The US Supreme Court heard arguments in three cases Tuesday, including a case challenging the Trump administration’s citizenship question in the 2020 census, another concerning the Fourth Amendment’s scope in relation to blood draw of unconscious motorists, and the last regarding the meaning of “knowingly violates” under the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act. In Department of [...]

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The Egyptian House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a constitutional amendment to the 2014 constitution that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in power until 2030 The amendment was approved 531-22-1. The presidential term provision provides that the president’s shall serve for six, rather than four, years and shall not serve for more than [...]

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The EU passed a law Tuesday to strengthen protections for whistleblowers who report violations of EU law and increase whistleblower reporting to aid law enforcement. The law heightens protections for whistleblowers by ensuring confidentiality in reporting. Unlike previous legislation, this law allows an individual to report to any “competent national authorities” or other relevant EU [...]

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US Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) on Tuesday introduced a bill to protect consumers from exploitative and deceptive practices by certain large online platforms that trick consumers into providing their personal data for commercial exploitation. The practices are referred to as “dark patterns” because they are created using extensive behavioral psychology research to [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that it indicted 24 individuals for their part in a $1.2 billion health care fraud scheme involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment (DME). The individuals charged include three licensed professionals, CEOs and COOs of telemedicine companies, and the owners of dozens of DME companies. The scheme involved [...]

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The Trump administration announced Friday that it canceled the December agreement between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) regarding player transfers that was intended to “end the dangerous trafficking of Cuban players who desire to play professional baseball in the United States.” The agreement would violate the US embargo against Cuba, which [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that it brought bribery and corruption charges against North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robert Hayes for his role in a corruption scheme involving independent expenditure accounts and improper campaign contributions. The DOJ charged three others for their roles in the scheme, including founder and Chairman of Eli Global, LLC and the [...]

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