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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to all JUUL Labs Inc. products currently marketed in the US. As a result of the MDOs, JUUL must cease selling and distributing products in the US. In order for a company in the US to legally market a new tobacco product, that [...]

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The man charged with attempting to murder US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday pleaded not guilty in a Maryland federal court. The man, Nicholas John Roske, will remain incarcerated. Roske’s initial appearance is not yet scheduled. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) last week released Roske’s indictment. The DOJ charged Roske with attempting to [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday ruled in a 5-4 decision that federal courts may not order states to transport inmates to find new evidence without first deciding of any resulting evidence would be admissible in court. In 1993 Raymond Twyford was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death by an Ohio jury. Twyford was [...]

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Tuesday signed a restrictive abortion bill which could go into effect as soon as Roe v. Wade is overturned. Senate Bill 342 builds upon a 2006 trigger law, meaning that if the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision overturns Roe v. Wade, which it is expected to [...]

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Lawyers representing Daunte Wright’s family announced Wednesday they had reached a monetary settlement of $3.25 million with the city of Brooklyn Center for the fatal shooting of their son by a police officer. This settlement is the third largest civil rights wrongful death settlement in Minnesota. Lawyers for Daunte Wright’s family have stressed the importance [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday announced that a grand jury indicted former Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Demetric Gillum and the Board Chair and CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks on 21 charges, including making false statements to federal officials and wire fraud. The indictment alleges between 2016 [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday announced former Illinois State Senator Thomas E. Cullerton was sentenced to one year in federal prison for embezzlement. Cullerton plead guilty to a federal embezzlement charge that stemmed from his actions of “fraudulently receiving salary and benefits from a labor union” amounting to approximately $248,000. Teamsters Joint Council [...]

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Uber and Lyft drivers Tuesday initiated a class-action lawsuit alleging that the two companies engaged in price fixing which “increase customer prices even while suppressing driver pay.” The complaint alleges that vertical price fixing under California’s Cartwright Act is per se illegal and harmful to both drivers and riders. The plaintiffs asserted that if they are truly [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) can continue their lawsuit against the University of Texas Austin (UT) for racial discrimination in their admissions process. SFFA alleges that UT’s admissions process “gives special preference to applicants who fall within racial categories that the university considers [...]

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