Republican-Led Senate Rebukes Trump Over Border Emergency, Colleges Hit With Lawsuit After Scandal

Trump Gets Sharp Rebuke From GOP-Led Senate Over Border Declaration. Students Rally On White House Against Gun Violence. Colleges Hit With Lawsuit After Scandal. Connecticut Supreme Court Stands By Sandy Hook Lawsuit.

Trump Gets Sharp Rebuke From GOP-Led Senate Over Border Declaration

(Washington, DC) — President Trump is getting a sharp rebuke from the Republican-led Senate over his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. A dozen Republicans joined Democrats in passing a resolution of disapproval today. The vote was 59-41. The resolution recently cleared the House and now goes to Trump’s desk. He has promised to veto the measure and it’s unlikely that enough votes exist for a veto override. Trump aims to divert Defense Department funds to help build a massive border wall.

Students Rally On White House Against Gun Violence

(Washington, DC) — Hundreds of students are rallying at the White House today against gun violence in schools. High school students in the DC area walked out of classrooms this morning to make their way to the White House to protest gun violence and advocate for tighter gun laws. The walkout comes on the one-year anniversary of the national walkout held last year to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. School officials say any absences will not be excused.

Colleges Hit With Lawsuit After Scandal

(Los Angeles, CA) — Students are suing elite schools over the college cheating scandal. Stanford, USC, UCLA, UC San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forrest, Yale and Georgetown University are all named in the lawsuit. Earlier this week the feds charged 50 people, including wealthy parents, coaches and two Hollywood celebrities in what’s been dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. Investigators say the parents paid bribes funneled through a Southern California businessman to get their kids into some of the best colleges in the country. The students claim they were denied a fair opportunity to gain admission to colleges because of the scandal.

Connecticut Supreme Court Stands By Sandy Hook Lawsuit

(Hartford, CT) — Connecticut’s highest court is siding with the Sandy Hook families in a wrongful death lawsuit against the nation’s oldest gunmaker. In Hartford today, justices issued a four-to-three decision that overturned a lower court ruling that the lawsuit was prohibited by a federal law that shields gun manufacturers from liability when their products are used in crimes. The lawsuit was filed by a Sandy Hook survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the massacre back in 2012. Twenty children and six educators were killed when shooter Adam Lanza opened fire with an AR-15 style Remington Bushmaster rifle. Remington has denied wrongdoing and previously insisted it can’t be sued under the federal law.