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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Friday that requiring voters to pay for their own postage and stamps for both mail-in-ballots and ballot applications would not be considered an unconstitutional poll tax. In April 2020 the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit claiming that Georgia’s postage [...]

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According to documents filed by the Wellesley Police Department in the Dedham District Court, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been criminally charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 years of age. In a Zoom video conference call held in January, the unnamed victim relayed events that allegedly occurred [...]

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China’s State Administration on Market Regulation on Saturday ordered the multinational technology conglomerate Tencent Holdings, Ltd. to relinquish all exclusive music label rights that they currently possess. The company was fined half a million yuan, or around USD $77,000, for unfair market practices relating to their 2016 purchase of the Chinese Music Corporation. Tencent had [...]

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The top Bosnian court released Friday Osman Mehmedagić, the country’s chief of intelligence, following his detention stemming from charges of money laundering and abusing his position. Mehmedagić, who is currently the head of the Bosnian Intelligence-Security Agency (OSA), was arrested Wednesday following an investigation for forging official documents, abuse of office, and money laundering. Although [...]

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Per the order list published Friday, the US Supreme Court declined an appeal from a Washington State-based florist who refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple. The Court did not issue an opinion with the rejection. The petitioner, Barronelle Stutzman, denied service to Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, a couple who planned to get [...]

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US President Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, filed suit against former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the State Department in the District of Columbia on Monday. Sondland is seeking $1.8 million in legal fees, claiming that Pompeo backed out of their previous agreement that had promised the government would cover [...]

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Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia denied a request Friday for an injunction to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline, ordering the parties to file a joint status report on how to proceed. Judge Boasberg said that the plaintiff, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, failed to show that [...]

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North Carolina Superior Court Judge Jeff Foster rejected bids on Wednesday to publicly release bodycam footage in the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. The ruling is accompanied, however, by an order for the sheriff to allow Brown’s immediate family members and lawyers to view the footage independently. Under North Carolina law, while anyone may request [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a special recall election after a Republican-sponsored petition to remove him from office surpassed its signature goal Monday. Backers submitted 1,626,042 voter signatures, exceeding the minimum number needed to trigger a recall election. On Monday, California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber announced that the valid signatures contained in the [...]

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