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The US House of Representatives approved the Open Courts Act of 2020 (OCA) Tuesday, a bill that would make the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system free to the public. The OCA is a bipartisan effort to make court records “publicly accessible, free of charge and without requiring registration.” In the case of [...]

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The England and Wales High Court ruled on Tuesday that domestic abuse survivors who have “trapped capital” in their homes should not be denied legal aid. The court held that a single parent and domestic abuse survivor identified as “Claire” should not have been denied legal aid when she had only £28 on the day [...]

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US President Donald Trump’s campaign alleged in a new lawsuit filed on Wednesday that poll watchers and observers were unable to “meaningfully observe canvassing and counting of mail-in ballots,” thus undermining “the integrity of the election result” and impinging on Pennsylvania’s constitutional right to a fair and free election. The Pennsylvania Secretary of State and [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) released an executive summary of a report Thursday, which states that the prosecutors in Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 federal criminal investigation did not break the law, although they did exercise poor judgment. The prosecutors involved in the 2008 investigation worked at the US Attorney’s Office (USAO) [...]

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