The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled the first six measures it will take to address gun violence. The actions, which come in response on the heels of recent shootings in Atlanta and Colorado, are executive orders that President Joe Biden hopes will supplement upcoming legislation. The first measure asks the Department of Justice (DOJ) to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the Southern District of New York’s ruling on Thursday dismissing New York City’s suit against Chevron. The court held a state tort lawsuit could not be brought against Chevron for environmental protection reasons because federal law, not state, applies. The suit stems from environmental protection [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Thursday in Torres v. Madrid that a Fourth Amendment seizure was effectuated when officers applied physical force with the intent to restrain, even if the person of interest did not submit and was not subdued. Torres was approached by two officers whom she believed were carjackers. She ignored their [...]

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Former US Attorney General Eric Holder testified Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration in support of the “For the People Act” on voting rights. Holder said that the Act is necessary to “abolish the undemocratic trinity of issues plaguing our democracy-gerrymandering, voter suppression, and dark money.” Under the proposed legislation, eligible citizens [...]

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Twenty-one states led by Texas sued the Biden administration Wednesday over its revocation of the Keystone XL pipeline permit. They claim the administration has sought to “leverage its power regarding U.S. foreign policy to unilaterally contradict Congress’s stated domestic policy” with regards to the Keystone XL pipeline. The states claim that President Joe Biden’s executive [...]

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Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies voted Thursday to decriminalize marijuana. The measure was approved by a vote of 315 to 128, with 23 members abstaining. The law will allow any adult to smoke marijuana with certain restrictions. These restrictions include a cap on possession that would make it illegal to possess more than 28 grams of [...]

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Conservative social media website Parler filed a new lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday alleging that Amazon removed Parler from its hosting platform because they saw them as a threat and wanted to “destroy” the competition. The move comes after Parler withdrew their previous federal antitrust suit against Amazon Tuesday. Parler brought the suit two months ago [...]

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