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Twenty-eight players of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) sued the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Friday for multiple claims of gender discrimination. In a complaint filed in federal district court in California, the women allege that the USSF has consistently discriminated against them based on their gender, treating them as inferior to the male [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously ruled Thursday that a federal district court improperly limited the scope of a lawsuit alleging that the FBI had illegally targeted mosques and Islamic individuals for surveillance on a basis of religion. The suit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday vacated 88 decisions by the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York that prevented the trustee tasked with liquidating the remaining assets of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme from seizing foreign property that had been transferred out of the US prior to Madoff’s [...]

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The US Supreme Court declined Monday to hear challenges to eight wrongful death lawsuits against two large cigarette companies, allowing the cases to proceed. In a series of denials of certiorari without a written statement the court refused to hear challenges to a series of appellate court rulings against two major tobacco companies, Phillip Morris [...]

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The US Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as Attorney General, replacing acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Barr previously served as Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993 and has since practiced in the private sector. Barr’s confirmation fills a position that has been vacant since President Donald Trump’s first Attorney [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth ruled Monday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had the legal authority to repair and replace existing fences and walls along the Mexican border in southern California without following certain requirements of federal environmental protection laws. The appeals court’s ruling upholds a lower district court’s decision [...]

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. filed a petition with the US Supreme Court Monday asking the court to determine whether the state’s law requiring an ultrasound be performed at least 18 hours before receiving an abortion is constitutional. In 2016 the Indiana General Assembly enacted House Enrolled Act 1337, imposing strict limits on medical [...]

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A federal judge in Virginia on Monday delayed sentencing for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort due to his pending trial in the District of Columbia. Manafort was convicted of eight charges of fraud in August by a jury in Virginia and was set to be sentenced next week. However, District Judge TS Ellis III [...]

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The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Thursday announced the elimination of a rule enacted by the Obama administration that required large employers to file individual incident reports for workplace accidents and injuries. Under the prior rule companies with more than 250 employees were required to file two electronic forms, Form 300 and [...]

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