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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday granted Juul Labs, Inc.’s emergency motion for a temporary administrative stay and thus put a hold on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ban on Juul e-cigarette sales. On Thursday, the FDA denied Juul marketing authorization due to potential health risks. Juul petitioned the [...]

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The US Department of Defense Friday announced the release of Asadullah Haroon Gul, an Afghan national who had been held for 15 years without charge in the Guantánamo Bay detention camp. Gul was incarcerated in Guantánamo Bay in 2007 on accusations of being a member of Al-Qaeda and Hezb-e-Islami (HIA), an insurgent group that fought [...]

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The Supreme Court of Texas Friday ruled to uphold a state ban that “prohibits the processing and manufacturing of smokable hemp products.” Four hemp companies argued that this state ban was unconstitutional, based on article 1, section 19 of the Texas Constitution, which states that “o citizen of this State shall be deprived of life, [...]

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US President Joe Biden Saturday signed into law S.2938, a gun bill intended to limit who can purchase firearms and make mental health investments throughout the US. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed the House Friday after receiving Senate approval Thursday. The bill was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) last October. The bill amends [...]

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Abortion policy is now in the hands of the states following the US Supreme Court’s Friday decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to take steps to make sure abortion and contraception [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Friday ruled that a copper mining project did not violate local Apache American Indians’ First Amendment religious rights. A 2014 Congress act requires the US secretary of agriculture to give mining company Rio Tinto land called Oak Flat, which is to Apache American Indians a sacred site. In [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday held that prisoners on death row may challenge their state’s method of execution under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In Nance v. Ward, the court addressed the issue of whether a death row inmate could bring a case challenging the method of execution they will face. Petitioner Michael Nance received a death [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to abortion, overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision comes in a case involving a Mississippi law banning all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi’s Gestational Age [...]

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The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack Thursday heard testimony from former Acting Attorney General (AG) Jeffery Rosen outlining that former president Donald Trump tried to influence the Department of Justice (DOJ) to interfere in the certification of the 2020 election. Trump pressured the DOJ to examine claims of fraud despite [...]

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The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Thursday ruled that Harvard University does not need to relinquish slave photos taken for a Harvard professor’s racist 1850 study to the photo subjects’ descendant, Tamara Lanier. However, Lanier can sue Harvard for emotional distress “as a result of Harvard’s mistreatment of her” In 1850, a Harvard professor conducted [...]

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