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New York state and New York City Wednesday sued 10 distributors of gun components to stop the sale of illegal “ghost guns.” New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the lawsuit in New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. The lawsuit states that gun violence is causing a “public health and safety crisis” in New York. [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an Army reservist can sue Texas for improper treatment under the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). The court held that Congress may exercise its power under Article I of the US Constitution to authorize private damages suits against non-consenting states. This case concerns [...]

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US President Joe Biden Saturday signed into law S.2938, a gun bill intended to limit who can purchase firearms and make mental health investments throughout the US. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed the House Friday after receiving Senate approval Thursday. The bill was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) last October. The bill amends [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday denied Bayer AG’s appeal of a $25 million judgment against it from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bayer’s appeal attempted to dismiss all legal claims from customers that contracted cancer from using Bayer’s weed killer Roundup, which contains glyphosate. In 2019 Edwin Hardeman won $25 million [...]

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China Friday announced that it will ban new steel, coking, oil refining, cement, and glass projects in key zones to combat climate change by lowering pollution and carbon emissions. The plan establishes a zoning system to reduce carbon emissions. The zones classify urban areas, main agricultural production areas and key ecological function areas. It is “strictly forbidden” [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Wednesday that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) partially preempts a California law that invalidates waivers of the right to assert representative claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The FAA states that arbitration agreements in specific contracts are valid, irrevocable, and enforceable. PAGA allows aggrieved employees to [...]

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The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala violated his duty when he failed to review private criminal complaints against Pittsburgh’s assault weapons ban and compelled Zappala to do so. In response to the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in 2019, firearm ordinances were passed that outlawed certain firearms and [...]

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Two New York lawyers have pleaded guilty to new charges as part of a plea deal for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a police car during a 2020 George Floyd protest. This case is in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis pleaded guilty last year to [...]

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A New York grand jury indicted Wednesday the man accused of carrying out a racist shooting at Tops Market in Buffalo on May 14. Payton Gendron shot 13 people, killing of 10 of them. All the victims who died were black. Buffalo police arrested Gendron after the shooting ceased, and he surrendered to the police. [...]

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A US federal judge Friday dismissed former US President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James to stop an investigation of his business practices. The case is in the US District Court for the Northern District of New York. Trump sued James last year, arguing that the civil investigation into his real estate [...]

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