US Legal News

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on Friday that, for women in female same-sex marriages, Indiana must include the names of both women on the birth certificate of their children. The state argued birth certificate parentage in Indiana is based on biology, not parentage. However, the district court ruled that in [...]

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Four small tech firms filed a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, accusing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of running a vast anticompetitive scheme in an attempt to solidify long-term market dominance. The plaintiffs include Cir.cl, an online marketplace and social network; Beehive Biometric, an [...]

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The United States Supreme Court released orders on Friday that granted certiorari for six new cases, consolidating them into three hours of upcoming oral arguments. The first case, which consolidates Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth District Court and Ford Motor Co. v. Bandemer, presents  a question about personal jurisdiction. The Due Process Clause permits [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine are co-leading a lawsuit filed Thursday against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, challenges the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents, a rule passed on [...]

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US President Donald Trump approved a Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration on Thursday. This declaration acknowledges that a major disaster exists in Puerto Rico and federal assistance is necessary in order to alleviate the effects of both the earthquake and hurricane that detrimentally affected the island. Prior to this declaration, Puerto Rico was awaiting funding that [...]

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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday issued a proposed rule allowing faith-based health and social service organizations to refrain from informing clients about services not offered due to religious reasons. In the accompanying press release, HHS stated that the rule’s purpose is to ensure “religious and non-religious organizations are treated [...]

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The Florida Supreme Court sided with Governor Ron DeSantis in advisory opinion issued Thursday, finding that felons must pay all their legal fines before voting. In November 2018 the Florida electorate voted to restore voting rights to all convicted felons with a constitutional amendment. As part of the implementation of the new amendment, Amendment 4, [...]

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