Federal police officers Monday filed a complaint against Pennsylvania resident Adam Bies for making threats against federal law enforcement officers. The complaint alleges that Bies made numerous online threats using a social media platform called Gab. Most of the threats came just days after the FBI searched President Donald Trump’s residence on August 8. The [...]

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tuesday proposed a rule that would require all poultry, particularly egg-laying chickens, labeled as “organic” to have access to the outdoors. Currently, organic chicken farmers are required to provide outdoor spaces for the animals. However, the USDA reports that farming practices for organic layers varies. Some farmers have [...]

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A Michigan Court of Appeals Monday ruled that the state Attorney General cannot enforce Michigan’s dormant abortion ban but local county prosecutors can. The case stems from a Michigan Court of Claims order from May 17. The order prohibits the AG “and anyone acting under control and supervision” from enforcing the state’s abortion ban that [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has sentenced Mohammed Khalifa, a Canadian born in Saudi Arabia, to life in prison for his involvement with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a media figure and foreign fighter. Khalifa pleaded guilty in December 2021 to “conspiring to [...]

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A California District Court Tuesday ruled that Uber’s refusal to provide electric wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAV) does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, private transportation entities cannot discriminate based on disability. Private transporters must make “reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures . . . unless the entity can demonstrate [...]

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The Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday held that the state congressional district plan violates the Ohio Constitution. The Ohio Redistricting Commission adopted the congressional district plan at issue in March. The Ohio legislature adopted a previous congressional district plan in November 2021, but the Ohio Supreme Court invalidated the legislature’s plan as unduly favoring the Republican [...]

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The US House of Representatives has passed HR 8296, the Women’s Health Protection Act, which seeks to preserve the right to give and receive abortions without state-imposed restrictions. Under the bill, passed on Friday, states cannot prohibit any particular abortion procedure before fetal viability. Patients cannot be required to give their health care provider a reason [...]

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A Minnesota district court ruled Monday that state “abortion laws relating to mandated physician care, hospitalization, criminalization, parental notification, and informed consent are unconstitutional” under Minnesota’s State Constitution. The court found that nine Minnesota laws violated the right to privacy and do not withstand judicial scrutiny. Additionally the court found that the state’s parental notification [...]

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that using ballot drop boxes is illegal under state statutes. According to the court’s majority opinion, issued Friday, absentee ballots must be returned by mail or personally delivered to the municipal clerk. There are exceptions for voters who are disabled or require assistance in submitting their ballots. However, if not [...]

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A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia Tuesday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s campaign lawyer, as a witness. Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis claims Giuliani attempted to improperly influence the 2020 election by trying to show the existence of election fraud in the Georgia election. On December 3, 2020, Giuliani went in front [...]

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