US Legal News

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case filed by gay conversion therapists who argue that the practice should be protected by the First Amendment. The Florida city of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County outlawed conversion therapy in 2017, part of a growing national and [...]

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US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Joes Simons on Tuesday announced an investigation into acquisitions made by six large technology companies.  Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are the companies being investigated. They are being asked to provide documents on transactions, mostly involving acquisitions, that happened between January 2010 and December 2019. The purpose of [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused bill Tuesday to address the growing employment concerns of American veterans. The “Supporting Veterans in Stem Careers Act” is designed to promote STEM careers for veterans and service members entering the labor force. The law requires the National Science Foundation (NSF) to [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced lawsuits Monday against several local and state governments in California, New Jersey and Washington over a private prison ban and laws the administration claims shelter undocumented immigrants. In California, the DOJ is challenging AB 32, which outlaws private detention facilities in the state of California. The DOJ claims [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Maryland and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block a Trump administration rule they claim is designed to make insurance companies stop covering abortions. According to the filing, the Separate-Billing Rule will lead to an increase in premiums, narrow what is covered by health insurance plans and inadvertently cancel [...]

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All four federal prosecutors working on the case against Donald Trump’s associate Roger Stone resigned Tuesday following a row over sentencing recommendations. The prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum Monday requesting that Stone be given seven to nine years in prison. The requested sentence fell within the statutory guidelines for Stone’s crimes; he was convicted last [...]

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