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U.S. Supreme Court sends Indiana abortion cases back to lower courts

A cherub figure with a book, symbolizing learning, is seen in a general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON, July 2 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sent two Indiana abortion disputes back to lower courts including a fight over a restriction that would require women to undergo an ultrasound procedure at least 18 hours before terminating a pregnancy.  Full Article 

U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue announces the filing of criminal charges accusing a New York company of exposing the U.S. government and private customers to security risks by illegally importing and selling surveillance and security equipment from China, in New York, U.S., November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Another top New York prosecutor leaves position, creates opening for Barr

NEW YORK - The U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, New York, is moving to high-ranking post at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, giving Attorney General William Barr a chance to put a fresh stamp on another of the nation's top prosecutors' offices.  Full Article 

A climate change activist holds a sign during a demonstration of the Fridays for Future movement in Lausanne, Switzerland January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Climate battles are moving into the courtroom, and lawyers are getting creative

Climate change may be having its day in court. With the slow pace of international climate negotiations, lawyers from Switzerland to San Francisco are increasingly filing lawsuits demanding action.  Full Article 

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Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted from his job last month amid an investigation by his office into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, will appear for a closed-door interview before congressional committee next week, a congressional aide said on Thursday.

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Facebook hit with complaint alleging widespread bias against Black workers

A Black Facebook Inc worker on Thursday filed a complaint claiming the social media giant's stated commitment to diversity and civil rights, including its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, masks widespread discrimination against Black workers.  Read more 

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to withhold parts of Russia report

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to avoid disclosing to a Democratic-led congressional panel grand jury materials related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report documenting Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Full Article 

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Chegg tries a new way to avert mass arbitration: cancel users’ contracts

We’ve seen a lot of, um, creative tactics by companies attempting to avoid mass arbitration by workers and consumers they’ve compelled to surrender their right to sue. There are the now-classic tactics of attacking plaintiffs' lawyers and refusing to pay arbitration fees, which, as you know, can add up to millions of dollars. Companies have tried to avail themselves of class actions – yes, the very devices their contracts prohibit – to disrupt mass arbitration. One company was accuse

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