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Union Workers Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Get Dues Back

(Cole Lauterbach, The Center Square) After facing four appellate losses, a group of public-sector workers is asking the nation’s high court to get their dues back from its former unions. If successful, thousands of workers could see refunds of their compulsory paycheck deductions. With free legal representation from the nonprofit National Right...

Fla. Sues Biden Over Immigration; DeSantis Bans Aiding the Relocation of Illegals

(Headline USA) Florida filed suit against President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday claiming his immigration policy is illegal, and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order barring state agencies from assisting with the relocation of illegal immigrants arriving in the state. DeSantis's order authorized the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the...

Federal Judge Dismisses Charges Related to Female Genital Mutilation

(Associated Press) A judge dismissed a new batch of charges Tuesday in the government's investigation of genital mutilation against girls in a Muslim sect, saying prosecutors in Detroit retaliated after major courtroom losses. It's another blow for the government, which broke new ground in 2017 when it charged a Detroit-area doctor...

Prince Andrew Acknowledges He Faces US Sex Assault Lawsuit

(Associated Press) Prince Andrew has acknowledged through his lawyer that he has been served with a lawsuit by a U.S. woman who says he sexually assaulted her, clearing a hurdle that had stalled legal proceedings for several weeks. The acknowledgment was confirmed in a joint agreement signed by a lawyer for...

Appeals Court: NYC Can Force Vaccine Mandate on Teachers

(Associated Press) The nation's largest school district can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers, after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday, leading lawyers for teachers to say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. The city’s Department of Education said the mandate would now...

As Activist Judges Block Challenges to School Mask Mandates, Tennessee Fights Back

(Headline USA) A wave of activist judges, including ones in Iowa and Arizona, issued rulings to block efforts by the state legislatures and governors imposing pro-freedom bans on mask mandates in public facilities including schools. However, Tennessee's Attorney General Herbert Slatery signaled that he was leading the legal charged to...

Biden Admin Creates New Scheme to End-Run DACA’s Illegality

(Associated Press) The Biden administration on Monday renewed efforts to shield hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the United States as young children from deportation, the latest maneuver in a long-running drama over the policy's legality. The proposed regulation attempts to satisfy concerns of a federal judge in Houston...

John Hinckley, Who Shot Reagan, to Be Freed from Court Supervision

(Associated Press) A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman in Washington said...

Federal Judge Delays Vaccine Mandate for NYC Teachers

(Headline USA) New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect. Workers in the nation's largest school system were to be required to show vaccination proof starting...

Pa. AG Sues State Republicans to Stop Election Audit Subpoenas

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against the state GOP this week to block Republican legislators from subpoenaing election officials for its forensic investigation into the 2020 presidential election. Shapiro, a Democrat, asked the state’s Commonwealth Court to block state legislators’ subpoena, which requests the nonpublic personal information...

Chauvin to Appeal Conviction, Sentence in Floyd’s Death

(Associated Press) The former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd's death intends to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying the judge abused his discretion or erred during several key points in the case, according to documents filed Thursday. Derek Chauvin said he intends to appeal on 14...

Federal Judge Rules Fla.’s Sanctuary City Ban Unconstitutional

(John Haughey, The Center Square) Florida will appeal a federal judge’s injunction prohibiting the state from enforcing its two-year-old sanctuary cities ban. U.S. Southern District of Florida Judge Beth Bloom Tuesday released a 110-page ruling declaring portions 2019’s Senate Bill 168 are unconstitutional and that the measure was adopted by the...

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