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Nona Gaprindashvili, the first woman in history to be granted the title of Grandmaster, has filed a defamation suit against Netflix on Thursday for misrepresentation in the hugely popular series “The Queen’s Gambit.” Gaprindashvili is seeking US $5 million in damages in the US District Court for the Central District of California (Western Division) and [...]

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The Western Division of the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee issued a preliminary injunction on Friday to blocking Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s executive order allowing parents in Shelby County to opt out of school mask requirements, asserting that plaintiffs established evidence demonstrating Lee’s order prevents children with health problems from safely [...]

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The US District Court for the District of Columbia issued Thursday a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden administration from using Title 42 public health protections to expel migrant families at the border.  Title 42 allows US Border Patrol and Customs to prohibit individuals who potentially pose a health risk from entering the country. Both the [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld Wednesday the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Wikimedia Foundation against the National Security Agency (NSA) for intercepting and searching international internet communications. The NSA uses Upstream, a surveillance program authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. NSA’s use of the program was illegally leaked [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held Wednesday that workers in California will not be forced into arbitration as a condition of employment. In 2019, California passed Assembly Bill 51 (AB51), to limit workplace arbitration agreements. It prohibits employers from requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. Violations [...]

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Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Richard Neal, on Monday announced continued consideration of legislative proposals for marking up the Build Back Better Act, chief among which is a proposal to increase the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 26.5% and the top individual income tax rate from 37% to 39.6%. The [...]

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The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the third-degree murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor who fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk in 2017. On April 20, 2019, Mohamed Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Ruszczyk, a dual US-Austrialian citizen who had called 911 out of concern [...]

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Minnesota Judge Thomas Gillian denied concerned parents’ request on Tuesday to force all public schools within the state to mandate masks. Parents Advocating for Safe Schools (PASS), an association of Minnesota parents, filed suit against the state of Minnesota and Governor Timothy Walz, asking the court to order Walz to impose a statewide mask requirement [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion Tuesday seeking to immediately block Texas’ controversial abortion restriction pending further proceedings. The DOJ filed suit against Texas earlier this month, challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8). The law bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for cases [...]

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