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Jacob Chansley, the QAnon Shaman, was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Wednesday for his role in the January 6 Capitol riot. Chansley was among the first 30 individuals in the building on January 6 and has been described in court documents as “shirtless, wearing a Viking hat with fur and horns, covered in [...]

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The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of the Commonwealth on Wednesday, allowing Pennsylvania to use WiFi connection information which police obtained without a warrant to pinpoint the defendant’s location at the time of an on-campus robbery at Moravian College. In Commonwealth v. Dunkins, prior to gaining access to the Moravian College WiFi network, defendant [...]

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas, two cases concerning a Texas law that effectively bans all abortions after six weeks. The Court agreed to fast-track the two cases after declining to block enforcement of the law, despite being asked to do so by the Department [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Monday signed HB 25 into law, which prohibits transgender athletes from participating on sports teams that do not align with the sex that they were assigned at birth. The law claims to “ past discrimination against girls in athletics on the basis of sex and equality of athletic opportunity between the [...]

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued President Joe Biden on Monday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati, seeking reinstatement of a Trump-era abortion referral ban which Biden reversed earlier this month. The Biden-era regulation which the US Department of Health and Human Services issued allows health centers to receive [...]

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The US House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find former President Trump’s advisor Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony pertaining to the [...]

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A group of civil rights organizations filed suit on Tuesday challenging Oklahoma HB 1775, which prevents public schools from requiring students to learn about critical race theory and gender discrimination. The lawsuit, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), is the first to challenge a state statute seeking to prevent teaching critical race theory. [...]

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On Wednesday the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in US v. Tsarnaev, a case involving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who, accompanied by his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was convicted of planting pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and sentenced to death. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit overturned Tsarnaev’s death penalty sentence, [...]

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Texas judge Karin Crump of the Travis County District Court issued a temporary injunction on Monday that preventing Texas Right to Life from enforcing the new six-week abortion ban against Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. The injunction prevents any action from being taken against Planned Parenthood pursuant to Senate Bill 8 (SB8) until a final judgment [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion on Wednesday setting aside the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s ruling that several Indiana abortion restrictions from Indiana Code Section 16-34-2-1 were unconstitutional. The abortion restrictions were part of a revision to the Indiana code made in July 2021. The Court [...]

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