Evan Wilt

Evan is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a former WORLD reporter.

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Supreme Court declines DACA appeal

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/26/18, 11:11 am

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ordering the Trump administration to take its case to the federal appeals court first. President Donald Trump in September announced plans to end DACA after March 5. Although the president has the authority to shutter the program, two federal district courts put the order on hold, ruling the White House ignored some procedures under federal law and violated the equal protection rights given to DACA recipients. Rather than appeal to the 9th U.S.

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Lawmakers eye votes on gun laws this week

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/26/18, 10:58 am

WASHINGTON—Congress returned to work Monday and lawmakers from both parties are focused on gun reforms. A group of 19 moderate House Republicans wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., demanding he schedule a vote on background check legislation this week in the wake of the Feb. 14 deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. If passed, the bill would create financial incentives for states to report all criminal infractions to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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Trump calls for more armed teachers during CPAC speech

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/23/18, 12:01 pm

President Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, reiterated his desire to arm more school personnel following last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. “Why do we protect our airports and banks, but not our schools?” Trump asked.

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