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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a challenge to Tennessee’s electronic voting machines on Friday. The plaintiffs, Shelby Advocates for Valid Elections (SAVE) and four Tennessee voters, claimed that the equipment and voting procedures used in some Tennessee counties are vulnerable to hacking and misappropriation. Additionally, the claim stated that the [...]

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The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Friday against the State of California claiming that a new banning the operation of private prisons is invalid because the State cannot dictate with whom the Federal Government can contract. Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), which became effective on January 1, 2020, bans the operation of [...]

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The US Senate finalized the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump after hours of debate concluding in the early morning on Wednesday. The rules for the impeachment trial differ from the previously released rules by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after push-back from moderate Republicans. However, the rules do not permit witnesses [...]

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Conservation groups sued the Trump administration in federal court on Tuesday for opening up federal lands in California to hydraulic fracturing. Conservation groups including Biological Diversity, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Patagonia Works, and the Sierra Club claim that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to “adequately analyze the serious environmental [...]

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Voter rights organizations filed suit in federal court on Tuesday claiming the state of Texas in violation of the National Voter Registration Act because it fails to automatically update voter registration information when a person makes changes to their driver’s license. According to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), each time a person makes a [...]

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The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a suit on Thursday against 26 defendants involved in a student loan repayment scam affecting more than 8.5 million consumers. The suit is against Monster Loans and a “sham entity” known as Lend Tech that unlawfully obtained consumer reports from the consumer-reporting agency Experian (not included in the [...]

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The US Department of Labor promulgated a rule on Sunday that is likely to limit large franchise brands from employee overtime and wage suits. The rule is 29 CFR Part 791, which defines Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule shifts the definition of “employer” for joint employment status from “multiple [...]

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Wireless speaker maker Sonos sued tech giant Google on Tuesday claiming that Google’s recent audio products, including Chromecast Audio, Google Home products and Pixel devices, infringe on Sonos’s patents. The suit states that Sonos and Google worked in collaboration to integrate Sonos’s wireless multi-room audio system with Google Play Music, but “just two years later [...]

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Arizona voters’ rights groups and the Arizona Secretary of State reached a settlement agreement on Monday that will link voter registration systems to the Department of Transportation systems. Katie Hobbs, who assumed office as Secretary of State on Wednesday, settled the dispute between her office and several voting rights groups including The League of Women [...]

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The Trump administration filed an amicus brief of Friday asking the Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The law, Louisiana Act 620, would leave only one abortion clinic in the state. Opponents of the law argue that the law significantly restricts pregnant women’s [...]

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