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US Copyright Office urges Congress to revise Digital Millennium Copyright Act

May 22, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Copyright Office issued a report on Thursday claiming that the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying the issue for years and taking into consideration more than 92,000 […]


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Federal judge orders Los Angeles to provide humane housing for thousands of homeless individuals

May 21, 2020

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California ordered last week that the City and County of Los Angeles humanely relocate approximately 7,000 homeless individuals currently “camping near freeway overpasses, underpasses, and ramps.” Judge David […]


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Federal appeals court rules on ‘Good Neighbor’ provision of Clean Air Act

May 21, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions in enforcing air quality standards across state lines were somewhat lacking. While the court determined that some of the EPA’s […]


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Federal appeals court upholds ruling blocking NCAA limits on education-related benefits to athletes

May 20, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court injunction on Monday that blocked a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cap on education-related benefits that member colleges may offer students playing Division I Football Bowl Subdivision […]


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Federal appeals court says Trump resort and White House visitor logs exempt from FOIA requests

May 20, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a ruling Monday that logs of visitors to the White House and President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida are exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The three-judge […]


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Trump threatens to permanently end US assistance for WHO

May 19, 2020

Via: Jurist

US President Donald Trump threatened Monday to permanently end US funding for the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is an international organization responsible for monitoring public health concerns and coordinating governmental responses. The US contributes between $400 and $500 […]


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Oregon Supreme Court blocks judge’s order overturning stay-at-home orders

May 19, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Oregon Supreme Court on Monday stayed Circuit Court Judge Matthew Shirtcliff’s order that granted a preliminary injunction against Governor Kate Brown’s stay-at-home orders. Brown has issued multiple stay-at-home orders since March 8 due to COVID-19. Brown’s orders have closed […]


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Suits filed across US challenging mail-in voting obstacles

May 18, 2020

Via: Jurist

With an expected increase in mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, voter rights advocates have filed lawsuits across the country challenging existing obstacles in states’ mail-in voting procedures. Challenges to mail-in voter restrictions have been filed in Tennessee, Texas, Minnesota, […]


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US Senate votes to reinstate expired FBI tools to investigate terrorism and espionage

May 15, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Senate on Thursday approved the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act, which will reinstate expired FBI surveillance tools used for counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations. The Act would restore the ability of the government to obtain secret court orders requiring third […]


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Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down the state’s stay-at-home order

May 14, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Wednesday to invalidate the order by Wisconsin Department of Health Services executive Andrea Palm to remain at home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Palm also ordered any “non-essential” businesses to remain closed as […]