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The US Supreme Court ruled Monday for Merck, Sharp & Dohme that federal preemption of drug warnings is a question for judges. Merck, Sharp & Dohme manufactures the drug Fosamax to treat and prevent osteoporosis in older women. The drug has had a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label approved since 1995, but the label [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that if a trademark license would survive a breach outside bankruptcy, it may survive a debtor’s rejection in bankruptcy. The case, Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, came about after Tempnology filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Tempnology was licensing its trademarks to Mission Product Holdings for use on [...]

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The US Supreme Court issued orders Monday in a collection of cases including Daniel v. US, Santos v. US, and Nevada Department of Wildlife v. Smith. The Court granted certiorari to Nevada Department of Wildlife v. Smith, a case asking whether states may be sued in each other’s courts without consent. The court made specific [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Friday that the decision to rescind DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) was “arbitrary and capricious”. The suit was filed by a number of individuals and organizations to protect the rights of children who were previously granted deferred action under the DACA policy. Under the [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed HR 5, “The Equality Act,” Friday to protect LGBTQ individuals from various forms of discrimination. The bill, first introduced in mid-March, aims to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. The bill accomplishes this by amending a number of existing laws to [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr declined to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday morning. Barr has been at odds with the Democratic leadership of the committee since the beginning of the week over the format of the hearing. House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wanted each committee member to have five minutes to question [...]

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that asking about a concealed weapon during a traffic stop does not violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. John Patrick Wright was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in violation of Wisconsin State Statute § 941.23(2). Two Milwaukee police officers pulled Wright over for having his passenger headlight [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller Report to Congress and the public Thursday. The Attorney General’s Press Conference The Attorney General announced late Wednesday that he would hold a press conference to explain the report before releasing it around 11:00 AM EST. Thursday morning, Congressional Democratic leaders Speaker Nancy [...]

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In a statement issued by the US State Department Wednesday, the US formally announced sanctions against the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and one of the Bank’s directors, Iliana Josefa Ruzza Teran. According to the statement, the sanctions were issued “to halt the former Maduro regime’s theft of Venezuela’s assets and destruction of the economy.” [...]

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