The US Department of Labor (DOL) on Monday announced it has reached an agreement with Google LLC to settle claims of “systemic compensation and hiring discrimination” at the tech giant’s California and Washington campuses. Google will pay over $3.8 million to nearly 6,000 current employees and job candidates. Following routine compliance evaluations at Google facilities [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted three members of Oath Keepers, a far-right militia organization, on Wednesday for conspiring to storm the Capitol in an attempt to obstruct Congress as it certified the vote of the US Electoral College. Jessica Watkins, Donovan Crowl and Thomas Caldwell were charged with conspiracy, obstruction of an official [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday closed the door on two separate lawsuits alleging that former president Donald Trump violated the “emoluments clauses” of the US Constitution by financially benefiting from his properties in New York and Washington while in political office. The court, in a series of short orders, found the cases to be [...]

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New York Judge Joel Cohen rejected a bid Thursday from the National Rifle Association (NRA) to move or dismiss a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James to dissolve the organization following investigations of “extensive fraud.” The lawsuit, filed in August, alleges that several NRA executive officers “breached their fiduciary duties” and illegally [...]

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According to court documents filed Sunday, the FBI is investigating a woman who allegedly stole a laptop from Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s office during the January 6 siege of the US Capitol. A special agent with the FBI filed an arrest warrant for Riley Williams, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based woman charged with [...]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has voiced his support for a new bill introduced by state legislators to abolish capital punishment within the state. On Wednesday, members of Virginia’s Senate and the House of Delegates introduced House Bill No. 1779 seeking to eliminate death sentences and to convert already existing capital sentences to life imprisonment without [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral argument in Pham v. Guzman Chavez, which addresses the detention of aliens who are both in the process of removal from the US and subject to a reinstated removal order. The case stems from a dispute over whether a group of eight non-citizen immigrants, initially detained by the [...]

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The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) testing task force on Monday released an overview of preliminary recommendations for changes “for the next generation of the bar examination.” The recommendations are the result of a three-year, “comprehensive, empirical study to ensure that the bar examination continues to assess the minimum competencies required of newly licensed [...]

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced fraud charges Wednesday against a New York-based jewelry wholesaler who allegedly operated a “fraudulent Ponzi-like scheme in which he raised at least $69 million from at least 80 investors, including a number of current and retired police officers and firefighters.” According to the SEC’s complaint, Gregory Altieri, [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday announced that the agency is in the process of adopting its final greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards that will apply to certain new commercial airplanes manufactured in the US, including all new large passenger planes and commercial jets. The rule will apply to “new-type design airplanes” whenever [...]

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