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A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that the state of Mississippi may stand trial for violating the Mississippi Readmission Act, which calls for “a uniform system of free public schools.” The plaintiffs in this lawsuit are four African-American mothers whose children attend public schools in Mississippi. [...]

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US District Judge William Conley ordered Thursday that the Wisconsin primary must still be held on April 7 but added notable adjustments. Conley heard three consolidated cases that were each filed in response to the growing concerns over COVID-19 and holding elections. The complaints brought a number of statutory requirements and election-related concerns to the court [...]

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The US House Oversight Committee asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Wednesday to ban the distribution of e-cigarettes due to the potential impact on the spread of COVID-19. The letter was signed by Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy. The House Committee had previously contacted the FDA in the summer of [...]

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Amnesty International on Wednesday reported evidence of two civilian deaths in Somalia from a US airstrike in February. The report details casualties from two separate airstrike attacks. On February 2, a family in the town of Jilib was eating dinner when a warhead struck their home. The report stated that, “Nurto Kusow Omar Abukar, an [...]

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced Tuesday that they will release up to 3,5000 prisoners as well as take other measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 among the inmate population and the staff. One of the immediate changes is to, “expedite the transition to parole for eligible inmates who have 60 [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said Tuesday that Massachusetts’ winner-take-all system for presidential electors treats all voters equally and does not infringe on voters’ constitutional rights. Three Massachusetts voters challenged the constitutionality of the winner-take-all method, alleging that it violates their right to an “equally weighted vote” under the Equal Protection [...]

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