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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Colorado on Friday sentenced white supremacist Richard Holzer to 19.5 years in prison for the federal hate crime of planning to blow up the Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado. Holzer, a self-identifying Neo-Nazi and white supremacist, was arrested in November 2019. His plan to bomb [...]

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TikTok Inc. on Thursday settled a series of $92 million class-action privacy lawsuits affecting 89 million users in the US. The popular video-sharing app allegedly illegally recorded users’ facial scans, compiled private user data, disclosed it to third parties, and later sold it to advertisers, some of whom were based in China. The settlement is the [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday struck down the CDC-issued moratorium on residential evictions, stating that the federal government does not have the authority to implement the ban. Judge John Campell Barker wrote the 21-page opinion, rejecting the argument that the CDC order is within the [...]

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The Virginia General Assembly on Thursday approved a comprehensive state-level Voting Rights Act by a 21-18 vote in the state senate. All votes in favor of House Bill 1890 came from Democrats. The bill seeks to restore certain provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act that were gutted by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. It prohibits any [...]

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Thursday announced the filing of a federal lawsuit before the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against the the US Census Bureau over delay in the release of population data relevant to Ohio’s upcoming congressional redistricting process. The complaint states that the bureau has unlawfully ignored the statutory deadline for [...]

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Representatives of the Western Apache tribe filed an emergency appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent foreign mining company Resolution Copper from destroying the tribe’s sacred land at Oak Flat in Arizona. The copper mining company will take control of the territory in less than [...]

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The US Intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, released Friday, found that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman approved the operation to capture or kill the Saudi journalist. According to the report, at the time of the murder, the Crown Prince likely fostered an environment in which aides were afraid that failure [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Lange v. California to examine the circumstances around entering a home without a warrant. Arthur Lange was driving home on a highway in California when an officer pursued him with the intent to conduct a traffic stop. The officer followed Lange and activated his overhead lights [...]

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a countersuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday asserting that she lacks the authority to invoke New York state laws overseeing nonprofit organizations. The countersuit, filed in the New York Supreme Court, counters a lawsuit brought by James against the gun-rights group in August. James’ suit [...]

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Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) petitioned the US Supreme Court Thursday to take up a case alleging racial discrimination in admissions. The lawsuit alleges that Harvard University violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act through their “race-conscious” undergraduate admissions process. SFFA claims that the Harvard University Office of Admissions penalizes Asian-American applicants because “ [...]

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