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Smartmatic, a voting technology company, reached a confidential settlement in a Washington DC court on Tuesday in its defamation lawsuit against the far-right One America News Network (OAN). The lawsuit was related to OAN’s dissemination of false claims about the 2020 US presidential election. Appearing in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted an emergency request for stay led by Idaho officials, allowing the state to temporarily enforce a statewide ban on gender-affirming care for certain minors. This ban is one of the first cases related to transgender health care to reach the nation’s highest court. Labrador v. Poe is the case that [...]

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A New York appellate judge denied on Tuesday former US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to delay his falsified documents criminal trial, set to begin on April 15. Trump motioned to overturn a gag order imposed by the judge overseeing the criminal trial, Judge Juan Merchan. In her Tuesday order, Associate Justice Cynthia Kern denied [...]

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Michael Soghomonian, also known as Shant, was arrested Sunday for allegedly starting a fire outside Senator Bernie Sanders’ office in Burlington, Vermont on Friday. An accelerant was lit in the office entrance, where the fire was quickly detected in the vestibule between the elevator and the office entrance. After igniting the fire, Soghomonian fled. A [...]

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The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state constitution does not protect the right to abortion. The ruling in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida vs. State of Florida allows the current 15-week abortion ban to be upheld and triggers the Heartbeat Protection Act to take effect. The Act, signed into law [...]

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Iowa lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to enter the state after being deported or denied entry into the US. The passage puts the midwestern state on track to join Texas in enforcing state immigration laws that operate independently of the federal immigration system, meaning they are not directly [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a free speech challenge to the Biden administration’s encouragement of platforms to remove posts that officials deemed misinformation, including posts relating to elections and COVID-19. The lawsuit, filed by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana along with five individuals, raises critical questions about the intersection [...]

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A New York state trooper was acquitted of manslaughter charges on Wednesday in the killing of an unarmed motorist in downtown Buffalo, New York, after a high-speed highway chase two years ago. Local Buffalo WIVB news reported that trooper Anthony Nigro IV was found not guilty of first-and second-degree manslaughter charges by Judge James Bargnesi [...]

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Florida education officials and civil rights attorneys reached a settlement on Monday over the state law dubbed “Don’t Say Gay.” The parties came to an agreement after two years of litigation and an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. This agreement paves the way for students and teachers in Florida [...]

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 Former US President Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York appellate court on Wednesday to stop the collection of the former president’s $454 million civil fraud judgment while he appeals. Trump’s lawyers said in a court filing that he is prepared to post a $100 million appeal bond, which is only a fraction of what [...]

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