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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled Friday that enhancements were improperly applied to the sentencing of a participant in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. The court ordered that the participant be re-sentenced, which is a decision that could potentially affect the sentences of hundreds of other rioters sentenced for their [...]

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A federal judge in Arizona upheld two state laws on Thursday that require voters to provide documentation to prove their US citizenship before registering to vote. US District Judge Susan Bolton’s decision upheld HB 2492 and 2243. After a 10-day bench trial, Bolton issued a 109-page opinion upholding the laws. However, Bolton found that the [...]

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A Russian court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a Russian-American woman against her detention on a treason charge, according to Reuters and ABC News reporters in the room. The 33-year-old Ksenia Karelina was arrested on January 27 and detained in a jail in Yekaterinburg for treason. According to Reuters, the Russian Federal Security Service [...]

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Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing a Planned Parenthood organization affiliate of violating state laws by helping transport minors into Kansas for abortions. The lawsuit is based on alleged camera footage showing staffers transporting minors across state lines to get an abortion without parental consent. In the filing, Bailey cited [...]

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A Texas federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Thursday suspending enforcement of a Texas state law that criminalized illegal entry to the US from abroad. The law, SB4, criminalized a number of immigration offenses under state law and empowered state law enforcement to make arrests and hold people in detention. SB4 will now be [...]

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed on Wednesday new congressional maps into law. The new legislation is set to take effect immediately. These new maps have been rather controversial since being proposed. In 2022, it was alleged that they were gerrymandered “to protect Democratic incumbents.” After Republicans filed a suit against Hochul, the New York [...]

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 Former US President Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York appellate court on Wednesday to stop the collection of the former president’s $454 million civil fraud judgment while he appeals. Trump’s lawyers said in a court filing that he is prepared to post a $100 million appeal bond, which is only a fraction of what [...]

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A judge in Illinois on Wednesday ordered former US President Donald Trump to be removed from the state’s primary election ballot. The decision reversed a previous Illinois State Board of Elections ruling allowing Trump to remain as an official candidate. The order was based on Section 3 of the US Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. The provision [...]

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A Texas federal judge ruled Tuesday that the US Congress passed a 2022 $1.7 trillion government spending bill unconstitutionally. Federal District Judge James Wesley Hendrix blocked the enforcement of a portion of the bill, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PFWA), based on a violation of the US Constitution’s “quorum clause.” The 2022 spending bill passed [...]

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Alabama State Senator Tim Melson filed a bill Tuesday in an effort to protect the state’s in-vitro fertilization (IVF) industry following the recent state Supreme Court ruling. Senator Melson proposed Senate Bill 160 in order to prevent more clinics from halting operation. This bill would give criminal and civil immunity to health care providers performing [...]

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