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Largest private US coal mining company files for bankruptcy

Largest private US coal mining company files for bankruptcy

4.11.2019 | Stephanie Sundier | 811

The nation’s biggest private coal mining company, Murray Energy Holdings Co., and 98 affiliated debtors on Tuesday filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division.

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Washington State Supreme Court rules that access to public records is not a vested right

Washington State Supreme Court rules that access to public records is not a vested right

4.11.2019 | Zoe Gujral | 722

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that there is no vested right of access to public records in the state.

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Kentucky Supreme Court rejects LGBTQ+ group’s challenge to print shop that refused to print Pride festival shirts

Kentucky Supreme Court rejects LGBTQ+ group’s challenge to print shop that refused to print Pride festival shirts

4.11.2019 | Xi Lucy Shi | 745

The Kentucky Supreme Court held Thursday that a non-profit LGBTQ+ organization lacked standing to bring a suit against a print shop that refused to make Pride festival t-shirts based on religious belief.

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Google urges confidentiality protections in Texas-led antitrust probe

Google urges confidentiality protections in Texas-led antitrust probe

1.11.2019 | Jonathan Stempel | 917

Google on Thursday petitioned a Texas judge to ensure that the state-led probe into possible antitrust violations by the Internet search and advertising company will not compromise its confidential business information.

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Federal judges rules “no trick or treat” sign outside sex offenders’ homes unconstitutional

Federal judges rules “no trick or treat” sign outside sex offenders’ homes unconstitutional

1.11.2019 | Yige Wang | 1022

The US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia ruled Tuesday that a county sheriff cannot post a “no trick or treat” sign outside of sex offenders’ homes during the Halloween season, a practice that the court held to be in violation of the First Amendment.

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PA Superior Court rules sexual offense registration not required in offenses committed when offenders were juveniles

PA Superior Court rules sexual offense registration not required in offenses committed when offenders were juveniles

1.11.2019 | Tate Brown | 797

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion on Wednesday concluding that an adult convicted of a sexual offense that was committed while a juvenile could not be required to register as a sex offender.

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Green groups sue Trump administration over California drilling plan

Green groups sue Trump administration over California drilling plan

31.10.2019 | Nichola Groom | 802

Two environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over its plan to open up more than 720,000 acres (291,370 hectares) of federal land in California for oil and gas development.

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UN OHCHR calls on India to restore rights to India-administered Kashmir

UN OHCHR calls on India to restore rights to India-administered Kashmir

31.10.2019 | Cassandra Maas | 812

The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called on India to restore rights to India-administered Kashmir on Wednesday.

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Syria constitutional committee starts talks in Geneva

Syria constitutional committee starts talks in Geneva

31.10.2019 | Xi Lucy Shi | 811

A hundred and fifty representatives hailing from the Syrian government, the opposition, and broader Syrian civil society met Wednesday in Geneva to discuss the drafting of a new constitution.

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Federal judge orders Virginia to remove race identification from marriage applications

Federal judge orders Virginia to remove race identification from marriage applications

30.10.2019 | Vivi Besteman | 835

US District Court Judge Rossie Alston held Monday that a Virginia law requiring marriage applicants to identify their race was unconstitutional.

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