In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who might need gov’t aid | Euronews

By Pete Williams with NBC News Politics
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order Monday allowing the Trump administration to begin enforcing new limits on immigrants who are considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs.

The court acted on a vote of 5-4. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan said they would have left a lower court ruling in place that blocked enforcement while a legal challenge works its way through the courts.

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American Doctors Are Treating a Coronavirus Patient With a Robot–Futurism–Neoscope

BY DAN ROBITZSKI 
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In order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading within and beyond the hospital, the staff at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington is relying on a robot that can measure the patient’s vitals and act as a platform for video conferencing, according to CNN.
 
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May federal judges be members of the ABA or the Federalist Society? Draft ethics opinion says yes and no–ABA Journal

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A draft ethics opinion advises that federal judges should not be members of the conservative Federalist Society and the liberal American Constitution Society because the affiliation raises questions about their impartiality.

But membership in the ABA’s Judicial Division “does not raise these same concerns and is not necessarily inconsistent” with the conduct code covering federal judges, the draft advisory ethics opinion says.

The draft opinion adds that judges should “carefully monitor” ABA activities to make sure their membership remains consistent with the conduct code. Judges should also consider whether a position taken by the ABA might require recusal in particular matters, the draft opinion says.

The draft opinion was posted by the National Review and covered by Law360. The opinion was drafted by the Committee on Codes of Conduct of the U.S. Judicial Conference and circulated to federal judges for review and comment.

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Sui Generis–a New York law blog: ABA Report: 2020 Legal Research Trends

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With so many choices available, it’s not surprising that the results of the American Bar Association’s latest Legal Technology Survey Report show that lawyers conduct legal research in a multitude different ways. Here are just a few of the interesting statistics from the survey on how lawyers perform legal research.
 
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Apple Watch fall detection sends paramedics to the rescue when San Francisco e-biker hit by car – 9to5Mac

– Jan. 10th 2020 9:56 am PT

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Apple Watch Series 4 and later include a built-in fall detection feature. It’s turned off by default if you’re under 65, but anyone can turn it on from the Watch app on the iPhone.

The feature works by intelligently detecting when a sudden fall occurs, automatically calling emergency services if the person doesn’t dismiss the alert within one minute of falling. If the person’s emergency contact information is filled out, that contact will be notified with a text message and a map of the watch’s location at the time of the fall.

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An Airline Required a Woman to Take a Pregnancy Test to Fly to This U.S. Island – WSJ

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Airline Forces Passenger to Take Pregnancy Test Before Flying to US Territory

Midori Nishida, a Japanese citizen, was boarding a flight to the U.S. territorial island of Saipan in the Pacific when she was pulled to the side by airline staff. The Hong Kong Express Airways staff told her she needed to take a pregnancy test if she wanted to board. The test was in response to the island’s reputation as a destination for women who want to give birth on U.S. territory, making them eligible for American citizenship. Pregnant foreigners aren’t barred from the U.S., but immigration authorities can turn away visitors if they’re found to be lying or come to the U.S. planning to have a medical procedure.  The Wall Street Journal

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Virginia Capital on Edge as F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Neo-Nazis Before Gun Rally – The New York Times

The Marshall Project:
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FBI agents Thursday arrested three men suspected of being part of a neo-Nazi group who discussed traveling with weapons to a pro-gun rally next week in VirginiaTHE NEW YORK TIMES More:Operating in Maryland and Delaware, they reportedly call themselves part of “The Base,” a group federal counterterrorism officials are now watching closely. USA TODAY Related: Judge upholds governor’s ban on guns outside rally. THE WASHINGTON POST
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