Senate panel ties over Sixth Circuit nominee with history of gun control work
Rachel Bloomekatz, nominated to fill a seat on the Sixth Circuit, received a tie vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday after Republicans condemned the nominee for her work on gun control and pro bono cases.
Senate confirms first South Asian judge to seat on Ninth Circuit
The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Roopali Desai to a seat on the Ninth Circuit, making her the first South Asian judge to ever serve on the San Francisco-based federal appeals court.
Jury orders Alex Jones to pay $4.1 million to parents of Sandy Hook victim
The jury in the Texas defamation trial against Infowars host Alex Jones decided Thursday to award the parents of a victim of the Sandy Hook school shooting $4.1 million.
Monkeypox declared a public health emergency in US
The Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday following pressure from lawmakers and health experts to open up more resources to contain the growing outbreak.
NYC judge maintains block on $200M school budget cut
While keeping in place an order blocking a $200 million budget cut from New York City schools, a judge indicated Thursday that he’s likely to allow the City Council to revote on the education budget.
Four Louisville cops face federal charges over Breonna Taylor shooting
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Thursday the indictment of four Louisville police officers on federal criminal charges related to the shooting of Breonna Taylor, including conspiracy charges stemming from an allegedly false affidavit used to secure a search warrant.
Attempt to block San José gun fee ordinance rejected by federal judge
San José’s nascent ordinance requiring gun owners to pay a fee and carry liability insurance stands for now, with a federal judge finding a legal challenge was brought before the specifics of the ordinance have even been finalized.
Is Argentina experiencing an emigration wave?
More and more Argentines are seeing their futures abroad as the country deals with deep economic crisis and spiraling inflation.
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