom of choice.
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Whatever4 wrote:
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I’m so happy these Trumpers are finally behind personal freedom of choice.
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