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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court finding Thursday that Maddoff investors who profited must pay back their earnings, even if they were not aware of the Ponzi scheme. The investors involved were people who, at the time of the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, received [...]

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Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society filed complaints against Facebook and Twitter at the police Technology Crime Suppression Division on Thursday for non-compliance with court orders to block illegal content under Thai law. Minister of Digital Economy and Society Buddhipongse Punnakanta said that the companies had failed to comply with the 15-day deadline issued [...]

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The US State Department announced new sanctions on Iran Thursday. The sanctions are against Judges Mohammad Soltani and Seyyed Mahmoud Sadati, who sit on the Iran Revolutionary Court, and Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad, and Orumiyeh Prison in Orumiyeh City. The judges and prisons are accused of violating Section 106 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through [...]

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Vermont’s Senate voted Tuesday to override the governor’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While both the Senate and House had already passed the act, Governor Phil Scott vetoed the bill. Scott claimed the bill would lead to “inefficient spending and long, costly court battles.” Vermont requires a two-thirds [...]

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The Kentucky Supreme court ruled unanimously Thursday that certain historical slot-like horse racing games are illegal. The lawsuit against Kentucky Horse Racing Commission challenged whether certain historical horse racing games popular in Kentucky fall under the definition of a “pari-mutuel system of wagering.” Since gambling is illegal in the state, only pari-mutuel systems of wagering [...]

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Kosovo’s Specialist Chambers announced the arrest and transfer to The Hague of accused war criminal Salih Mustafa on Thursday. Mustafa is the first person arrested and third to be indicted by the office. Established in 2015, the chambers and the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office are charged with investigating and trying people accused of committing war crimes [...]

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The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request to allow law school graduates to work as attorneys immediately, without taking the bar exam. The decision concerned an emergency petition filed on September 9 by Pilar Escontrias and Donna Saadati-Soto, two leaders in the group United for Diploma Privilege and aspiring practitioners in California. The [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday that more than 300 have been arrested and are facing federal charges in connection with the racial justice protests that have sprung up across the US since May. The protests began in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minnesota. [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) urged Congress Wednesday to amend Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, which shields online platforms from liability for third-party content. After a year-long review of Section 230, the DOJ determined that it is necessary to amend the statute so that it better aligns with the “realities of the [...]

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