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Federal court reduces UPS damages for transporting cigarettes

Federal court reduces UPS damages for transporting cigarettes

11.11.2019 | Chris Stephens | 836

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reduced Unitec Parcel Service's (UPS) civil damages Thursday for transporting cigarettes to New York City. The decision reduced the district court’s order from $247 million in damages to $97.6 million.

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Supreme Court hears arguments on Clean Water Act

Supreme Court hears arguments on Clean Water Act

8.11.2019 | Tate Brown | 809

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday.

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Federal appeals court upholds injunction of Arkansas anti-panhandling law

Federal appeals court upholds injunction of Arkansas anti-panhandling law

8.11.2019 | Matthew Borges | 767

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday upheld the injunction of an Arkansas state law prohibiting panhandling, saying that it could be a violation of free speech.

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Facebook fights disclosing app records in Massachusetts privacy probe

Facebook fights disclosing app records in Massachusetts privacy probe

8.11.2019 | Nate Raymond | 749

Facebook Inc on Thursday urged a judge not to force it to turn over records to Massachusetts’ attorney general disclosing thousands of apps the social media giant suspects misused users’ data, as part of a probe into its privacy practices.

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Prosecutors oppose testimony on false memories in Weinstein trial

Prosecutors oppose testimony on false memories in Weinstein trial

7.11.2019 | Brendan Pierson | 742

Prosecutors are asking a judge to prevent former movie producer Harvey Weinstein from calling a psychologist to testify at his rape trial about false memories, according to a court filing made public on Wednesday.

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Pennsylvania voters approve Marsy’s Law victims’ rights amendment with constitutionality question pending

Pennsylvania voters approve Marsy’s Law victims’ rights amendment with constitutionality question pending

7.11.2019 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 751

Pennsylvania voters on Tuesday widely approved a crime victims’ rights constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law, with an unofficial vote count of 73.87 percent to 26.13 percent (1,660,806 to 587,403 votes).

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Supreme Court hears arguments in federal maritime law, copyright cases

Supreme Court hears arguments in federal maritime law, copyright cases

7.11.2019 | Tate Brown | 818

The US Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases Tuesday.

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Report finds decline of free speech, privacy on internet

Report finds decline of free speech, privacy on internet

6.11.2019 | Cassandra Maas | 806

Research and advocacy group Freedom House found in a report published Monday that global internet freedom has declined for the ninth consecutive year.

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EU High court holds Poland judicial retirement age rule discriminates based on sex

EU High court holds Poland judicial retirement age rule discriminates based on sex

6.11.2019 | Steven Pagach | 768

The Court of the Justice of the European Union ruled Tuesday that Poland violated the laws of the European Union when the country distinguished between the retirement age of male and female judges and prosecutors and gave the Minister of Justice more authority than allowed by law.

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Israel supreme court upholds deportation of Human Rights Watch director

Israel supreme court upholds deportation of Human Rights Watch director

6.11.2019 | Patrick Eckerd | 842

Israel’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the deportation of Omar Shakir, a US Citizen and local director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) in Israel.

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