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The US Supreme Court Tuesday granted review in US ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources and Bittner v. US. In US ex rel. Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, the court will consider whether a fraud case brought by an individual on behalf of the US government can be dismissed by the government. The case [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday in Carson v. Makin that Maine’s exclusion of religious schools from public tuition assistance funds is unconstitutional. Maine contracts with private schools to ensure students who live in districts that do not operate their own secondary schools still receive a free education that is adjacent to a public [...]

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The White House Tuesday announced that the US has decided to limit its use of anti-personnel landmines. The decision aligns the US with many other nations around the world who have made similar prohibitions on the production and use of anti-personnel landmines. While other nations ratified the 1997 Ottawa Convention on arms limitations, the US [...]

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The Supreme Court of the United States Tuesday released a decision in United States v. Washington. The case concerns important issues regarding worker’s rights, the supremacy clause, and mootness. The case revolves around a 2018 Washington state worker’s compensation law which applied to certain federal workers performing cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site. Hanford was [...]

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul Monday signed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York into law. The law aims to remove barriers to poll access. State Senator Zellnor Myrie believes the law is “the strongest voter protection law of any state.” Myrie hopes the law sends “a powerful message: every voter counts [...]

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Former Tesla employees Monday filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly laying off “thousands” of workers without notice federally required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield filed a class action complaint in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division alleging that Tesla [...]

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A group of 20 students Friday announced that they had filed a federal lawsuit against Oxford High School in Oakland County, Michigan. The students are seeking for school policy to be changed after a shooting there in 2021. The lawsuit has been filed by the students in response to the school’s denial to allow an independent [...]

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An Indiana man pleaded guilty Friday to “carrying a loaded gun on Capitol grounds and assaulting law enforcement officers” during the January 6, 2021 US Capitol breach. He originally faced 13 charges relating to his involvement in the riot. The US Department of Justice announced that Mark Andrew Mazza “pleaded guilty in the District of [...]

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A US District Court for the District of Columbia judge Friday found a Florida man guilty of all four misdemeanor charges against him relating to the US Capitol breach on January 6 last year. The US Department of Justice announced that Jesus Rivera was found guilty following a bench trial before Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. The four charges include “entering [...]

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Bayer subsidiary Monsanto announced Saturday that an Oregon jury had sided with it in a claim that glyphosate, the active chemical in its Roundup herbicide, caused a person’s cancer. According to the company, the jury reached a unanimous verdict. Bayer said in a statement: The jury’s unanimous verdict in favor of the company brings this trial [...]

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