The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Wednesday reinstated a New York law that limits protest near courthouses. The reinstated law, New York Penal Law § 215.50 (7), prohibits people from engaging in conduct “concerning the conduct of a trial being held” within 200 feet of a courthouse. Should someone be found in violation [...]

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A New York judge Monday exonerated a sixth defendant in the Central Park jogger case. Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam, known as the Central Park Five, were also wrongfully convicted and were exonerated in 2002 using DNA evidence. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Jr. filed a motion to vacate [...]

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The US Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a Biden administration immigration policy. In a 5-4 order, the Supreme Court Thursday denied the Biden administration’s application to reinstate an immigration memorandum that would stop deportation unless the non-citizen is a threat to national security, public safety or border security. Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday held that Georgia’s abortion law can take effect immediately. The Georgia law bans abortions when fetal cardiac activity is detected, as early as six weeks. A US federal district court previously blocked the law from going into effect in 2020. At the time, the federal [...]

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Texas Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging President Joseph Biden’s executive order which preempts states’ abortion laws with federal law when emergency care is required to save a mother’s life. Biden signed the executive order Monday in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion provided [...]

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A Louisiana judge has removed a temporary block on the state abortion law, allowing the state to enforce its ban on nearly all abortions. On June 27, Judge Robin Giarrusso of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state abortion law from going into effect. However, Judge Ethel Julien of the same [...]

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A man from Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday pled guilty to committing a hate crime. According to his plea agreement, Malachi Robinson shot a teenager eight times because of the teen’s sexual orientation. Robinson met the teen, identified as M.S., at the Kansas City public library where the two had a brief interaction. During the interaction, [...]

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A Florida law banning abortions after 15 weeks is still in effect as of Tuesday despite an earlier injunction. Judge John Cooper issued an order on Friday temporarily halting the law, HB5, from taking effect. The injunction went into effect Tuesday morning, but the state of Florida filed their appeal an hour later and halted the [...]

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A jury in Miami, Florida, Friday unanimously found an ex-Argentine naval officer responsible for the so-called Trelew Massacre of 1972. According to the 2020 complaint, in 1972, Bravo, along with three other naval officers, woke up 19 political prisoners detained at a Trelew naval base. The officers lined the prisoners up against a wall and “opened fire on the [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday declined to consider whether jail officials who “respond unreasonably” to “obvious risk” are protected by qualified immunity. Derek Monroe was placed on suicide watch while in a Texas jail by jail administrator Mary Jo Brixey. Monroe attempted to commit suicide. Sheriff Leslie Cogdill allegegedly spoke with Monroe and reflected Monroe’s [...]

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