The Biden administration’s Army Corps of Engineers indicated on Friday that they would not stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) despite the threat it poses to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s water supply. The project is currently operating without a federal permit. DC District Court Judge James Boasberg shut down [...]

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As several state legislatures draw criticism over voter suppression bills, Kentucky lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill that was signed into law on Wednesday. HB 574 expands access to the polls and introduces new voting security measures. It passed 91-3 in the Kentucky House and 33-3 in the state Senate, which are both controlled by Republicans. [...]

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XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, sued Energy Transfer LLC on Monday in a Texas state court for breach of contract involving disputed fines related to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The lawsuit claims that Energy Transfer pipeline operators charged XTO unnecessary fines and revoked production volume credits when a series of events outside [...]

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The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on Thursday for failing to classify certain species as endangered within a reasonable time frame. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) created a system for processing requests to list species as threatened or endangered. Interested parties can submit a petition [...]

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) v. Alston, a case concerning whether the NCAA’s ban on education-related payments to student-athletes is a violation of antitrust law. Last year, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the NCAA could not categorically deny academic benefits [...]

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Civil rights groups in Georgia filed another lawsuit against state officials on Monday over SB 202, a voting rights bill that imposes several barriers to accessing the polls. This legislation retaliates against widespread voter registration efforts in communities of color during the 2020 presidential election results, which resulted in record turnout but provoked baseless claims [...]

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Following the release of a report on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in government, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Friday that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in order to gather details about how national security and intelligence agencies are using AI in ways that may violate people’s [...]

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Products liability suits against Ford Motors in Montana and Minnesota can go forward in their respective state courts, said the US Supreme Court on Thursday. The court rejected Ford’s argument that personal specific jurisdiction was limited to lawsuits in states where Ford manufactured or originally sold vehicles. For courts to have specific jurisdiction over a [...]

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The British government published regulations Tuesday giving British officials the power to compel Northern Ireland to implement a full scope of reproductive care services, following a 2019 law that legalized abortions in the region. Supporters say this law is a step in the right direction for women needing to access abortion procedures, but critics from [...]

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A Tunisian appeals court released activist Rania Amdouni from jail on Wednesday. Amdouni had been charged with “insulting police and abuse of morals,” which sparked concerns from human rights groups over suppression of free speech. Amdouni is the president of Chouf Minorities and a member of DAMJ, the Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality. She [...]

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