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Two Capitol police officers, James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby, have filed suit against former president Donald Trump in connection with the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. The complaint states that Trump, for his alleged involvement in inciting the attack, committed the following torts: directing assault and battery, aiding and abetting assault and battery, [...]

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The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that keeping people in jail based solely on their inability to post bail is unconstitutional. The purpose of bail is to protect the public interest and to assure that those who are released from jail will return to court. However, the court found that it was not serving these functions [...]

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The New Georgia Project, Black Voters Matter Fund, and RISE, Inc. filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and several State Election Board officials challenging provisions of SB 202, a controversial voting bill passed earlier in the day. The organizations argue that the bill will, “ it harder for lawful [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit on Friday brought by Oregon ranchers which would have prevented the Klamath Tribes from exercising their water rights when they interfere with Oregon ranchers’ irrigation. The district court originally dismissed the ranchers’ lawsuit for lack of standing under Article [...]

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Minnesota Judge Peter Cahill denied motions for continuance and change of venue on Friday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the man charged with the murder of George Floyd. In its memorandum to the court, the defense argued that “a fair trial cannot be had for Mr. Chauvin in Hennepin or Ramsey counties.” However, Judge Cahill [...]

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The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales convicted Sahayb Abu on Friday for attempting to carry out a terrorist attack after he created pro-Islamic state music videos and purchased weaponry online. The police first began investigating Abu last March when his “extremist mindset” drew their attention. Throughout the next few months, Abu “purchased a [...]

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced Thursday that it would comply with a Peshawar High Court order to ban the social media video-sharing app TikTok by directing internet service providers to block access. Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan banned the platform because it violated Pakistan’s constitutional provision ensuring the upkeep of citizens’ social and moral welfare, according to [...]

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the Hennepin County District Court must reconsider a third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin, the police officer who will stand trial on March 8 for killing George Floyd. The Hennepin County District Court originally dismissed the charge against Chauvin for “lack of probable cause” and later denied the [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted injunctive relief in an order Friday to a group of churches in Santa Clara County, California, who sought to continue holding indoor worship services in spite of COVID-19 bans. Under the Santa Clara County guidelines, “ worship service is categorized by the County as a ‘gathering,’ and gatherings are prohibited. [...]

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