The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced?Friday in a press release?that it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will reincorporate in Texas. The association claims that the move is a part of strategic maneuvering for its betterment. This kind of maneuvering is legally permitted when an organization files Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to the press release, the [...]

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With less than two weeks left in office, Donald Trump’s administration announced? a new rule Friday that narrows nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQIA individuals seeking services of health and welfare programs that are funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This rule narrows LGBTQIA non-discrimination protections that were previously in 45 [...]

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On Thursday the US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the temporary restraining order on President Trump’s proclamation banning entry to immigrants without health insurance needs to be lifted. In a 2-1 decision, the court said the initial proclamation was within the authority of the president. As such, the Ninth Circuit lifted [...]

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China will now hold children as young as 12 years old criminally liable for crimes deemed “abominable,” according to China Daily. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Saturday also introduced punishment for intellectual property infringement that could lead to 10 years in prison. The Standing Committee said an “abominable” crime would [...]

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An investigation into the handling of the George Floyd protests in New York City by the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) officers released Friday found that the NYPD did not execute “its responsibility to protect the rights of citizens to engage in lawful protests” and that the actions of numerous officers went so far outside [...]

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Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a police reform bill that aims to increase police accountability, restricts no-knock warrants and bans chokeholds. Massachusetts leaders say this is the most thorough reform package in the nation in the wake of the national movement to address racial justice and police reform after George Floyd’s death. The bill passed Tuesday [...]

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The United States Tax Court has upheld two different Internal Revenue Service (IRS) adjustments against Coca-Cola, increasing the company’s taxable income for the 2007-2009 years by a combined total of more than $9 billion and subjecting it to a tax bill of over $3 billion. The case decided Wednesday concerns methodology for reallocating profits between [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) filed a lawsuit on Friday against the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) in connection with poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in immigrant detention centers. The lawsuit relies on the? Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. Section [...]

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Various environmental groups filed suit Friday in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).? Their suit challenges the EPA’s interim registration review decision, which approved the sale and use of the herbicides atrazine, propazine, and simazine. These herbicides allegedly harm both the environment and human health. [...]

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Texas Republicans have filed suit in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, seeking emergency and permanent injunctive relief against Harris County, Texas and the county clerk for allegedly violating federal and state laws by permitting curbside voting. This is not the first attempt to seek a court order halting curbside voting [...]

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