Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a controversial bill Wednesday that bans nearly all abortions in the state, including in cases of incest and rape. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act is one the most restrictive anti-abortion laws since Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973. The act bans performing abortions in the state [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a Ninth Circuit decision allowing a lawsuit against Apple for alleged anti-competitive practices to proceed. In 2011 a group of iPhone owners sued Apple, claiming that company’s App Store violated antitrust laws by artificially inflating the prices of apps with no possibility of shopping elsewhere. According to the [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called Wednesday before the UN Security Council for the execution of three outstanding arrest warrants for Libyans accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bensouda appeared before the Security Council to deliver her seventeenth annual report on the situation in Libya, which the ICC has [...]

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The Attorneys General of 38 states and territories sent a letter to Congress Wednesday urging passage of the SAFE Banking Act, a bill aimed at reforming banking regulations for institutions that handle marijuana-related accounts. Though medical cannabis is legal in the majority of the country and recreational use has been decriminalized in 10 jurisdictions, marijuana [...]

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Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd informed the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday that the US Department of Justice would not permit Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Gore to testify before the committee about the addition of a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census, defying a congressional subpoena that demanded his deposition. In [...]

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The US Supreme Court held on Wednesday that under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) an ambiguous contract could not compel parties to submit to class arbitration. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Writing the opinion for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts stated that “arbitration is strictly a [...]

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