The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Tuesday against five companies and three individuals responsible for hundreds of millions of robocalls in the US. The DOJ alleges that the companies have been warned that they were carrying out fraudulent robocalls but they continued, leading to financial losses for elderly and vulnerable Americans. Two [...]

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The Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, implemented a ban on conversion therapy on Tuesday, making Utah the nineteenth state to ban the practice. Herbert first proposed the rule in November 2019, basing it off of HB 399. The law failed to pass last year after conservative members of the legislature amended the bill so much [...]

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Brazilian prosecutors have charged the ex-CEO of Vale, Fabio Schvartsman, and 15 others with homicide for the dam disaster that killed more than 250 people. Additionally, the company and TUV SUD were charged with environmental crimes. In January 2019 the dam at one of Vale’s mines collapsed and released 12 million cubic meters of mining [...]

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The Virginia General Assembly voted on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the US Constitution. This makes Virginia the thirty-eighth state to ratify the amendment, satisfying the 3/4 majority of states required by Article V of the Constitution. The Amendment passed the House of Delegates by a vote of 59-41 and the [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly on Wednesday and proposed constitutional reforms that would weaken the next President of Russia, causing the entire Russian government to resign. Putin also addressed the country’s changing demographics and social issues such as supporting working families. It is speculated that the changes are being made to prepare [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday denied a temporary restraining order (TRO) in a class action to stop the deportation of asylum seekers to a “safe third country.” The class includes those entering the country to seek asylum at a port of entry. Under the “safe [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that intelligence agencies do not have to disclose records relating to their “duty to warn” Jamal Khashoggi of threats against his life. The action was brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute (KFNI) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) against [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in cases concerning the statute of limitations in § 1113(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Rule 59(e) of Civil Procedure for a motion to alter or amend a judgment. Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma asks the court to determine whether the [...]

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A federal judge ruled Monday that former White House counsel Donald McGahn must testify before the House of Representatives impeachment probe. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that “Presidents are not kings” and “individuals who have been subpoenaed for testimony by an authorized committee of Congress [...]

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