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The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a group of Puerto Rico journalists who were seeking documents from the island’s financial oversight board, saying that the board is protected from such information requests by sovereign immunity. The case, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, asked the court [...]

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ProPublica Thursday reported that US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to disclose that conservative donor Harlan Crow’s holding company paid thousands of dollars in tuition for Thomas’s great-nephew, whom Thomas was raising “as a son.” The nonprofit news organization obtained a bank statement showing that Crowe made a $6,200 payment, or one month’s tuition, to [...]

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The US Supreme Court Friday issued a 9-0 opinion in Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission, holding that separate legal challenges to the structure of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may proceed in federal court. The opinion, written by Justice Elena Kagan, stipulates that district courts retain federal question [...]

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ProPublica Thursday released a report purporting to show substantial, unreported gifts accepted by US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. ProPublica, a US-based news source, relied upon flight records, internal memos and individuals present at specific events to compile the allegations. If true, the report raises potentially serious ethical violations. The issues uncovered by the report [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking a reversal of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision in United States v. Rahimi, in which the court ruled that a law prohibiting access to firearms to persons under domestic violence restraining orders was unconstitutional. The Fifth [...]

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The US Supreme Court Wednesday issued a 6-3 opinion ruling that Michael Hewitt, an oil rig employee making over $200,000 annually, qualified for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). The court held that Hewitt, a daily-rate employee, was not an executive exempt from the FSLA’s overtime pay guarantee. The court further stipulated that “daily-rate [...]

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