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Rohingya refugees in the US and UK on Monday filed a coordinated lawsuit against Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Facebook”) alleging the social media giant’s “inaction and support of hate speech, misinformation, and incitement of violence fostered the 10-year genocide of the Rohingya Muslims.” The suit was filed by Chicago-based Edelson PC and seeks to apply Myanmar law [...]

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Patel v. Garland (“the immigration case”) asking whether a federal court can review a decision by an agency within the Department of Justice ruling that a person is ineligible for permanent residency and in Hughes v. Northwestern University (“the fiduciary case”) requesting clarification regarding the fiduciary obligation [...]

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The Justice Department announced Monday that it had filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas and the Texas attorney general, challenging the state’s congressional and statehouse redistricting plans. The lawsuit notes that Texas is one of the most diverse states in the nation, in which non-Latino whites make up less than 40 percent of [...]

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Thursday joined a growing group of organizations critiquing the United States’ reimplementation of its Migration Protection Protocols (MPP) program, also known as “Remain in Mexico.” The Biden Administration restarted the Trump-era MPP this month after a Supreme Court order held that President Biden’s cancellation of the program [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a government ban on firearm accessories known as bump stocks, a device that modifies semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, in Gun Owners of Am., Inc. v. Garland Friday. The Trump Administration outlawed bump stocks after a 2017 shooting in Las Vegas where the rapid-fire [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission Thursday sued to block Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm from SoftBank on antitrust grounds. The FTC said the proposed vertical deal would give one of the largest chip companies control over computing technology and designs that competitors rely on to develop their own competing chips. Arm is a [...]

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US District Judge Robert Pitman for the Western District of Texas Wednesday blocked a Texas law that would prohibit large social media platforms from censoring users based on their viewpoints. This law was set to take effect Thursday.  House Bill 20 prohibits social media platforms from censoring users’ digital expression based on viewpoints or geographic [...]

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Two elections workers from Fulton County, Georgia filed a defamation lawsuit on Thursday against The Gateway Pundit, a popular far-right website that allegedly spread false accusations that the workers committed mass voter fraud. The lawsuit specifically names The Gateway Pundit’s owner Jim Hoft and his brother Joe Hoft, a contributor to the site. Among other [...]

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Thursday approved a $9 million settlement agreement with Uber for the company’s failure to report data on sexual harassment and assault. The approved settlement agreement is between CPUC’s Consumer Protection and Enforcement Division, Uber, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. In its 2019 US Safety Report, Uber [...]

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday that it would begin re-implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, a Trump-era policy also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers. The announcement follows an August US Supreme Court order requiring the MPP to restart over the Biden Administration’s objections. The Remain [...]

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