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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion Tuesday seeking to immediately block Texas’ controversial abortion restriction pending further proceedings. The DOJ filed suit against Texas earlier this month, challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8). The law bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for cases [...]

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Dutch non-profit Stichting Massaschade & Consument filed suit Tuesday against TikTok, seeking to force the social media app to compensate 4.5 million Dutch users for “harvesting and auctioning sensitive user data” in violation of European privacy laws. Stichting Massaschade & Consument is asking the court in Amsterdam to order TikTok to pay €6 billion, an [...]

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Google announced Wednesday that it will appeal the €500 million (US $591 million) fine imposed by Autorité de la concurrence (“Autorité”), the French antitrust body, in July. The penalty was issued in response to mounting international pressure on online platforms to share more of the revenue generated by the use of news from local media [...]

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The Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that two Planned Parenthood centers may pursue their claim to make Louisiana’s Department of Health “promptly rule” on one of the center’s applications for a license to operate as an abortion clinic, finding that the case fell under an exception to sovereign immunity. However, the Fifth Circuit determined that sovereign [...]

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The developer of the Keystone XL gas pipeline confirmed its decision to terminate the controversial project Wednesday, marking the end of a decade-long legal battle. TC Energy ceased the pipeline construction in January after President Joe Biden revoked a necessary presidential permit. The permit, issued by the Trump administration in 2017, allowed TC Energy, a Canadian company, [...]

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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday expanding a Trump-era ban on investments into a collection of Chinese companies allegedly tied with China’s military. Last November then-president Donald Trump issued an executive order forbidding US investors from conducting “any transaction in publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to [...]

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The US Department of Justice filed an amended legal complaint Wednesday against Alabama and its Department of Corrections for several alleged violations of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. In its complaint, the Department of Justice (DOJ) claims that the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of male prisoners by “failing [...]

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The US Department of Justice announced the arrest of Marine Corps major Christopher Warnagiris on Thursday for crimes related to his involvement in the January 6 siege on the US Capitol. Warnagiris is the first active-duty military member that has been arrested for crimes perpetrated during that attack. An FBI Special Agent filed the criminal complaint [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in Jones v. Mississippi that when sentencing juvenile defendants to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole, judges need not make a separate factual finding concerning the defendant’s youth. The challenge came from Brett Jones, who was convicted in 2004 of killing his grandfather at age 15. Jones argued [...]

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