The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to California’s concealed carry law. The original case stems from James Rothery and Andrea Hoffman being denied concealed carry permits by their local sheriff. Under California law, the carrying of firearms loaded or unloaded guns is generally prohibited in public places, but [...]

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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 judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland, on Friday allowed discovery to proceed in a case against President Donald Trump under the constitution’s emoluments clause, denying two motions by Trump. Trump’s legal team filed two motions in late September hoping to halt the case: a motion for an interlocutory appeal [...]

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The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to review a decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on a 93-year-old World War I Memorial that has been the subject of a separation-of-church-and-state controversy since 2012. The “Peace Cross” is a 40-foot-tall Latin Cross built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Maryland, to honor 49 [...]

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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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An Ohio law that expands the definition of distracted driving took effect Monday. The previous law defined distracted driving as driving “using a handheld electronic wireless communications device” targeting traditional mobile phone usage while driving. The new law retains this definition while also expanding distracted to include “Engaging in activity that is not necessary for [...]

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Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory called Wednesday for the international community to enforce annexation provisions of international law against Israel to halt their occupation of the West Bank. Lynk expressed concern about the continuing economic and social collapse of Gaza, stating: The United Nations stated in 2012 [...]

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The World Health Organization, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and UN Women issued a joint statement Wednesday calling on governments, health professionals and communities to take steps to end the practice of “virginity testing.” After a comprehensive systematic review of “virginity testing,” the practice of examining women to determine whether [...]

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