The US Supreme Court heard its final oral arguments of the year on Wednesday in the consolidated case of Collins v. Mnuchin. The issues being assessed in this case are whether the structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) violates the separation of power doctrine, and whether “the courts must set aside a final [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid. Henry Schein, Inc. addresses a narrow legal issue related to arbitration clauses, weighing whether the court or the arbitrator should determine if a case is arbitrable when a clause in a contract designated the [...]

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A panel of the High Court for England and Wales ruled on Monday that children under the age of 16 are probably not capable of providing informed consent when being prescribed puberty-blocking drugs to address gender dysphoria. As such, the high court suspended such clinical treatment for children below 16 unless the parties are able [...]

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In a narrow 5-4 decision late Wednesday, the US Supreme Court prevented New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from setting strict limits to numbers of people gathered for worship in churches and synagogues out of concern for the spread of Covid-19. The majority granted an emergency stay of an executive order imposing capacity limitations for accommodations [...]

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The legal case against Michael Flynn, US President Trump’s former national security advisor, was definitively Wednesday when Trump issued him a full presidential pardon. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to falsifying information to the FBI while the FBI was investigating conversations Flynn had with a Russian ambassador as part of the Mueller Investigation. The [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Dubravka Šimonovic said Monday that a “pandemic of femicide and gender-based violence against women is taking the lives of women and girls everywhere.” Her announcement comes two days prior to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day has been recognized since 1981, and [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Coumbiaruled Wednesday that the Trump administration must halt its expulsion of unaccompanied minor migrants. The plaintiff, a 15-year-old migrant from Guatemala, alleged that the current US practices constituted violations of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, the Immigration and [...]

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A bill called “Daniel’s Law” that shields the addresses of certain government officials passed the New Jersey Senate on Monday and is now heading to the desk of Governor Phil Murphy. The bill, S-2797, “prohibits disclosure of certain personal information of active, formely active, and retired judicial officers, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers, and their [...]

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In an en banc opinion, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated its own opinion from January on Monday in a case accusing the Florida legislature of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), allowing the lawsuit to proceed. The suit was brought under Title II of the ADA and Section 504 [...]

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The campaign for President Donald Trump sued Pennsylvania in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Monday alleging with no evidence that the presidential election results were unfair. News media called the election in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday after determining that the number of outstanding votes [...]

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