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Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced a resolution to undo a Trump-era rule that curbed shareholder voting rights. The resolution seeks to change a rule issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last November that raised the ownership threshold for when a shareholder can force a vote on specific issues. The SEC claimed the change [...]

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A federal district court judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of South Carolina’s fetal heartbeat abortion act. The act, which was signed into law by Governor McMaster last month, would prohibit an abortion if a physician is able to detect a fetal heartbeat, which can be detected as early as six weeks [...]

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Belgian authorities arrested a Kosovo war crimes suspect on Tuesday. Pjetёr Shala was wanted “pursuant to an arrest warrant and confirmed indictment related to war crimes” according to a pre-trial judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC). He is being held in Belgium until he can be moved to the KSC detention facilities in The [...]

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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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