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The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Friday blocked a lower court order that would restore voting rights to more than 55,000 North Carolinians on parole or probation for a felony. In 2019, several nonprofit groups, including the Community Success Initiative (CSI), challenged the North Carolina law that barred convicted felons from voting until their [...]

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The Supreme Court of Virginia on Tuesday affirmed an injunction reversing the suspension of a Loudoun County teacher who spoke against the school’s gender policy. Tanner Cross, a gym teacher at a Loudoun County Elementary School, criticized a proposed district policy that would ensure equal treatment of transgender students. Cross declared during a May 25, [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed mass shooter Dylann Roof’s conviction and death sentence. The court released a 149-page opinion detailing its affirmation. The judges emphasized that they chose to affirm Roof’s conviction “not as a product of emotion but through a thorough analytical process.” Roof was convicted of [...]

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US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has delayed a district court injunction requiring the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump-era migrant protections protocols (MPP). In the Friday order, Alito wrote: “the injunction issued by the District Court is stayed until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 24 so that the full Court can consider the [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday announced a $1 million fine against Pearson PLC, a London-based educational and publishing company, after finding the company misled investors. In 2018, hackers obtained student and administrator data from 13,000 Pearson accounts. The SEC’s investigation revealed that Pearson did not reveal that breach accurately in public statements. [...]

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Plaid Inc agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $58 million on Thursday after six months of negotiation and mediation between the parties’ representatives. The parties submitted their proposed settlement to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division. The court must approve the settlement for it to take effect. [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other immigrant rights groups have resumed a lawsuit against the United States over a controversial immigration policy known as the Title 42 process. According to the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, families seeking asylum in the United States are entitled to hearings during which they may assert their [...]

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Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe was charged with terrorism on Monday. Mbowe, the chairman of Chama Cha Demokrasia Na Maedeleo (Chadema), was arrested on July 21 along with 10 other party officials. In a statement shared by journalist Samira Sawlani on Monday, Chadema said Mbowe was arraigned in a magistrate court in Kitsutu and charged with [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday in United States v. Arthrex that the America Invents Act gives powers to Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) that are inconsistent with the appointments clause of the US Constitution. APJs operate within the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which is a subsection of the Department of Commerce. [...]

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