Court strikes down California law forcing companies to include minorities on boards

A Los Angeles judge on Friday struck down a California law mandating that companies include members of “underrepresented communities” on their boards of directors. The bill, signed into law in 2020 by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, applied to publicly traded companies headquartered in California, Axios reported. “This bill would require, no later than the close […]

White House forced to walk back Biden’s claim that Putin ‘cannot remain in power’

Members of President Joe Biden’s administration, including the president himself, were forced to do damage control over the weekend after Biden said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.” Biden’s comments came as he criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during a speech Saturday in Warsaw, Poland. “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain […]

Arkansas judge strikes down four voting laws aimed at protecting election integrity

An Arkansas judge on Friday ruled that four state laws aimed at protecting election integrity violate the state’s constitution. Explaining his reasoning for striking down the laws, which passed the Arkansas General Assembly last year, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen said the new rules placed undue burdens on voters. “In granting the permanent injunction, […]

Alaska GOP Rep. Don Young dies at 88

Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young died Friday at the age of 88, his office said in a statement. Prior to his death, Young was the longest-serving member of the 117th Congress and the longest-serving congressional Republican ever, according to NBC News. He was first sworn into office in 1973. As The New York Times reported, […]