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The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania found on Thursday that the Victims’ Rights Amendment—passed by voters in November 2019—violated Article XI, Section 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania along with Lorraine Haw, a registered voter, sued Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of the Commonwealth, to prevent Boockvar from certifying the amendment, known [...]

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Congressman Louie Gohmert and a group of Republican electors from Arizona filed a lawsuit on Sunday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, arguing that the Electoral Count Act is unconstitutional. The complaint asserts that the Electoral Count Act’s dispute resolution provisions violate the Electors Clause and the Twelfth Amendment of the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama over conditions in state prisons, asserting that Alabama has failed to protect prisoners from violence. The DOJ brought its lawsuit under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act as well as the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. The [...]

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A class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against Facebook, alleging that the social media giant engaged in anticompetitive behavior and exploited user data through deceptive practices. The lawsuit named two plaintiffs, Sarah Grabert and Maximilian Klein, who claim that Facebook has lied about its data [...]

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final environmental impact statement (EIS) Friday assessing the potential impacts of its planned rulemaking to clarify the “take” prohibition under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to include only intentional killings of bird species. In response to various federal court decisions that interpreted the MBTA’s take [...]

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The Bar Council of Delhi suspended Shakeel Khan from legal practice for eight weeks on Monday for committing professional misconduct by posting his mobile number on public walls. The Council’s preliminary inquiry revealed that Khan painted his mobile number on various public walls throughout South Delhi, advertising himself as a specialist in divorce matters. Khan [...]

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Three Wisconsin voters filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal on Monday to dismiss their voter fraud lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Michael Langenhorst, Stephen Fifrick and Michael LeMay filed a lawsuit last week alleging that fraudulent ballots from Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee counties were included in Wisconsin’s [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted an injunction on Tuesday that prevents Trump appointee Michael Pack, CEO of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), from removing and replacing officers of the Open Technology Fund (OTF) OTFis an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for internet freedom and opposes censorship. [...]

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an abortion ban on Monday that was quickly blocked by a temporary restraining order issued from the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs in Memphis Center for Reproductive Health et al. v. Herbert Slatery et. al., filed a motion requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction [...]

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The US Supreme Court stayed the Montana District Court’s vacatur and injunction of pipeline permits on Monday, except as applied to the Keystone XL pipeline. The Supreme Court did not issue a full explanation of its decision. Previously, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the Trump Administration’s request to stay [...]

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