The Trump administration is planning on waving environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles of barrier in San Diego. The Department of Homeland Security has issued the waiver under the 2005 law, which empowers the secretary to waive reviews if the barrier is of a national security interest. The waivers avoid reviews and lawsuits due to violation of environmental laws.
Tommy Norment, Senate Majority Leader, was an editor for the 1968 Virginia Military Institute Yearbook that includes images of people in blackface and racially insensitive language, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. This includes derogatory terms for Asian-Americans and Jews. Norment is one of the most powerful members of the legislature, controlling the business flow as the Senate floor leader and playing a crucial role in state spending as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
A divided Supreme Court temporarily blocked abortion restrictions in Louisiana yesterday. The Louisiana law was similar to one Supreme Court Justices struck down in 2016. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in blocking the law. According to USA Today, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the law should implemented so that both sides can find out how many abortion clinics survive the new restrictions.