The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed Monday the district court judgement that Barclays is not liable to investors who bought in shortly before the 2008 financial collapse. A series of investors brought the case against Barclays as a class action suit in 2017 alleging that Barclays had a duty to disclose [...]

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a memo Wednesday defending the constitutional basis for the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General. The memo was written by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the DOJ Office of Legal Counsel. The Office of Legal Counsel serves as the principle legal interpretation body within the DOJ. [...]

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West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry’s resignation will take affect at the close of business Monday. Loughry submitted his resignation to West Virginia Governor Jim Justice who accepted it effective Monday. The governor had convened a special session of the state legislature set for Tuesday to consider Loughry’s removal as one of the four [...]

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A number of clean energy and environmental protection ballot measures were voted down Tuesday. These ballot measures ranged from more conventional measures requiring certain percentages of a state’s electricity production to come from renewable sources to more radical measures including direct taxes on carbon emissions and the requirement of an open and competitive electricity market. [...]

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The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a 2016 case brought by various broadband service providers challenging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality protections from the Obama era. The present case comes from the FCC of the Obama Administration issued the 2015 Open Internet Order, which reclassified broadband providers to be “common carriers” obligated to [...]

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A federal grand jury on Wednesday charged Robert Bowers in a 44-count indictment for the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that killed 11 people and injured six others including four police officers responding on scene. The indictment alleges that Bowers drove to the Tree of Life Synagogue early on the [...]

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