U.S., Britain Ban Devices on Some Flights

The United States and Britain earlier this week announced they will bar airline passengers from certain Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptop computers, iPads and other devices larger than a cell phone aboard direct inbound flights. The U.S. ban covers 10 airports in eight countries, including busy hubs in Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United… Read more »

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on President Trump’s revised travel ban, just hours before the executive order was set to take effect. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson came after the White House spent weeks revising its travel ban to withstand legal scrutiny. The revised order, which… Read more »

Trump’s New Travel Ban Takes Effect Next Week

President Trump on March 6 issued a new executive order on travel and immigration that is designed to withstand the legal scrutiny that plagued his original travel ban in January. The revised order, which goes into effect March 16, bans travelers from six mostly-Muslim nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and suspends all… Read more »

Budget-Challenged IRS Lags in Enforcement

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had a 12 percent drop last year in the number of criminal cases it investigated, according to an annual report released by the agency earlier this week. Budget cuts have resulted in a 19 percent drop in the staffing of agents at the IRS who enforce the nation’s tax laws… Read more »