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Top eight stories for today including the Supreme Court appeared worried about denigrating a landmark ruling that shaped Americans’ understanding of the criminal justice system; Inflation in the European Union hit a new 25-year high; A growing coalition is loudly calling to halt a Texas woman’s execution, and more.

National

Right to an attorney, sure, but how about to sue when rights go unread?

One of the most culturally famous decisions in U.S. law faced high court scrutiny Wednesday in a case involving police officers who fail to present suspects with Miranda warnings.

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington on Sept. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ninth Circuit slams EPA over delayed action on flea and tick pesticide

A three-judge Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday ruled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency erred when it denied a petition to remove tetrachlorvinphos, a pesticide ingredient used to kill fleas and ticks commonly found on pet collars, from the market. 

A puppy scratches its fleas. (Pixabay image via Courthouse News)

E-cigarette maker defends flavored vapes at Seventh Circuit

A flavored tobacco product manufacturer came before the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit on Wednesday morning, arguing it is the victim of regulatory malfeasance.

Regional

With one week to go, push to stall Texas woman’s execution grows

Trial jurors, legal experts and 100 bipartisan Texas legislators are loudly calling to halt Melissa Lucio’s April 27 execution.

(Pixabay image via Courthouse News)

Texas task force calls for concert safety improvements

Formed by the governor after an overpacked Houston concert left 10 people dead last November, the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety issued a report urging concert promoters and local authorities to establish clear guidelines for when a show should be paused or ended.

Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park in Houston on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Judge will likely stay out of money dispute between Catholic Church and LA Unified

Lawyers for the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles and the LA Unified School District appeared in court for a hearing on Wednesday, in their dispute over millions of dollars in federal funding. But LA County Superior Court Judge Douglas Stern indicated the case has probably reached a dead end.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles, seat of Archbishop José Horacio Gómez (Thank You / Flickr)

International

Dutch court hears appeal of Ethiopian refugee convicted of war crimes

A 67-year-old refugee from Ethiopia is asking a court in the Netherlands to overturn his conviction for war crimes while prosecutors say he should remain in jail for life. 

(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

EU inflation reaches record 7.5%, topping February prediction

Following five record-setting months, March marked a new 25-year high for inflation in the European Union at 7.5%, according to data released by Eurostat on Wednesday.

Euro coins and bills. (Pixabay image via Courthouse News)

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