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A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Monday that Governor Tom Wolf’s closing of “non-life-sustaining” businesses and restrictions on gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic were unconstitutional. Butler, Greene, Fayette and Washington counties sued the governor, claiming the shutdown orders were unconstitutional. The court held that “(1) the congregate [...]

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Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court Loretta Rush tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. According to a press release from the court, Rush was infected with COVID-19 after coming into contact with a family member who also had the virus. Rush has self-quarantined since discovering her family member tested positive for COVID-19. She will [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday declined to expand voting by mail to younger residents of Texas. In an effort to mitigate the detrimental effects and potential spread of COVID-19, many states have expanded their vote-by-mail procedures for the November presidential election. This present lawsuit arose as a challenge to [...]

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The UK Ministry of Justice announced temporary legislation on Sunday that will extend the time that defendants can be held in custody while awaiting trial. This temporary legislation is meant to decrease pressure on courts from a backlog of more than 43,000 cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, defendants can be held for 182 [...]

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France’s highest court for administrative justice, the Conseil d’Etat, issued two orders Sunday declaring that face masks can be made mandatory in large areas with a high risk of COVID-19 contamination. In a press statement, the court said that “the wearing of the mask can be imposed so that this obligation is consistent and easy to [...]

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Just three months ago, IT departments at companies across the world were focused on configuring networks, as well as installing equipment and software to make telecommuting work as efficient and safe (from a cybersecurity perspective) as possible. Now, as we enter the beginning phases of “return to work,” the focus must shift 180 degrees in [...]

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Yesterday, the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple testified before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee in a hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power.” As Congress takes up the question of market power in the tech sector, the time is ripe to consider the issue in our broader economy. For decades, corporations in a [...]

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