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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday blocked a lower court’s order that Ohio’s election officials must accept electronically-signed and witnessed petitions. Three individuals and two organizations, who are obtaining signatures in support of initiatives to amend the Ohio Constitution and propose municipal ordinances, allege that COVID-19 and the state’s stay-at-home [...]

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US House Republicans sued Tuesday evening over a remote voting rule change, set to be used in the House for the first time Wednesday. This move underscore the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over whether it is safe to return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint states: Over the course of 231 [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday dismissed 2019 San Francisco mayoral candidate Ellen Lee Zhou’s case against media companies that removed her campaign billboards. The billboards depicted Mayor London Breed and she and her supporters identified them as “disrespectful and decisive” and called for their removal. [...]

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma Secretary of State Michael Rogers must accept signatures collected by the Yes on 805 campaign to reform the state’s sentencing practices. Chief Justice Noma Gurich wrote the order, which references Oklahoma Constitution Article 5 Sections 3 and 4: “nitiative petitions ‘shall be filed with the Secretary of [...]

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The Hague Court ruled against anti-5G activists on Monday, allowing the Netherlands to roll out 5G nationwide. Stop5GNL, a foundation that aims to protect and promote the health of Dutch residents in general and in particular in connection with electromagnetic fields, sought to prohibit the Netherlands from promoting or enabling the roll-out of 5G at [...]

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The US Supreme Court issued an Tuesday today denying the federal government’s request to block a plan to release elderly and low-risk prisoners of the Elkton Federal Correctional Institute (FCI-Elkton) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was ordered by a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on April [...]

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Germany’s Federal Court ruled against car manufacturer Volkswagen in a civil disputs on Monday. The case concerned the buyer of a second hand minivan fitted with emission cheating software. It was found that the software artificially lowered the emissions of Nitrogen Oxide, increasing the risk of harmful pollutants when used by customers. The court ordered [...]

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UK Attorney General Suella Braverman is facing calls to resign after defending Dominic Cummings, who has been accused of breaking lock down laws in the UK, on Saturday. Cummings, chief adviser to the Prime Minister and contributor to developing the laws surrounding lockdown, has been under media and public scrutiny in the past week. Cummings [...]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the press and Israel’s justice system as his trial for corruption opened on Sunday. Netanyahu is the first serving Israeli Prime Minister to face criminal charges. There are multiple charges including fraud, accepting bribes and breach of trust. The Prime minister criticized the justice system for bringing “fabricated and [...]

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The California Department of Public Health, along with the State Department of Industrial Relations, released industry guidance on Monday for the reopening of places of worship and providers of religious services and cultural ceremonies. The 13-page document outlines protections that places of worship should implement if they choose to resume in-person activity. Attendance at places [...]

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