The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday allowed  a major class action settlement involving Remington firearms to proceed. The class action lawsuit against Remington Arms Company alleged that “certain Remington rifles were susceptible to unintentional firing without a trigger pull.” The class members “sought to require Remington to repair or replace [...]

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Amnesty International called Thursday for an investigation into possible war crimes in Yemen. The group published a report  detailing the stories of men in southern Yemen detention facilities. The report documents “how scores of men have been subjected to enforced disappearance after being arbitrarily arrested and detained by United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemeni forces [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday rejected an appeal by Norwegian mass murderer Fjotolf Hansen, previously known as Anders Behring Breivik. Hansen was convicted of killing 77 people and wounding 42 others at a political youth camp and was sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention. In his appeal, he challenged the conditions [...]

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The New York attorney general filed a petition today against the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its directors Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump. The petition alleges “a pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential [...]

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Two transgender women represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) won a challenge Wednesday against Iowa’s Department of Human Services in the Iowa District Court for Polk County over its ban on Medicaid coverage for transition-related surgeries. The court found that the regulation banning Medicaid coverage for transition-related surgeries violates the Iowa Civil Rights [...]

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The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. The suit was brought by the two owners of a business that specializes in designing wedding and special event products. They are “devout Christians and believe their work [...]

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The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa and Iowa State University student Taylor Blair filed a lawsuit against Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate Wednesday alleging that House File 16 is unconstitutional and puts a particular burden on minority voters. Blair and the group allege that the law makes “voting in Iowa more [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Thursday posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was convicted under the Mann Act in 1913 for transporting a white woman across state lines and served 10 months in federal prison. Trump said Johnson “overcame difficult circumstances to reach the heights of the boxing world and inspired [...]

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