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At least three lawsuits have been filed against Champlain Towers South Condominium Association Inc. after a condominium tower in Surfside, Florida collapsed on June 24. The death toll has reached 46, with 94 people remaining unaccounted for. The residential construction failure likely resulted from numerous contributing factors spanning multiple years. Champlain Towers South Condominium Association [...]

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Per the order list published Friday, the US Supreme Court declined an appeal from a Washington State-based florist who refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple. The Court did not issue an opinion with the rejection. The petitioner, Barronelle Stutzman, denied service to Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, a couple who planned to get [...]

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The US Supreme Court turned away a case challenging libel protections for journalists and the media enshrined in a landmark 1964 ruling on Friday. However, dissenting opinions from conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch questioned the rationale behind the continued use of these legal protections. The conservative Justices’ opinions signaled a recognition of the [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-3 in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta that California can not require nonprofit organizations to disclose the names and addresses of their largest donors. California requires nonprofits to disclose their Service Form 990 to the state attorney general (AG). Service Form 990 is the primary tool for [...]

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The Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, were charged on Thursday with fraud and other tax crimes, receiving more than $1.7 million of compensation without paying taxes. The criminal charges followed from a long investigation by prosecutors of the Manhattan District Attorney and New York Attorney General; where the 15-year scheme to [...]

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Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a moratorium on scheduling federal executions on Thursday, “pending review of policies and procedures.” Garland cited the inconsistent application of the death penalty, particularly leading to a disparate impact on persons of color, and a large number of exonerations in capital cases as reasons necessitating the review of its application. [...]

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US Judge Robert Hinkle from the Northern District of Florida (Tallahassee Division) Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against Florida’s new social media law FL SB 7072 which, among other things, mandated social media companies to publish detailed standards for censorship, shadow-banning, and de-platforming of users. It also required that these standards be applied consistently and [...]

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In a 6-3 decision split along ideological lines, the US Supreme Court upheld provisions of a restrictive Arizona voting law, stating that the provisions do not violate the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion. The legal challenge focused on two provisions: “precinct-based election-day voting and early mail-in voting.” The first [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Monday to establish a Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The House created the 13-member committee by a 222-190 vote, whose members will be selected by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. However, five of the members will be [...]

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