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The US Supreme Court Monday struck down part of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), ruling in favor of Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz sued the Federal Election Commission (FEC) over a $260,000 personal loan made to his senatorial campaign, which he attempted to recoup the costs of in violation of the BCRA’s section [...]

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The Texas Supreme Court Friday ruled that state agencies in Texas may investigate gender affirming care as child abuse but that the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is not bound to undertake any such investigations. On February 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion stating that many forms of gender affirming care [...]

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The families of 98 victims of the Champlain Towers south condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida reached a $997 million settlement Wednesday. The condominium collapsed on June 24, 2021. The 12-story complex collapsed abruptly in the early morning, almost instantly destroying dozens of individual condo units and burying victims under tons of rubble. Rescuers spent weeks [...]

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Two tech industry groups filed an emergency petition Friday seeking to block Texas House Bill 20 (HB20), a bill that would allow users to sue social networks if they believe they were banned from a platform for their political views. Applicants NetChoice, LLC (NetChoice) and Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) appealed to the Supreme [...]

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The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) Thursday filed a complaint in federal court to prevent the implementation of the City of Pittsburgh’s inclusionary zoning ordinance. The ordinance requires that a new development or substantial building improvements of 20 units or more to designate at least 10 percent for low-income residents. The inclusionary zoning ordinance [...]

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Thursday agreed to pay a $56 million settlement to the families of veterans who contracted COVID-19 during an outbreak at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in 2020. The families filed the class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Holyoke is a state-run long term health care facility which [...]

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The US House of Representatives Select Committee investing the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol Thursday issued subpoenas for five Republican lawmakers. The Democrat-led committee subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Mo Brooks (R-AL). In a press release, Chairman Bennie Thompson [...]

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The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) Wednesday reported that is uncovered 53 marked or unmarked burial sites at federal Native American boarding schools. The investigation is a part of the ongoing Federal Indian Boarding School initiative, a government effort to address the dark history of federal Native American boarding schools. From 1819 to [...]

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Arizona authorities Wednesday executed Clarence Dixon for the 1978 rape and murder of an Arizona State University student despite Dixon’s lawyers’ attempts to halt the execution. Dixon’s execution was Arizona’s first since 2014. On Tuesday the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld District Judge Diane Humetewa’s decision to deny Dixon’s petition for habeas [...]

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A former Facebook moderator filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Kenya’s Employment and Labor Court against Facebook’s parent company, Meta, over poor working conditions. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a group of contracted moderators working for Sama, a multinational company that provides outsourcing services to numerous websites, which is also named in the suit.  [...]

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