The Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments in Shurtleff v. Boston and Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation. The first case concerns whether or not the city of Boston could deny the group’s application to fly their flag on city property. The second case, which involves an impressionist Camille Pissarro painting confiscated by Nazis in 1939, [...]

READ MORE
morzaszum / Pixabay

Two Florida student athletes filed a lawsuit challenging compensation restrictions on Monday. The lawsuit, brought by attorneys from the MSP recovery law firm, is against the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). The lawsuit alleges that the FHSAA currently [...]

READ MORE
mpewny / Pixabay

Newly elected District Attorney for Manhattan, Alvin L. Bragg Jr., announced changes for the office’s charging, bail, plea and sentencing policies to promote safety and fairness on Monday. In his staff memo, DA Bragg outlined critical changes and continuities that will define his office’s approach to particular crimes in Manhattan. The memo outlines five key principles [...]

READ MORE
oohhsnapp / Pixabay

A poll released Monday by Ipsos and National Public Radio (NPR) revealed pessimism and concern over the future of American democracy. The poll, which was conducted online between December 17 and December 20, sampled 1,126 American adults. Roughly half of the participants identified as Democrats and half Republicans, with around ten percent identifying as independents. [...]

READ MORE
jorono / Pixabay

The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq Monday ratified October’s parliamentary elections. The ratification comes in the wake of challenges to the results from Shiite political groups. The election took place on October 10, 2021 to determine all 329 members of the Council of Representatives. The results bring a victory for Muqtada al-Sadr’s party. He is [...]

READ MORE

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday ruled 7-4 in favor of a California law banning high-capacity gun magazines. The case, Duncan v. Bonta, concerns the importation, possession, and sale of magazines containing more than ten bullets. California Penal Code section 32310 prohibits possession of such high-capacity magazines. The plaintiffs in the [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (US Capitol)

The US Supreme Court Monday unanimously sided with Tennessee in a groundwater dispute with Mississippi. The dispute arose out of a Mississippi suit which alleged that the city of Memphis, Tennessee had wrongfully taken water from the Middle Claiborne Aquifer. The aquifer, which spans eight states in the region, is an underground water source which [...]

READ MORE

Voters, civil rights, and faith groups joined together to file two lawsuits against Alabama’s new state legislature and congressional district maps Monday. The civil rights groups involved include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund (NAACP LDF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama, and the Southern Poverty Law [...]

READ MORE