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Virginia’s General Assembly passed a bill that repealed many of the State’s restrictions on abortion on Wednesday. House Bill 980, also known as the Reproductive Health Protection Act, received final passage from the House of Delegates and was sent to Governor Ralph Northam for final approval on Wednesday. HB 980, which had initially passed the [...]

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The US Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a former Walgreens employee’s religious bias claim. The Supreme Court declined to hear Darrell Patterson’s appeal from a lower court’s ruling that Walgreens did not wrongfully fire Patterson when it did so because Patterson failed to work on Saturdays on account of his religious beliefs. Patterson, a [...]

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The Federal Court of Australia ruled on Monday that The Australian Federal Police'(AFP) raid on the national broadcasting company, ABC, was lawful. In early June 2019, the AFP executed a search warrant on the ABC’s premises and seized documents pertaining to “the Afghan Files stories,” a series of stories the ABC had posted on its [...]

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The Italian Senate voted Wednesday to lift former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s parliamentary immunity over his treatment of asylum seekers. Under Italian law, Salvini had immunity from criminal prosecution over actions he had taken while serving as interior minister. But, at the request of prosecutors in Catania, Sicily, the Senate voted 152-76 to strip Salvini [...]

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The Third Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York ruled on Thursday that interactive fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling. The ruling rejects Article 14 of the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law, which was added in 2016 and provides that fantasy sports contests are not games of chance but [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed in a court filing late Friday that it has in its possession two dozen emails regarding President Donald Trump’s involvement in the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative debacle. The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on October 30 against [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that Arizona’s out-of-precinct (OOP) policy and House Bill 2023 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fifteenth Amendment. Arizona’s policy is to completely discard OOP ballots, rather than counting or partially counting those ballots. HB 2023 criminalizes the collection of another [...]

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The Iowa Senate advanced two bills (SF 116 and SF 459) that would allow Iowa residents to carry guns at their workplace and at school on Thursday. One subcommittee signed off on SF 459, which would allow Iowa residents who have a valid permit to carry a gun at their workplace so long as the [...]

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