President Trump called for Republicans to “stop wasting their time on Immigration” until they elect more Republicans in November. But at least a dozen states, including California, are suing the Trump administration for separating immigrant families. New York is filing a separate suit. The ACLU is asking for a court order that would require Homeland Security to keep detained parents and children together. Will the lawsuits reunite parents and children?
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The Supreme Court today ruled that the government needs a warrant to gather cell phone location data. The decision was split 5 to 4, with the more conservative Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court’s four liberal justices.
Susan Freiwald, University of San Francisco School of Law
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Our critics review “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” the 5th film in the Jurassic Park franchise; “Izzy Gets the --- Across Town,” a comedy about a woman who has to make her way across LA to crash her ex-boyfriend’s engagement party; “Boundaries,” starring Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga as estranged father and daughter.
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How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
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