Key justices critical of Texas abortion law
Focused not on the merits of what has become the country's toughest restriction on abortion but on how the law is enforced, through private citizens deputized to sue those who infringe its rules, the Supreme Court suggested Monday that the so-called Texas Heartbeat Act will have a short shelf life.
Students fighting for civics education unlikely to get 1st Circuit mandate
Against the backdrop of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, a lawyer for 18 schoolchildren pushed the First Circuit on Monday to reinstate their lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Constitution requires public schools to offer basic civics classes.
Woman fights Harvard over ownership of photos depicting enslaved ancestors
A woman who traced her ancestry to an enslaved figure used in a 19th century Harvard professor's racist study is appealing to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts to be named the owner of those photos.
Feds argue against giving pandemic relief money to strip clubs
The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in a dispute over whether a group of strip clubs in Wisconsin can be excluded from federal pandemic relief funds meant for struggling businesses.
Biden can claim successes at G-20, but not on climate change
U.S. President Joe Biden came away from a summit of the world's wealthiest countries in Rome over the weekend with some wins, including agreement on a global minimum tax rate for corporations and an end to a trade war over steel and aluminum with the European Union, but it looks like a major deal on climate change will elude him.
Curbing illicit firearms trade crucial to success of U.S.-Mexico security deal
In order to fulfill its promise of addressing the root causes of drug violence, addiction, and human trafficking, the proposed security deal between the United States and Mexico must create a more transparent and responsible firearms trade north of the border, according to Mexico’s foreign affairs ministry.
Biden apologizes for US pulling out of Paris accord under Trump
At a major United Nations summit on global warming in Glasgow, U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday pledged to make his country a leader on tackling climate change and he issued an apology for the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement by the Trump administration.
Trial over downing of MH17 resumes with clash over witness interviews
In a high-security courtroom near the Dutch airport where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 departed over seven years ago, defense lawyers on Monday continued to raise objections over issues with the investigation of the plane crash.
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