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US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied the emergency application for a stay on Tuesday filed by Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton related to the fight over whether Green Party candidates should be included on the ballot for the upcoming general election. Stapleton filed the application on Monday against the Montana Democratic Party requesting that the Supreme [...]

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The pharmaceutical company AbbVie, Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with California over allegations that it violated the state’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act. The settlement, reached Thursday, includes AbbVie’s agreement to alter its marketing practices for the drug HUMIRA, which is used primarily to treat inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. The company [...]

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has announced that Germany will be suspending an extradition agreement it had made with Hong Kong due to Hong Kong’s decision to disqualify elective candidates and postpone its 2020 Legislative Council General Election for a year. Maas announced the suspension Friday, the same day that Hong Kong postponed its 2020 [...]

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The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals released an opinion Monday supporting US Department of Justice policy on so-called “sanctuary cities.” New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Rhode Island were joined by the City of New York in a suit against the Department of Justice for denying them certain grants under the [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday released its opinions in Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania.  The Little Sisters case reversed the opinion of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. It centered on the requirement under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 for employers to provide women [...]

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Mississippi lawmakers approved a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution on Monday that would change the election procedure for governor. Under current law, the governor is elected by an electoral vote from the Mississippi House of Representatives. With the amendment, the governor would instead be elected by a majority during the general election followed by [...]

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The US Supreme Court denied certiorari Monday in the case of Bourgeois v. Barr, refusing to block the execution of four federal death row inmates. While federal executions have been sparse in the last three decades, Attorney General William Barr announced last year that executions would resume, scheduling of five executions set to be carried [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Seila Law LLC. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) violates the separation of powers. The case began when the CFPB ordered Seila Law to disclose business practices with a civil investigative demand in 2017. Seila Law refused to comply [...]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new voting bill on Saturday allowing county canvassing boards and election supervisors to use automated equipment for machine and manual recounts. The bill controls the procedure for conducting a manual recount as well as when the ballots have to be processed through the automated equipment during a recount. The [...]

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