The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday denied emergency motions against its previous decision refusing to block the Title X “gag rule.” Title X funded clinics generally serve low-income men and women, offering contraception and a wide variety of related reproductive health services. Under the Trump administration’s rule, facilities receiving Title [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday reversed and remanded a district court’s decision that had previously instructed discovery for potential Emoluments Clause violations. The attorneys general for Washington, DC, and Maryland had filed a lawsuit to investigate foreign and domestic violations of the Emoluments Clauses related to President Donald Trump’s [...]

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A coalition comprised of organizations including SisterSong Women of Color, Feminist Women’s Health Center, and Planned Parenthood Southeast filed a lawsuit on Friday against Georgia’s government officials. The complaint explains that House Bill 481 “bans practically all abortions,” and “criminalize abortion from the earliest stages of pregnancy.” This is in conflict with Roe v. Wade, [...]

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The European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) on Wednesday released a second report about artificial intelligence (AI) development and deployment, specifically aimed at “maximising [] benefits whilst minimising and preventing [] risks.” The report includes 33 recommendations for the EU, focusing on four domains: AI helping in general society, in the private [...]

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The Moldovan Constitutional Court announced on Wednesday that all six of its judges were stepping down, ending a deadlock around the legitimacy of a new government made up both of a pro-EU and pro-Russian representatives. The resignations were due to trouble caused be the court’s recent rulings. The court was found to have effectively reduced [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously vacated and remanded a decision from the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, sidestepping a determination about whether a 2006 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order and other such agency orders bind lower courts. The case revolved around a faxed advertisement sent by PDR Network, a healthcare communications [...]

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Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 870 into law on Wednesday, making Oregon the fifteenth state to join the National Popular Vote compact. The compact is an agreement that will ensure the state’s Electoral College votes are awarded to the presidential candidate who earns the national popular vote, even if that candidate does not [...]

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