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A bipartisan group of US lawmakers Wednesday urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open an investigation into Amazon for obstruction of Congress. In a 24-page letter, members of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law called upon US Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate allegations that Amazon officials deliberately misled the Judiciary [...]

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The US Senate Monday unanimously approved a bill that will make lynching a federal hate crime. The Emmett Till Antilynching Act is named after 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Black boy from Chicago who was kidnapped and lynched while visiting family in Mississippi in 1955 after allegedly flirting with a white woman. The legislation would make [...]

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A fractured US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Wooden v. United States that a man who broke into 10 separate storage units committed only one crime for sentencing enhancement purposes under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). James Wooden broke into a mini-storage facility in 1997 and burglarized 10 different storage units, for which he [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Thursday in Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can defend the state’s controversial law restriction abortion. HB 454 bans dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedures, the most common method of abortion in the second trimester. The law was challenged by EMW Women’s Surgical [...]

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A judge in Travis County, Texas, has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from investigating the family of a transgender youth who filed a lawsuit earlier this week. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Texas and Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit Tuesday after Texas [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Texas and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from enforcing a directive to investigate families of transgender youth and the medical professionals who treat them. Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed state health agencies [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a major test of the agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The court had been asked to rule on 42 USC § 7411(d), an ancillary provision of the Clean Air Act, to decide how much rule-making power the EPA [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed state health agencies Tuesday to investigate medical treatment of transgender youth as “child abuse.” Abbott’s directive follows a Friday opinion by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, which found that “each of the ‘sex change’ procedures and treatments enumerated above, when performed on children, can legally constitute child abuse under several [...]

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Colombia’s Constitutional Court has decriminalized abortion up to 24 weeks, continuing a trend that has been spreading across traditionally conservative Catholic Latin American countries. The court had considered two cases over the past several months. One was brought by lawyer Andrés Mateo Sánchez Molina, and the other was brought by Causa Justa, a coalition of [...]

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