Wastewater District Can’t Dodge Hazardous Waste Storage Claims

A private wastewater-treatment company received a severe legal defeat from a California appeals court on Thursday, meaning it will remain on the hook for criminal violations connected to a hazardous-waste explosion at its Ventura County location in 2014.

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Abortion Foes Say Free Speech Trumps Planned Parenthood Suit

The Ninth Circuit on Friday gave little indication whether it would advance the bulk of Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit accusing anti-abortion activists of interfering with access to abortion, or shrink the scope of claims the activists face over doctored videos purporting to show the reproductive health organization selling aborted fetal tissue. 

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