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A federal grand jury in the district of New Jersey Wednesday indicted three Iranian nationals for an alleged computer-hacking scheme involving organizations from several countries. The indictment named Mansour Ahmadi, Ahmad Khatibi Aghda, and Amir Hossein Nickaein Ravari as defendants. The indictment alleges that the defendants engaged in a computer-hacking scheme and hacked into multiple [...]

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Whistleblower and former Twitter-employee Peiter Zatko Tuesday testified to the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Data Security. As Twitter’s former “Security Lead,” Zatko told the committee that Twitter prioritized profits over security, creating serious risks for American users. Zatko, also known as dotMudge, was Twitter’s Security Lead from 2020-2022 for the company’s global support and [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday announced the indictments of eight leaders of a human smuggling operation (HSO) at the US-Mexico border. The effort was a part of the DOJ’s Joint Task Force Alpha, a law enforcement task force assembled in June 2021 to combat dangerous human smuggling and trafficking groups operating out of [...]

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US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina Tuesday introduced the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act. If enacted, the act would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy at the federal level. Under the proposed legislation, physicians would be required to perform any medical examinations and tests that a reasonable and prudent physician [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Tuesday reheard arguments in a case filed by gun rights activist Micheal Cargillo to challenge a Trump-era ban on bump stocks. Cargill filed a petition for a rehearing en banc in January, arguing that the challenged rule misclassifies a bump stock as machine guns.  After a 2017 [...]

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Former President Donald Trump’s legal team Monday filed a response to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) most recent court filing asking a judge to lift the preliminary injunction barring the use of documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence in the DOJ’s criminal probe. Trump’s team asked the judge to leave the preliminary injunction in [...]

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Federal agents Monday arrested a Texas woman for allegedly calling and threatening US District Court for the Southern District of Florida judge Aileen Cannon. Cannon currently oversees former President Donald Trump’s legal disputes around documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago, Florida residence and appointed a special master to review documents in the case on September 5. [...]

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The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Monday proposed a 13-point plan to close Guantánamo Bay prison. Co-chairs Claire Finkelstein and Harvey Rishikof complied a diverse analysis of the prison to create a proposal that is both comprehensive and nonpartisan. Among the report’s 13 recommendations are a proposal [...]

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Law360 Sunday released a study showing only a moderate increase in the number of female lawyers working in US law firms, despite the efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently, only 38.9 percent of law firm attorneys are women, and only 27 percent of female attorneys are partners. According to Law360, these figures are [...]

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Chief Justice John Roberts Saturday spoke at a judicial conference in Colorado Springs in his first public appearance since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, Colleen Slevin of AP News reported. The controversial ruling overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and established that there is no constitutional right to abortion [...]

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