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Ireland Tuesday filed a declaration of intervention in the Registry of the Court in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, states may intervene in the [...]

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Alianza Americas Tuesday filed a class-action lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on behalf of nearly 50 migrants flown from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The case is in federal court in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. On September 14, a plane of Venezuelan migrants arrived at Martha’s Vineyard [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Friday ruled that Texas law HB 20, which prohibits social media platforms from censoring users “based on viewpoint” and requires them to release biannual transparency reports, is constitutional. Judge Andrew S. Oldham wrote the opinion, and judge Edith H. Jones concurred. HB 20 generally prohibits large social [...]

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A European Union court Wednesday upheld a ruling that Google violated European Union (EU) competition rules. While the General Court largely upheld a European Commission (EC) decision that Google engaged in anti-competitive practices, the court lowered the previously imposed €4.3 billion fine to €4.1 billion. The EC fined Google in 2018 for anti-competitive practices in [...]

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A federal grand jury in the district of New Jersey Wednesday indicted three Iranian nationals for an alleged computer-hacking scheme involving organizations from several countries. The indictment named Mansour Ahmadi, Ahmad Khatibi Aghda, and Amir Hossein Nickaein Ravari as defendants. The indictment alleges that the defendants engaged in a computer-hacking scheme and hacked into multiple [...]

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Chief Justice John Roberts Saturday spoke at a judicial conference in Colorado Springs in his first public appearance since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, Colleen Slevin of AP News reported. The controversial ruling overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and established that there is no constitutional right to abortion [...]

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Nicholas Ochs, founder of the Proud Boys Hawaii chapter, Friday pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding under 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2) for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. Ochs and fellow defendent Nicholas DeCarlo of Fort Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty to only one of seven charges in their [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday unanimously upheld Washington’s state ban on conversion therapy for children under 18. The three-judge panel rejected therapist Brian Tingley’s claim that the law undermined his free speech and free exercise rights under the First Amendment. Judge Ronald M. Gould wrote the opinion of the court that [...]

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South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Jocelyn Newman ruled Tuesday that the state’s planned use of a firing squad and an electric chair for executions was unconstitutional. This ruling grants relief to four death row inmates. Freddie Eugene Owens, Brad Keith Sigmon, Gary Dubose Terry, and Richard Bernard Moore were all convicted of committing at least [...]

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The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Friday announced a lawsuit against Starbucks for the alleged illegal termination of Austin Locke, a barista and union organizer. DCWP filed a complaint in the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, the city’s central, independent administrative law court. The DCWP, formed by the NYC [...]

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