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Following years of research and failed private conferences, Washington, DC, based civil rights group Muslim Advocates initiated legal proceedings against Facebook and its top executives Thursday for allowing anti-Muslim hate speech to “run rampant” on the social-media platform. Muslim Advocates alleges in their complaint that by “seeding and cultivating anti-Muslim bigotry amongst its users,” Facebook [...]

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Fourteen US states filed suit Wednesday over the Biden administration’s pause of the federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program. President Joe Biden ordered a “temporary moratorium” on the program on January 21 so that the Department of the Interior could conduct a “comprehensive analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the oil and gas program.” The Department hosted a virtual [...]

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During a vote taken at about 12:30AM on Wednesday, Republican legislators in the Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a bill cracking down on “riots,” and granting immunity to drivers who hit protesters demonstrating on public roadways. House Bill 1674 was introduced by Rep. Kevin West to address the year’s increased number of protests and alleged riots in [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday to limit the scope of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by expanding the deliberative process privilege exception to the Act’s disclosure requirement to include “in-house drafts of biological opinions that are both predecisional and deliberative, even if the drafts reflect the agencies’ last views about a proposal.” The case, [...]

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The Dutch House of Representatives on Thursday both drafted and approved several amendments to the country’s COVID-19 curfew legislation in an attempt to reinstate it after a trial judge granted a preliminary injunction invalidating the law earlier this week. The trial judge held that the law was impermissible, arguing that there is no “acute emergency” [...]

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US President Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency at the US-Mexico border issued by former President Donald Trump to justify construction on the border wall, the White House announced on Thursday. Terminating the national emergency marks the culmination of the current administration’s effort to end construction on the border wall, which began when Biden issued an [...]

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The US Supreme Court released an order on Wednesday granting the Biden administration’s request to remove oral arguments for challenges on now-defunct Trump administration immigration policies. The Supreme Court’s order separately granted a writ of certiorari in a natural-gas pipeline case. The removed cases, Mayorkas v. Innovation Law Lab and Biden v. Sierra Club, are [...]

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US President Joe Biden’s administration filed a motion on Monday asking the US Supreme Court to cancel upcoming oral arguments for two appeals filed by former president Donald Trump concerning the southern border wall and the “remain in Mexico” asylum policy. The motion follows a proclamation issued by Biden on his first day in office ordering a [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Thursday that a SWAT team member must face First Amendment and battery claims from reporters he tear-gassed while they were covering public unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. SWAT team member Michael Anderson claims that the reporters had [...]

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The governor of Puerto Rico declared a state of emergency on Sunday in response to the high rate of violence against women and transgender individuals. Governor Pedro Pierluisi, who took office earlier this month, issued an executive order to combat the high rates of gender-based violence in the territory. In addition to declaring the state of [...]

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