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The Colorado State Supreme Court on Monday ruled that having computers speed-read bills on the legislative floor is unconstitutional. The Colorado constitution provides that all bills that come before the legislature shall be read aloud on two different days in each house, unless all the members present consent to waive the reading. The controversy at [...]

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The Supreme Court issued Thursday a one-line docket entry removing two consolidated Medicaid cases from its March argument calendar. The two cases, Azar v. Gresham and Arkansas v. Gresham, had to do with a Trump administration policy that allowed states to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients as long as the states sought the approval of [...]

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Texas attorney general Ken Paxton suffered a defeat yesterday in his lawsuit against the City of Austin’s mask mandate after a Travis County judge ordered the mandate to stay in effect. Texas governor Greg Abbott issued executive order GA-34 on March 2, which lifted all mandatory COVID restrictions, including mandates to wear masks and impose [...]

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The US Senate voted 70-30 on Wednesday to confirm Merrick Garland to be attorney general. Twenty Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in confirming the nomination. Garland was a federal prosecutor involved in the Oklahoma City Bombing investigation before being appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit where he has [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Moldova on Thursday granted a partial victory to President Maia Sandu in her bid to be allowed to appoint new ministers. Sandu won the presidency in a landslide election last November, defeating pro-Moscow incumbent Igor Dodon. Following her election, the previous administration resigned, leaving Sandu at odds with the parliament, which [...]

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The Lyublinsky District Court in Moscow Friday ordered jailed political dissident Alexei Navalny to pay 500,000 rubles ($6,725) to businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. Navalny, who lost a parole appeal last month, had allegedly made defamatory statements about Prigozhin, calling him a bandit and claiming he had been involved in child prostitution. Prigozhin, a noted Kremlin ally, [...]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a data privacy bill into law on Tuesday, making Virginia the second state to do so. The Consumer Data Protection Act applies to businesses that control or process the personal data of at least 100,000 consumers, or businesses that control or process the data of at least 25,000 consumers and [...]

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The director of the FFBI told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that there was no evidence that the January 6 Capitol riot was carried out by leftist extremists under the guise of right-wing extremists. In his opening statement, director Christopher Wray told the committee that they have to date charged more than 300 persons [...]

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Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health on Thursday revised a controversial mandatory cremation order for persons who have died from COVID-19. The government had issued the cremation order at the beginning of the global pandemic last year, over concerns that burying bodies of COVID-19 victims could potentially contaminate ground water. World Health Organization guidance from the same [...]

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