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An independent investigation released on Monday found that Aurora, Colorado, police officers had no legal basis to stop, frisk, and use a chokehold on Elijah McClain. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, died after an August 2019 encounter with police and paramedics during which he was restrained and sedated. The report was commissioned by the City [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that the Seneca Nation is required to pay hundreds of millions of dollars of outstanding casino revenue sharing payments to New York State, following an appeal from arbitration that saw disagreement over the timeframes qualified for revenue sharing. The roots of the controversy date [...]

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During confirmation hearing on Monday, US Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland spoke out against White supremacy and vowed to keep politics out of his prosecution of the US Capitol attacks that occurred on January 6. Garland stated that he would “begin with people on the ground and work way up to those” involved with the [...]

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In a one sentence, unsigned order the US Supreme Court on Monday denied former president Donald Trump’s request to shield his tax records from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. This decision is in line with the court’s July holding that Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution do not categorically preclude, or require [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted review Monday in cases ranging from reproductive healthcare funding to the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984 and also rejected a challenge to the 2020 election. The court granted review of three cases that it consolidated: American Medical Association v. Cochran, Cochran v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and Oregon v. Cochran. [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday for the second time in Florida v. Georgia, a case about water rights between the two neighboring states. The case involves concerns about water flow in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF Basin), a delta that flows into the Gulf of Mexico from Florida. After hearing Monday’s argument, [...]

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The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday upheld a new state law prohibiting high-capacity magazines, affirming the validity of the state’s first major gun-control law. The case is the court’s first since Governor Phil Scott signed the protection into law in April 2018, two months after authorities discovered alleged plans for a mass school shooting in [...]

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US lawmakers introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives Friday condemning the actions of the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong local authorities as violating the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. According to the resolution, China has disregarded its international legal obligations under a joint resolution in which [...]

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Dominion Voting Systems, the voting machine company targeted by former president Donald Trump and his allies concerning stolen election claims, sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindel in a $1.3 billion defamation action Monday. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, where Mike Lindell and MyPillow advertised and promoted the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Saturday that former Nazi concentration camp guard Friedrich Karl Berger was removed from the US to Germany. Berger was removed for his service in 1945 as an armed guard of concentration camp prisoners in the Neuengamme Concentration Camp system. Berger was an armed guard within the Neuengamme Concentration [...]

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