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The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that Chicago did not violate the US Bankruptcy Code by maintaining possession of cars it had impounded. The ruling came in the case of Chicago v. Fulton. In oral arguments, the city framed the question in the case as “whether the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay requires a creditor [...]

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Dominion Votings Systems filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell. The complaint alleges that Powell engaged in defamation with the statements she has made against Dominion in an attempt to throw out votes and hand the election to President Donald Trump. In their complaint, Dominion outlined the lies they claim Powell [...]

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Fifty-three pro-democracy activists, including political candidates and academics, were arrested in Hong Kong Wednesday. The arrestees were detained for attempting to overthrow the government under the National Security Law. Among the arrestees were American human rights lawyer John Clancey as well as long-established opposition figures James To and Claudio Mo. The arrests were defended by [...]

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Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker Thursday vetoed the so-called ROE Act (“An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access”) that seeks to codify the right to abortion and to expand access to abortion in the state. The governor indicated that he agreed with the codification of abortion rights but felt the Act went too [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Thursday affirmed a district court dismissal of a suit that sought to declare President Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election in Wisconsin. The suit alleged that Wisconsin violated the Electors Clause of the US Constitution. The president claimed that guidance released by Wisconsin voting [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that warrants issued by Polish judges must be enforced by other member nations despite concerns of systemic and generalized issues of judicial independence. This ruling comes from two European arrest warrants issued against Polish nationals who were abroad in the Netherlands. The district court of the Netherlands [...]

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The US Department of Justice announced Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement agreement with Home Depot over its failure to follow rules involving lead paint in renovations. The complaint was lodged in Atlanta and claimed that Home Depot had violated the Toxic Substances Control Act. According to the complaint, Home [...]

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The New Jersey legislature voted to legalize the sale of marijuana on Thursday in a move making New Jersey the first state in the region to legalize the drug. The New Jersey legislature voted to approve the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (S21). The vote is in line with the [...]

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The US Supreme Court late Friday denied the motion for leave to file a complaint in Texas v. Pennsylvania, which had sought to invalidate election results in four swing states that President Donald Trump lost in the November 2020 presidential election, namely Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had claimed there was rampant [...]

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Argentina’s lower house, the Camara de Disputado, voted to legalize abortion Thursday after 20 hours of floor debate. The vote was seen as a victory for the Marea Verde (“Green Sea”) movement which seeks to make abortion legal. The bid to legalize abortion had received support from President Alberto Fernandez and will allow “women and [...]

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