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As a result of national protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, Democratic lawmakers in Congress introduced legislation on Monday aimed at ending excessive use of force by police forces. The Justice in Policing Act was introduced and sponsored by Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA) and Jerrold Nadler [...]

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Protesters and Black Lives Matter DC filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that their ouster from Lafayette Square near the White House on June 1 violated both their First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly and their Fourth Amendment right of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. Protests have sparked across the country in response [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday asking a Minnesota court to stop “unconstitutional conduct targeting journalists.” The complaint lists detailed violations the Minneapolis Police Department and State Patrol have allegedly committed against members of the media. In response to George Floyd’s death, there have been protests in major cities [...]

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday for deceptively and unfairly obtaining users’ location information to advance its lucrative advertising business. The complaint provided detailed examples of Google’s “seemingly relentless drive to collect as much user location information as possible and make it exceedingly hard for users to understand what [...]

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A group of US senators wrote to the US Secretary of Defense Wednesday expressing concern about the potential for a “significant outbreak” of COVID-19 at the Pentagon prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The letter seeks to determine how the military is safeguarding the 40 prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay and the American forces responsible for [...]

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The US Copyright Office issued a report on Thursday claiming that the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying the issue for years and taking into consideration more than 92,000 comments, the Copyright Office suggests that “Congress may wish to fine-tune” the statute. The report [...]

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A federal appeals court dismissed a Missouri death row inmate’s petition for post-conviction relief Sunday, despite questions about the evidence used to convict him, clearing the way for his execution to take place on Tuesday. This order will vacate a 30-day stay of execution that a federal judge granted to Walter Barton on Friday. Walter [...]

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Seven prisoners in the Oregon state prison system sued Governor Kate Brown, the Department of Corrections and its directors, Wednesday out of fear that COVID-19 would spread among the prison. The suit asks the court to issue a temporary restraining order and preliminary restraining order that would require the Department of Corrections to reduce the [...]

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A federal judge on Thursday rejected a claim by the Texas-based voting group True the Vote that voter fraud would run rampant in Nevada’s all-mail Republican Primary on June 9. This lawsuit was filed in response to Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s order to conduct the primary election via mail-in ballots, as opposed to [...]

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