Two New York residents and a gun rights group Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s assault weapons ban following the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down one of New York’s concealed carry regulations. The lawsuit alleges that New York’s definition of “assault weapon” infringes upon individuals’ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday signed a new law which allows California residents to sue gun manufacturers if they are harmed by a gun manufacturer’s product. The law also establishes new firearms regulations and empowers the state and its local governments to sue manufactures if they do not comply. Assembly Bill No. 1594 (AB 1594) [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Tuesday struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order which required broadcasters verify sponsors’ identities before leasing them air time. Prior to the order, FCC rules only required a broadcaster to ask its employees and sponsors for enough information to identify the sponsor. The [...]

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The Biden administration Monday extended temporary protection to Venezuelans living in the US, allowing those who qualify protection for an additional 18 months. The extension will be in effect from September 10, 2022, through March 10, 2024. The extension originates with a designation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called a Temporary Protected Status [...]

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A New York judge Tuesday held real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena to produce documents in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil investigation into Donald Trump and the Trump Organization’s financial dealings. James subpoenaed Cushman & Wakefield to produce documents related to real [...]

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US Senate Intelligence Committee members Tuesday called for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate social media platform TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance for invading the privacy of its users. The members accuse the companies of repeatedly allowing company engineers and executives located in China access to private US users’ data, despite [...]

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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Tuesday warned that arbitrary detentions and mass displacement of civilians as a result of the Russian war in Ukraine have become widespread. In response, experts suggest timely and effective investigation into all allegations of human rights violations in the area is imperative. Since Russia invaded Ukraine [...]

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France Tuesday repatriated 35 children and 16 mothers from suspected terrorist-associated camps in northeastern Syria. The mothers now face judicial proceedings, while the children will remain in the custody of French child welfare services. According to Human Rights Watch, an estimated 400 French citizens have been arbitrarily detained in northeast Syrian camps and prisons as [...]

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The UK government Wednesday unveiled new sanctions on members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Among those sanctioned are Russia’s second richest man, Vladimir Potanin, and the president of a prominent Russian Coal mining company, Anna Tsivileva. Vladimir Potanin owns the conglomerate Interros, which operates in industries [...]

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Tuesday announced her administration would seek to reinstate a 2018 state law prohibiting abortion after six weeks, when embryonic cardiac activity is detected. The law was blocked by a state judge back in 2019 for violating the Iowa Constitution, but Reynolds’ administration is hoping that the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s [...]

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