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A Delaware Superior Court Judge Tuesday ruled Fox Corp. must face a lawsuit claiming that Fox News Network published defamatory statements which accused Dominion Voting Systems Inc. of election fraud related to the 2020 US presidential election. Dominion alleged that Fox News adopted an election fraud narrative, centered on Dominion, to increase its viewers after the [...]

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The European Commission moved forward Wednesday with a proposed regulation aiming to cut pesticide use 50% by 2030 in order “to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe” Europe’s Pesticide Action Network (PAN) stated that “an 80% reduction of pesticides until 2030 and 100% until 2035″ overall will “benefit farmers’ long-term sustainability, the [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday announced a “groundbreaking” settlement agreement with Meta Platforms Inc., formerly known as Facebook Inc., to resolve claims of discriminatory advertising. The complaint alleged Facebook’s housing advertisements designed and provided advertisers with trait-based targeting, “lookalike” targeting, and delivery determinations. Further, this case is the DOJ’s first case in which [...]

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The US Senate Tuesday advanced a gun safety measure aiming to address and prevent gun violence by a vote of 64-to-34, clearing the way for further consideration of the bill. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act aims to enact a variety of measures, including enhanced background checks for gun purchasers under 21 years of age, the implementation [...]

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The United Kingdom (UK) government announced on Wednesday a new Bill of Rights is to be introduced to strengthen freedom of speech, restrict some human rights lawsuits, and to facilitate the deportation of criminals. The Bill will introduce a “permission stage” in court to prevent “trivial human rights claims,” from overwhelming the judiciary and it [...]

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Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a law student in Kabul reports on the complications Taliban governance is already causing for earthquake relief after a tremor killed and injured hundreds in southern Afghanistan Wednesday morning. For privacy and security reasons, we [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Tuesday upheld lifetime GPS monitoring for some convicted sex offenders in Wisconsin. The plaintiffs in Braam v. Carr are repeat sex offenders who are subjected to lifetime GPS monitoring as a result of their convictions. The plaintiffs stated that the requirement for lifetime GPS monitoring violated their [...]

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday declined to sign the controversial Information Communication Technology (ICT) practitioners bill into law. The bill seeks to have all ICT practitioners registered and licensed by a professional ICT body. Kenyatta made this decision at a ceremony where he signed 10 other parliamentary bills into law. Kenyatta said that Clauses 24 and [...]

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The US Supreme court ruled in a 7-2 decision Tuesday that attempted robbery under the Hobbs Act does not meet the definition of a “crime of violence” under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3) . In United States v. Taylor, Justin Taylor was charged with “conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and attempted Hobbs Act robbery,” which is [...]

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The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol Tuesday heard live testimony from four witnesses involved in processing the 2020 election results. The select committee’s fourth hearing focused on former President Donald Trump’s efforts to influence election workers and local officials to overturn the 2020 general election in [...]

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