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The Attorney General of Michigan brought two charges of criminal neglect Wednesday against former governor Rick Snyder for his role in the Flint water crisis. The charges cite violations of section 750.478 of the Michigan Penal Code. Section 750.478 refers to willful neglect of duty of a public officer or a person holding public trust [...]

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A federal judge in Indiana on Monday stayed federal death row inmate Lisa Montgomery’s execution. Judge James Halan of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, granted the stay in order to allow the court to conduct a hearing to determine Montgomery’s competence to be executed. Protection from execution for incompetent individuals [...]

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One of California’s largest grocery chains on Monday did away with its own grocery delivery service in favor of third-party apps like Uber, Instacart, and DoorDash, following the state’s passage of an initiative defining drivers for these apps as independent contractors. This decision comes less than a year after the grocery chain teamed with the [...]

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will trigger major changes in the state’s sex offender legal landscape. The House Bill 5679 will repeal specific sections of the Sex Offender Registration Act of 1994 that prohibited certain individuals required to be registered under the Act from living, working, or loitering [...]

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The United States government on Monday appealed a federal judge’s order that blocked the Commerce Department from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok that would have effectively barred its use in the US. On December 7, United States District Court Judge Carl Nichols of the DC Circuit granted an injunction, enjoining the Secretary [...]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Article 1, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution offers greater protection to citizens from warrantless searches of their vehicles than does the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Prior to the ruling, Pennsylvania precedent held that the federal automobile exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment [...]

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A group of US Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that would establish a federal commission to supervise college athletics and to grant student-athletes extensive compensation rights, including profit-sharing. The College Athletes Bill of Rights, spearheaded by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), aims to set up a federal commission consisting of nine members [...]

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US District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday dismissed the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Sullivan Court was considering a Rule 48 dismissal, which was rendered moot by the presidential pardon conferred upon Flynn by Present Donald Trump. In his 43-page opinion, Sullivan made clear that although he was required by law [...]

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A majority of members of the lower house of Tasmania’s parliament voted Saturday in favor of voluntary assisted dying legislation, the End-of-Life Choices Bill 2020. The legislation provides eligible persons access to voluntary assisted dying, “an efficient and effective process to enable them to exercise the chose to reduce their suffering by ending their lives [...]

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Thousands of citizens gathered across France Saturday to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize sharing recorded images of police officers. The collective, called “Stop Loi Sécurité Globale” or Stop Global Security Law, is composed of journalists’ unions, human rights nongovernment organizations, and other groups. The amended legislation would make it illegal to disseminate, by any [...]

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