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The Supreme Court of India Monday approved a government plan to compensate families of deceased COVID-19 victims. The program provides 50,000 rupees per family death. 50,000 rupees coverts to almost $670 for the nearly 450,000 deaths—representing a substantial cost for the Indian government. However, the number of deaths will increase further. The pandemic continues to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected a lawsuit against Google, Facebook and Twitter on Monday, concerning the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Plaintiffs, a group of victims of the massacre, sought damages against the social media giants. The plaintiffs made two arguments. The first was that the companies violated anti-terrorism [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) sought participation in a controversial abortion lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit, which is set to be heard in December at the Supreme Court, could have far reaching effects on abortion access throughout the country as it may reconsider precedents set in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. [...]

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has clarified the scope of their Health Breach Notification Rule. The move seeks to provide notice to health applications—many of which handle sensitive user information—that security breaches of user information could result in hefty fines. The Rule, 16 C.F.R. Part 318, was passed as part of the American Recovery and [...]

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A Florida appeals court has upheld Governor Ron DeSantis’ ban on school mask mandates. The move Friday came after a Florida circuit judge ruled last month to temporarily suspend the ban until the legal challenges against it were complete. As a result, the ban will remain in place until further appellate review. The order states [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that child endangerment convictions are deportable offenses and apply retroactively. Jose Esteban Marquez, the man in question, is now subject to removal proceedings to the Dominican Republic. The issue arises out of an incident in 2006 where Marquez was “accused of engaging in sexual [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blocked the assets of four Iranian intelligence officials on Friday. The move bars US persons or individuals within the US from “dealings … that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons.” The move also warns that non-US persons [...]

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Twenty states filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to overturn Biden administration’s guidance allowing transgender employees and students to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity. The plaintiffs, who filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, are a coalition of GOP-run states. The state of Tennessee is [...]

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The Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois denied Clearview AI’s motion to dismiss an ACLU privacy lawsuit on Friday. Clearview AI (“Clearview”) is an American facial recognition company founded in 2017. The company sells access to over three billion indexed images to law enforcement and commercial organizations. Access allows for individuals to match provided photographs [...]

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A group of Rutgers students filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey university’s vaccine mandate on Monday. The group of 18 students is represented by Children’s Health Defense (CHD), an activist group founded by Robert F. Kennedy. The organization largely campaigns against the use of certain vaccines, pesticides, and various chemicals used in foods and [...]

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