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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Florida ban on certain gender-affirming care including puberty blockers and hormone therapy was illegal under the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution. Florida Statute Section 456.52 banned individuals under the age of 18 from receiving puberty blockers to “stop or delay puberty in order to affirm a person’s [...]

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A federal jury in Delaware on Tuesday found Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, guilty of lying about his drug use while purchasing a firearm. The younger Biden was found guilty of three felonies: making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm under 18 U.S.C. §922(a)(6) and 924(a)(2), making [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Sunday upheld a Massachusetts public middle school’s prohibition against one of its students from wearing a shirt with a message critical of transgender ideology. The appeals court found the prohibition to be consistent with the free speech protections of the US Constitution’s First Amendment under [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a stay Friday pending an appeal of a lower court contempt ruling requiring Southwest attorneys to undergo religious liberty training with a conservative special interest group for their actions in a worker’s bias case. The lower court’s order stems from a contempt proceeding against Southwest [...]

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New York state lawmakers passed legislation on Friday that would force major social media platforms to modify their policies and prohibit the use of “addictive” recommendation algorithms when deciding what children under 18 see in their social media feeds. Under the new legislation, social media companies would display content to younger users in chronological order. [...]

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US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas formally disclosed Friday two luxury vacations gifted from conservative billionaire and Republican mega-donor Harlan Crow in 2019. The disclosure came as part of a wider report concerning financial disclosures for justices on the high court. The vacations were added as an amendment to Justice Thomas’ 2019 financial disclosure form [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed Thursday a District Court’s ruling to return books to a Texas public library after they were removed because of their viewpoint and content. This was a partial victory for the plaintiffs, as eight of the 17 banned books are to be returned to shelves. [...]

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The US imposed visa restrictions on dozens of Georgian officials on Thursday, just three days after Georgia’s parliament enacted its controversial “foreign agent” law. The restrictions apply to between “two and three dozen” unnamed members of the Georgian Dream party, members of parliament, law enforcement officials, and private citizens. US Department of State Spokesperson Matthew [...]

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The US Supreme Court decided Thursday that when Native Americans administer healthcare through their own programs, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service must pay for costs associated with the operation of the healthcare program. The case was brought by the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe, both of which [...]

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The US Connecticut Public Defender Services Commission (PDSC) unanimously terminated TaShun Bowden-Lewis from her position as Connecticut’s Chief Public Defender on Tuesday. Bowden-Lewis, who was the first Black person to hold the role, was fired for misconduct since her assumption of the role two years ago. According to the Commission’s 113-page decision, her tenure was [...]

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