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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a highly controversial Texas law, Senate Bill (SB8), which bans all abortions after six weeks and authorizes citizens to report individuals who assist or intend to assist people seeking to terminate their pregnancies. The complaint asserts that the law defies the Supremacy Clause [...]

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Denmark’s sixth impeachment trial in history began on Thursday over former minister Inger Stojeberg’s aggressive immigration policies. During Stojeberg’s term as Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing from 2015 to 2019, she imposed more than 100 new amendments limiting the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers. Her proposals included a plan that would send refugees [...]

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A US federal judge ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must update its policy on the use of toxic chemical dispersants to clean up oil spills. The guidance detailed in the National Contingency Plan (NCP) has not been updated since it was published in 1994, and environmentalists have been petitioning to update the [...]

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Postmates agreed to pay more than 1,500 Seattle gig workers almost a million dollars over the company’s violations of the city’s Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), according to a statement released by Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) last Wednesday. Thursday’s agreement will resolve claims by employees that Uber subsidiary Postmates failed to [...]

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A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing officer recommended on Monday that employees at an Amazon plant in Bessemer, Alabama, hold a second election due to interference and intimidation by the retail giant. Amazon opened its Bessemer fulfillment plant in March 2020, which coincided with the beginning of the pandemic. A lack of COVID-19 safety [...]

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A federal judge on Monday rejected an attempt to block enforcement of Nevada’s ban on so-called “ghost guns,” including the sale of guns without serial numbers and unfinished weapons for self-assembly. Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), a Second Amendment advocacy non-profit, along with several Nevada gun owners, sought a preliminary injunction to halt AB 286 from [...]

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Texas Democrats walked out on the state special session on Monday and headed for Washington, DC, to prevent Republican legislators from meeting the quorum required to vote on a bill that would restrict voting rights. They plan to stay out of state until the end of this summer term, which was ordered by Governor Greg [...]

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TikTok is up and running again in Pakistan, just days after the Pakistan Telecoms Authority (PTA) suspended public access to the popular social media app over complaints from citizens about alleged immoral and obscene content. On Friday, the Sindh High Court revoked the suspension but ordered the PTA to expedite hearings over complaints about the [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday expressed their disagreement with the Eighth Circuit’s finding of qualified immunity for police officers in St. Louis whose use of excessive force in response to a suicide attempt led to the death of Nicholas Gilbert. They remanded the case back to the lower court for reconsideration. Gilbert had been [...]

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St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis are suing to stop the enactment of a new state law that penalizes police officers for enforcing federal gun laws. House Bill 85 circumvents federal gun regulations, carrying a fine of $50,000 for each police officer that attempts to enforce such rules. The bill’s vague language [...]

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