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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) called Tuesday for the appointment of a special prosecutor and new grand jury to examine the police killing of Breonna Taylor. LDF reviewed audio files from the jury proceedings and found that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s team “presented evidence in a biased manner that protected the [...]

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Pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy charges related to the company’s marketing of OxyContin and other opioid products, admitting its tactics contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic. On October 21 Purdue announced it had entered into an agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve multi-year investigations into its marketing [...]

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced Monday that the District Attorney’s Office filed homicide charges against Chris Samayoa, a former rookie San Francisco police officer who was on his fourth day on the job when he fatally shot Keita O’Neil, an unarmed carjacking suspect, in 2017. On December 1, 2017, Samayoa and his training [...]

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Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) announced Monday in a letter to environmental groups that it was withdrawing its support from Trump administration litigation aimed to revoke California’s right to set its own auto emissions rules. In September 2019 President Donald Trump announced that his administration was revoking California’s Federal Waiver on vehicle emission standards so [...]

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The US House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that will reform the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aircraft certification process. This actions follows two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes within five months that killed 346 people. The House committee responsible for investigating the airplanes issued a preliminary report in March that identified errors and [...]

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The US Department of Justice said Tuesday that it will drop charges against Mexico’s former defense minister and return him to Mexico for possible prosecution. Former Mexican Secretary of National Defense General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, nicknamed “The Godfather,” has been accused of working on behalf of the cartel H-2. He allegedly took bribes to protect [...]

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The US Senate unanimously passed a bill Monday that would allow justice officials to impose criminal sanctions on individuals involved in international doping fraud conspiracies. This act, known as the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019, would provide restitution to victims and require information sharing with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The bill would make [...]

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Ten Republican attorneys general (AGs) filed a multi-state amicus brief Monday with the US Supreme Court in the Pennsylvania mail-in ballot challenge, Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowed mail-in ballots to be received up to three days after Election Day, even without postmarks. The AGs of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments for both Niz-Chavez v. Barr and Brownback v. King, concerning serving notice and a judgment bar under the Federal Tort Claims Act, respectively. The issue on appeal in Niz-Chavez was whether, to serve notice in accordance with 8 USC § 1229(a) and trigger the stop-time rule, the government [...]

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US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would go to the Supreme Court to stop ballot counting in the presidential election, after claiming that continuation was a “fraud on the American public.” Trump gave remarks in the East Room of the White House early on Wednesday morning as millions of votes were still being counted [...]

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