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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday rejected the state legislature’s resolution to end a COVID-19 executive order. In mid-March, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf declared the closure of all non-essential businesses via executive order. The order prohibited dine-in restaurants and bars but allowed delivery and take out services to continue. On June 3, 2020, the Democratic governor [...]

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A New York appellate judge overturned a temporary restraining order against Simon & Schuster on Wednesday, allowing the publisher to continue with plans to release Mary Trump’s new book about US President Donald Trump. Robert Trump, the younger brother of Donald Trump, applied for a temporary restraining order against Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster [...]

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The Supreme Court granted Alabama’s request to reinstate photo ID and witness requirements for absentee ballots on Thursday. As is typical of such briefs, the Court did not explain their 5-4 decision. The decision overturns an order issued by US District Judge Abdul Kallon that made it easier for people in three Alabama counties to [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, First Nations tribes in the province of British Columbia, ending the tribes’ years-long battle against the construction of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline. The pipeline is a controversial project that carries crude oil between Alberta and British Columbia. The Court did not release [...]

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The House of Representatives passed a bill extending the application period of the Paycheck Protection Program on Wednesday. The bill extending the program unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday and has been sent to the President. The Senate vote came hours before the original application deadline expired on Tuesday. If the President signs the bill, [...]

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The US District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a Trump administration rule on Tuesday night that required migrants at the southern border to seek asylum from every country through which they passed before seeking asylum in the US. Two separate lawsuits were initially filed by immigrant-services organizations and individual asylum applicants against [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday released orders from Wednesday’s conference, in which the court granted certiorari to five cases. Two cases were consolidated, to allow for four hours total of oral arguments. In Republic of Hungary v. Simon, former Hungarian nationals sued Hungary to recover the value of property lost during World War II. [...]

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Recent law school graduates of Tennessee law schools filed an emergency rule waiver with the Supreme Court of Tennessee on Tuesday seeking diploma privilege for eligible applicants currently registered to sit for the Tennessee Bar in July 2020, September 2020 and February 2021. This waiver comes as many state bar associations have adapted how the [...]

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After more than a year of debate, the Ohio Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping criminal-sentencing reform bill that would reclassify most nonviolent drug possession felonies as misdemeanors. The bill, known as SB3, was passed 25-4 as a bipartisan effort with the unanimous support of every Democrat and most Republicans. SB3 reduces felony charges for [...]

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