California Senate Committee Passes Bill Banning Federal Immigration Agents from Schools and State Buildings; Enforcement Questions Remain

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Yesterday, a California Senate committee passed a bill that would ban federal immigration officers from schools and state buildings unless they have a warrant. But questions remain on how the state could enforce it should it become law.

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New Hampshire House Defies Jeff Sessions, Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana

CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 9, 2018) –  Just days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed for a new federal crackdown on marijuana, the New Hampshire defied those plans by passing a marijuana legalization bill by a vote of 207 to 139. Under the bill, which is expected to soon move to the state Senate, people over 21 years of…

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Today in History: President Washington Delivers the First Annual Address to Congress

On January 8, 1790, George Washington delivered the first regular annual message before a joint session of Congress. He did so in the Senate chamber of Federal Hall in New York City, the provisional U.S. capitol at that time. From Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate: Washington was acutely aware that as the nation’s first president, he…

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Today in History: Georgia Ratifies the Constitution

On January 2, 1788, the State of Georgia ratified the Constitution for the United States. Georgia was the fourth state to do so. The ratification message was short and to the point, and there appears to have been little debate.

The following ratification text is taken from the Library of Congress’s copy of Elliot’s Debates.

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