Partisan confirmation vote strands judicial nominee trio
A politically tense Senate Judiciary Committee pushed ahead a slew of federal judicial nominees Thursday morning but remained sharply divided over three judges, leaving their chances at the federal bench in peril.
Roberts guiding the needle as GOP justices push to unravel Roe
The conservative chief justice’s arguments to preserve at least some of the court’s 50-year precedent appeared moderate as his colleagues moved to overturn the constitutional right to abortion.
President urges vaccination, boosters as cases of omicron variant emerge
Reiterating that he sees the presence of the omicron variant as “cause for concern but not panic,” President Joe Biden rolled out a new plan to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus Thursday heading into the winter months.
Federal judge blocks social media censorship law passed by Texas GOP
A federal judge blocked Texas’ controversial new law requiring social media companies to share information about content and user moderation, including how users are removed from their sites.
Gun makers immune in Las Vegas massacre, Nevada high court rules
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that state law grants immunity to gun makers and sellers from lawsuits pertaining to the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.
EU adviser backs privacy complaints brought by consumer groups
National authorities are not the only ones who can take companies to court over data privacy violations, an adviser to the EU’s high court said Thursday, finding that consumer watchdog organizations can also bring such cases.
López Obrador defends militarization of Mexico, but experts still concerned
During his third State of the Union address, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended his actions to broaden the responsibilities of the nation's armed forces, saying, “it’s going to take time to restore peace to the country.”
Top EU court adviser OKs budget plan tying funds to rule of law
An adviser to the European Union’s highest court has found that plans to tie funding to rule of law are permitted under the bloc's legal framework.
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