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The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down a New York law requiring individuals applying for unrestricted handgun licenses to demonstrate a greater need for self defense than the general public. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion in the 6-3 decision, with Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Chief Justice [...]

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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 Western Australia Parliamentary Inquiry Thursday handed down a final report titled Enough is Enough from its inquiry into sexual harassment against women in the fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mining industry. The report was produced by the Community Development and Justice Standing Committee, a five-member state parliamentary committee with a mandate of looking at the existing workplace [...]

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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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UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif expressed concern Tuesday over the increase in human rights violations occurring in Islamic Republic of Iran at the 50th session of the UN’s Human Rights Council. In accordance with resolution 76/178 of the UN General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations was required to prepare [...]

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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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The US Supreme Court Tuesday denied Bayer AG’s appeal of a $25 million judgment against it from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bayer’s appeal attempted to dismiss all legal claims from customers that contracted cancer from using Bayer’s weed killer Roundup, which contains glyphosate. In 2019 Edwin Hardeman won $25 million [...]

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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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A subsidiary of Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore Tuesday pleaded guilty in a UK court to seven counts of bribery. Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd admitted to bribing African oil officials to gain preferential access to oil. The charges were initially raised as a part of a joint investigation with UK, US and [...]

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