The US Supreme Court denied certiorari Tuesday in the appeal of five Baltimore city police officers who sued Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby alleging she had illegally and maliciously prosecuted them following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. In January 2017 US District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that charges, including malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion [...]

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A federal judge in Montana on Thursday granted a temporary injunction bringing an immediate halt to the construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project. Judge Brian Morris ruled in August that the US State Department must conduct a more thorough environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline project, which was continued in Thursday’s ruling. [...]

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Fifteen states on Tuesday held 20 ballot initiatives related to voting and elections, including statewide measures for new redistributing systems, voting requirements and ballot access, voting rights of felons, and campaign finance initiatives. Voting rights activists saw expansion to voting access, including Florida restoring voting access to felons who have served their sentences and “motor [...]

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases—one a question of class action payments to charities and the second whether sovereign immunity of foreign governments extends to international organizations. In the first, Frank v. Gaos, petitioners contend that the application of a cy pres award, or the distribution of money from a class [...]

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56-year old Cesar Sayoc of Florida was arrested and charged Friday in connection with the investigation of suspicious packages sent nationwide to various democratic politicians and outspoken critics of President Donald Trump, including former President Barack Obama and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sayoc was charged with transporting explosives across state lines, illegally mailing [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada held Friday that the maintenance logs for breathalyzers used in drunk-driving stops and charges are only disclosable in court if a defendant can show such records are relevant to the defendant’s case. The defendant Awashish was charged with impaired driving and driving “over 80” and requested documents related to her [...]

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Four immigrant rights organizations filed suit in federal court in the Pacific Northwest against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tuesday alleging that ICE has been singling out immigrant activists in particular for deportation. Northwest Detention Center Resistance (NWDC), Detention Watch Network, The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and the Coalition of [...]

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The US Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint on Friday charging Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova for her role in a conspiracy to interfere with US elections, starting in 2014 and through the upcoming November 6 midterms. The charges allege Khusyaynova took part in a massive Russian influence campaign, through her role as chief accountant [...]

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