Articles Tagged with Domestic

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The Biden-Harris administration Friday re-added Cuba to the United States’ list of countries which are “not cooperating fully against terrorism.” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made the announcement via Public Notice 11747 in the Federal Register. The full list includes Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela. Blinken must now submit the updated list to Congress [...]

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The Biden-Harris administration’s attempt to end the controversial Title 42 was Friday blocked by Federal Judge Robert Summerhays. Title 42 allows border patrol officials to quickly deport migrants at the US-Mexico border, whether or not they are legally seeking asylum, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Title 42 was initially instituted under the [...]

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The Supreme Court of Wisconsin Friday unanimously ruled on the issue of individuals allowed to possess a license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW license) in the state, in effect broadening the eligibility. The case traces back to 1993 when petitioner-appellant Daniel Doubek received a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence after he broke into his estranged wife’s [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Thursday ruled in favor of Apple regarding a potential class action over allegedly defective MacBook Pro displays. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the District Court for the Northern District of California’s finding that “Apple had no duty to disclose the alleged defect” The lawsuit alleged that Apple’s [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday announced three new initiatives aimed to address rising hate crimes. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOJ reported a rise in hate crimes. Last year, the DOJ implemented the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to combat hate crimes and hate incidents in the US. On Friday, the DOJ [...]

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The US House of Representatives Thursday passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act by a vote of 217 – 207. Representative Kim Schrier (D-WA) and Katie Porter (D-CA) introduced the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevent Act earlier this month to address increased prices of gasoline and home fuel prices. The bill would allow the [...]

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A New York Appellate Division court Thursday ruled to reinstate the state’s chokehold ban. Section 10-181 of New York’s administrative code, known as the “diaphragm law,” was passed in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd. The law states: No person shall restrain an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday announced that a multi-state coalition filed a motion to intervene to protect California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standards. California’s clean car standards “result in emissions reductions of hundreds of thousands of tons annually and are essential components of California’s and other states’ plans to fight climate change [...]

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The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Thursday released a statement to announce that the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited Valero Refinery and three contractors a total of $1.75 million for serious safety violations which resulted in the death of a worker in November 2021. Cal/OSHA inspectors cited three of four [...]

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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was released from prison Wednesday after serving most of his seven-year sentence for securities fraud. A federal judge banned Shkreli from the pharmaceutical industry for life in January following Shkreli’s use of illegal tactics to keep other Daraprim (pyrimethamine) drug manufacturers from the drug market. Shkreli began his activities in [...]

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