SCOTUS Green Lights Evictions

Aug 28, 2021

Millions of Americans fear eviction after the Supreme Court rejected the Biden administration’s latest federal eviction moratorium on Thursday, posing a fresh and unwanted difficulty for a White House already dealing with domestic and foreign challenges. As the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads and Democrats fail to assemble enough votes to approve a new […]

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Fifth Circuit upholds Texas abortion ban

Aug 24, 2021

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2017 Texas statute prohibiting D&E (dilation and evacuation) or dismemberment abortions in the second trimester. With bipartisan backing, the Texas legislature passed the Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban in 2017, making D&Es a felony and prohibiting them from being done unless in an emergency. Whole Women’s Health, several […]

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Appeals Court Affirms MSNBC Win in “Russian Propaganda” Suit

Aug 19, 2021

Rachel Maddow’s statement regarding Trump-friendly One America News isn’t actionable, according to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Herring Networks, the owner of One America News Network, filed a libel complaint against MSNBC and Rachel Maddow (OAN). The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision that Maddow’s comments about the […]

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U.S. appeals court revives lawsuit over Washington County gun club restrictions

Aug 19, 2021

An appeals court said Tuesday that a federal judge should not have dismissed a legal challenge to township zoning restrictions that limited activities at a shooting range in Washington County and confined “sportsman’s clubs” to nonprofit companies. The case was resurrected by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ordered the district judge to […]

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Eighth Circuit rules on Agricultural Gag laws

Aug 18, 2021

Two “Ag-Gag” statutes, one from Arkansas and the other from Iowa, have received decisions from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Whistleblowers and animal advocates are barred from accessing the inner workings of agricultural processing plants under ag-gag legislation. Slaughterhouses and concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are two examples. Whistleblowers and investigators could face […]

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Third Circuit Allows NJ to Restrict Police Cooperation with Immigration Officials

Aug 17, 2021

The Attorney General of New Jersey’s ban on providing information to federal agencies is upheld by a federal court.The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, affirmed former New Jersey Attorney General Gubrir Grewal’s 2018 decision to limit local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents on Monday. The order, […]

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Ridgewood Health Care Center, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board

Aug 17, 2021

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that an Alabama nursing home operator was not compelled to rehire and bargain with its predecessors’ unionized employees before making changes to working conditions, overturning the National Labor Relations Board’s decision. There was no evidence to support the NLRB’s judgment that Ridgewood Health Care Center Inc’s reluctance to […]

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UNITEDHEALTHCARE INSURANCE v. XAVIER BECERRA, (SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES)

Aug 17, 2021

On Friday, a federal appeals court reinstated a law that requires private insurers that handle federally sponsored Medicare programs to repay potentially billions of dollars in overpayments resulting from inaccurate diagnoses. UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) was dealt a blow by a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, which had successfully challenged […]

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NJ Supreme Court rules cops cannot stop car if license plate only slightly obscured

Aug 17, 2021

In a verdict hailed by civil libertarians as a check on law enforcement power, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Monday that police cannot stop a driver just because their license plate bracket or plateholder obscures the vehicle’s tag slightly. The supreme court unanimously decided that the fact that the bracket partially obscures information on […]

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