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The US Supreme Court Monday heard oral arguments in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. The Court will decide whether Colorado’s Antidiscrimination Act compels an artist to speak or stay silent and whether the law violates the First Amendment. Lorie Smith, the owner of 303 Creative, wishes to design wedding websites but would like to post [...]

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InfoWars and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections in the Southern District of Texas on Friday. Jones, who has been described as “the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America” was ordered to pay over $1.4 billion dollars in damages in defamation cases against victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary [...]

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US President Joe Biden Friday signed a bill to force a settlement between railway unions and their employers, making rail strikes across the US illegal. The president praised the bipartisan action in support of the bill, saying, it spares the nation a “catastrophe.” The US House of Representatives passed a joint resolution on the matter [...]

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Survivors of the mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers in May at elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, filed a $27 billion class-action lawsuit on Tuesday against various public officials, including the school district, law enforcement agencies and individual officers. The lawsuit, filed in th US District Court for the Western District of [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN) Wednesday reached a settlement with the city of Minneapolis over police mistreatment of civilians during 2020 protests spurred by the murder of George Floyd. The settlement includes a $600,000 payment, $50,000 to each injured protester, and numerous reforms. The 12 plaintiffs suffered injuries including bruising from less-lethal [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Thursday unanimously ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may access documents it seized from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August without a special master review. The DOJ asked the court to consider whether Judge Aileen Cannon was correct to establish the special master review [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday agreed to consider whether President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is unlawful in February 2023. In the Supreme Court’s brief order, Justice Brett Kavanaugh also declined to vacate an injunction blocking the plan from taking effect while litigation pends. On Wednesday, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [...]

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The Biden administration Wednesday expressed concerns about the health and wellbeing of former US Marine Paul Whelan. Whelan was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian penal colony in 2018 after being convicted of espionage conviction for possessing a flash drive with classified information. At a White House press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated: [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday rejected the Biden Administration’s attempt to stay a lower court ruling which found President Joe Biden’s federal student loan forgiveness plan unlawful. The three-judge panel denied Biden’s appeal in a one-page order without explanation. The court also ordered that the case be expedited “to the [...]

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The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a joint resolution 290-137 to finalize a tentative agreement between railroad unions and providers as a railroad strike looms. Representative Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the resolution Tuesday in response to President Joe Biden’s urging. A railroad strike could cost the nation’s economy as much as $2 [...]

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