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The US Supreme Court Monday heard oral arguments for Gallardo v. Marstiller on whether the “federal Medicaid Act provides for a state Medicaid program to recover reimbursement for Medicaid’s payment of a beneficiary’s past medical expenses by taking funds from the portion of the beneficiary’s tort recovery that compensates for future medical expenses.” The court [...]

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An group of anonymous gun owners (“the plaintiffs”) filed a federal Complaint Wednesday against California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta to prevent enforcement of Assembly Bill 171 (AB171), signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in September, which allows the state to share personal information of gun owners with gun violence research organizations. The plaintiffs [...]

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The California legislature proposed Assembly Bill 1594 (AB1594) Monday authorizing private citizens harmed by illegal gun use to sue manufacturers, distributors and sellers of firearms. The bill has been proposed under the direction and vision of California Governor Gavin Newsom who vowed to push this bill through the legislature in response to the Supreme Court [...]

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Judge Amit Mehta of the District Court of the District of Columbia on Monday denied a motion to dismiss charges against 17 defendants accused of conspiring to disrupt an official proceeding of Congress during the January 6 Capitol riots. The 17 involved in this particular proceeding are all members or affiliates of the group called [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday released a report stating that new stock-trading apps that operate like games may lead investors to trade more than they would have if the trading was in a traditional format. As such, the SEC stated that the apps require further examination. The SEC primarily reviewed activity related [...]

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Canada invoked a 1977 treaty with the United States on Monday to force continued oil flow through the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline that runs throughout the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes. The treaty guarantees “uninterrupted transmission by pipeline” of hydrocarbons. In November 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer revoked the easement agreement between Enbridge, [...]

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A panel of three judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit lifted Monday a temporary injunction that halted a New York City mandate requiring all teachers to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. A preliminary injunction on the mandate was denied on Thursday, but a temporary injunction pending expedited review by the three [...]

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Oscar Stilley and Felipe Gomez, two private citizens, sued Doctor Alan Braid on Monday for violating Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8) that prohibits abortions six weeks into the pregnancy. Braid published an op-ed piece with The Washington Post on Saturday claiming to have performed such an abortion earlier this month. In Braid’s op-ed, he stated [...]

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The US Department of Justice filed an appeal on Friday with the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit challenging a lower court ruling in July blocking new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was started by the Obama administration in 2012 and allows individuals brought to the US [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that the Russian authorities’ investigation into the circumstances of the death of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova was insufficient. Estemirova was abducted and murdered in July 2009 after having investigated various cases of “kidnappings, torture and extrajudicial killings in Chechnya.” She had publicly alleged and denounced various [...]

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