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U.S. Justice Department launches internal inquiry into Stone sentencing

Roger Stone, a longtime friend and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, reacts after Trump commuted his federal prison sentence outside his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump's long-time friend Roger Stone, a spokeswoman confirmed.  Full Article 

A sign directs voters towards a polling place near the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford

Wisconsin court rejects third party's bid for new mail ballots, avoiding potential chaos

Wisconsin's highest court rejected a third-party candidate's bid to join November's presidential ballot, a move that would have invalidated tens of thousands of ballots already mailed to voters and potentially thrown the election process into chaos.  Full Article 

Tom Wolf delivers a speech after being sworn in as the 47th Governor of Pennsylvania during an inauguration at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Judge rules Pennsylvania governor's COVID-19 restrictions unconstitutional

A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled as unconstitutional some of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's orders to control the coronavirus outbreak, including limits on crowd sizes, requirements that people stay home, and the closing of non-essential businesses.  Full Article 

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Trump EPA sides with farmers over refiners in biofuel waiver decision

The Trump administration said on Monday it rejected scores of requests from U.S. oil refiners for waivers that would have retroactively spared them from their obligation to blend biofuels like ethanol into their fuel, delivering a win for farmers and a blow to the oil industry just ahead of the November presidential election.

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A Northrop Grumman building is shown in El Segundo, California, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

9th Circuit sides with Northrop, nixing excess insurer’s ‘improper erosion’ theory

AXIS Reinsurance Co cannot seek reimbursement from Northrop Grumman for part of a $16.7 million settlement of a class action by participants in Northrop’s 401(k) plans, a federal appeals court held Monday, overturning a win for the insurer in a case of first impression.  Full Article 

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Calling out the Supreme Court as partisan could make it less so

President Donald Trump last week announced his would-be nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. In doing so, he cited "a growing radical left movement that rejects the principle of equal treatment under the law."  Read More 

Plaintiffs' lawyer Jay Edelson slams $380 million Equifax deal in amicus brief at 11th Circuit

Jay Edelson is a class action plaintiffs' lawyer who specializes in privacy cases. His eponymous firm has had a lead role in some of the biggest cases of the past few years, including a $650 million biometric privacy settlement with Facebook in 2020 and a 2019 jury verdict of more than $900 million in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case against the telemarketer ViSalus. Edelson has a powerful interest, in other words, in the integrity of the class action system.

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