Federal judge strikes down mask mandate for travelers
A federal judge in Florida vacated the government’s traveler mask mandate on Monday, opening the door for millions of air passengers to fly without face coverings for the first time in the pandemic era.
Justices wary of bid to broaden workers’ comp in Washington
The U.S. Supreme Court forecast a win for the government Monday in its effort to stamp out a law that makes it easier for nuclear workers in Washington state with job-related injuries to seek federal benefits.
Off to the races: Midterms, and the Senate creeping right, put pressure on judicial vacancies
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings have concluded, but high-stakes judicial battles are far from over as Democrats fret about what a red sweep in the 2022 midterms will mean for empty federal bench seats across the country.
Millions in the hole over conspiracy theories, Alex Jones enters businesses into bankruptcy
Three businesses owned by radio personality and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, even as a recent lawsuit accuses Jones of using shell companies to hide his assets.
Electric aircraft developer hit by investors lawsuit after research report sinks shares
Investors hit Germany-based Lilium, developer of electric aircraft capable of taking off and landing vertically, with a securities class action following the release of a research report that questioned the company’s technology and sent its stock plummeting 34%.
Killer put on death row by jury infected with prejudice loses high court appeal
After the Supreme Court refused Monday to entertain claims of racial bias from a Black man on death row, the court’s three liberal justices railed in dissent against the Texas justice system’s choice to ignore the plain legal error.
Vaccine refuseniks in NYC, military get no Supreme Court sympathy
The Supreme Court didn't take up any new cases Monday, closing the book on one challenge to a Trump-era cap on state and local tax deductions as well as a case from school staff who refused the Covid-19 vaccine.
After sinking of Russian ship, Ukraine war intensifies further
The war in Ukraine on Monday was moving toward what could be a decisive battle over the Donbas region and Russia, angry over the sinking of its Moskva warship in the Black Sea, launched more missiles at Lviv.
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