Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: State Assembly passes bill limiting liability for firearm manufacturers.
Reuters: Women's National Team and U.S. Soccer settle equal pay dispute.
The settlement will see $22 million distributed in a manner proposed by the players and approved by a district court.
U.S. Soccer also committed to providing an equal rate of pay going forward for the women's and men's national teams in all friendlies and tournaments, including the World Cup.
The New York Times: President Biden has interviewed at least three candidates to replace Justice Stephen Breyer.
The Guardian: Lawmaker group calls on President Biden to reform immigration surveillance program.
Led by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the 25 lawmakers say the program is punitive, often subjecting immigrants to years of surveillance, and has failed to accomplish its stated purpose of reducing the number of immigrants in detention. Instead, the lawmakers say, immigrants who would otherwise be released are being subjected to electronic monitoring.
“Between 2006 to 2021, Isap’s (intensive supervision appearance program) budget increased from $28m to $475m, while the detention budget increased from $1bn to $2.8bn,” the letter reads. Immigration authorities “cannot reasonably call Isap an ‘alternative to detention’ if the program effectively subjects more immigrants to the agency’s supervision while it simultaneously expands formal detention programs.”
WMAR Baltimore: Marijuana legalization passes Maryland House of Delegates.
“The simple possession of marijuana it would impact 300,000 cases in the state of Maryland,” Delegate (Luke) Clippinger said. “We need to do this, so that we can truly give people another chance.”
Marijuana Moment: Marijuana legalization passes South Dakota Senate.
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