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A group of 90 women Wednesday filed a tort lawsuit against the FBI accusing two former FBI agents of failing to stop former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from sexually abusing patients once the FBI was first made aware of allegations against Nassar. This lawsuit comes after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced [...]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday arrested a man who threatened to kill a US Supreme Court Justice near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland. Nicholas John Roske called emergency authorities and indicated “he had a firearm in his suitcase.” While on the phone, Roske admitted “he came from California to kill a specific United States [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday ruled that a Honduran man’s conviction in California for possession of a forged social security number card (SSN) with a counterfeit government seal is grounds for deportation as a crime of moral turpitude. Pedro Vasquez-Borjas was convicted of forgery under California Penal Code § 472 because he [...]

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The Court of the European Union (EU General Court) Wednesday released its judgement in Apple v EUIPO – Swatch, a court case that involved Swatch’s “Tick Different” slogan. The court said that Apple had no standing to appeal the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) initial finding in favor of Swatch which said that Swatch [...]

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Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault Tuesday released a recommendations report which proposed recommendations to further regulate electoral communications and broaden access to mail-in ballots. The Canada Elections Act allows the Chief Electoral Officer to “propose amendments to the Act designed to improve the administration of federal elections.” The report seeks to make it easier [...]

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An FBI warrant application was released Tuesday revealing a criminal investigation into whether former US Marine Corps General John R. Allen engaged in undisclosed lobbying for Qatar, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press and New York Times. In April, the FBI submitted a search warrant application with the US District Court for the [...]

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A Russian investigative journalist Monday wrote on social media that Russia’s securities agencies froze his bank accounts and that he was placed on Russia’s wanted list. Andrei Soldatov said that the case against him was initiated on March 1, 2022 and is presumably being investigated by the Investigative Committee of Russia. Russia’s Ministry of Internal [...]

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The environmental advocacy group Last Beach Cleanup Monday issued a public statement regarding two lawsuits it filed Friday against California-based retailers Gelson’s Markets and Stater Bros. Markets. Last Beach initiated these two lawsuits against the California retailers because the companies are allegedly “illegally selling plastic shopping bags in California because they are not ‘recyclable in [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday held unanimously in Siegel v. Fitzgerald that Congress’ enactment of a significant Chapter 11 bankruptcy fee increase in 48 states, exempting some debtors in two states, violated the Bankruptcy Clause’s uniformity requirement. This case originated because increased fees for Chapter 11 debtors in Trustee Program districts in 2017. The 2017 Act [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday held by a 7-2 vote in Gallardo v. Marstiller that states can recoup settlement payments under the Medicaid Act to pay for an individual’s future medical care. Under the Medicaid act, states have the right to recover damages from liable parties who cause another’s injury if the injured party receives Medicaid [...]

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