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US judge rules against Kentucky clerk who denied same-sex marriage licenses

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis speaks during an interview on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Kelly File’ in New York September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 19 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has ruled that a former Kentucky county clerk knowingly violated …

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Deposit in a “non-lien/escrow account” will not constitute an “actual payment”, no income tax deduction is allowed: Orissa High Court

By Rasheela Basher – March 11, 2022 3:32 p.m. A Divisional Bench of the High Court of Orissa has ruled that the deposit of any amount into a “non-lien/escrow account” will not constitute “actual payment” under Section 43-B of the Law of 1961 income tax. The bench consisting of Chief …

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— ACLU of Maine files lawsuit against state attorney system for impoverished defendants

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a lawsuit alleging the state is failing to meet its constitutional obligations to ensure poor defendants have access to effective attorneys. The Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services oversees this attorney appointment system, and its executive director and eight commissioners are …

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Marcos and Calida in sync again, this time against Rappler’s Comelec deal

MANILA, Philippines — Ferdinand “Bongbong” campaign manager Marcos Jr and Solicitor General Jose Calida released similar statements on Monday, Feb. 28, questioning Rappler’s partnership with the Electoral Commission (Comelec) on voter education. and countering misinformation related to the May 2022 elections. Rappler recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOA) with …

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In Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, why should the Supreme Court ban affirmative action?

This offer apparently pits one minority group against other minority groups. But the SFFA has strategically combined two conceptually and legally distinct issues: a so-called Asian sanction and broader affirmative action. If Harvard does discriminate against Asian Americans, that wrong could in theory be righted without rejecting affirmative action. The …

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Class action lawsuits continue for Illinois BIPA

Friday, February 18, 2022 Legal landmines continue to hide for companies that collect, store and use individuals’ biometric information. Class action lawsuits continue to be filed against companies under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). BIPA carries potential actual damages or statutory damages of $1,000 for each negligent breach and …

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Michigan High Court Dismisses Manslaughter Conviction in Porch Shooting Case, Orders Reconviction

The Michigan Supreme Court overturned the manslaughter conviction and ordered a new sentence for a Dearborn Heights man charged with the 2013 death of a woman who knocked on his front door. In an opinion released on Wednesday, the court said Theodore Wafer should not have been punished for both …

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Bill Cosby likely to avoid testifying in sexual assault lawsuit – Billboard

A Los Angeles judge on Friday (February 4) appeared strongly inclined to allow Bill Cosby to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege and avoid giving evidence in the trial of a woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her when she was 15 in the mid-1970s. At a hearing to debate the …

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Kremlin critics remain unfazed after year of crackdown | Economic news

By DASHA LITVINOVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The prison sentence imposed a year ago on the Kremlin’s main critic, Alexei Navalny, dealt a severe blow to the Russian opposition — and then the situation worsened. Over the past 12 months, dozens of activists, independent journalists and rights defenders have …

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Property tax dispute pops up in Camden Township numbers, auditor says – Morning Journal

A property value dispute at Green Circle Growers has set a legal precedent and is now affecting Camden Township property taxes, Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass said. At a Jan. 25 press conference, Snodgrass explained county property tax bills and changes in home values ​​due to strong sales from 2018 …

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Biden pledges to appoint first black woman to Supreme Court by end of February

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer officially announced his retirement Thursday, giving President Joe Biden his first, and possibly only, opportunity to make a nomination for the lifetime appointment. At the White House, Biden said he would make his decision by the end of February and recommitted to appointing …

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Takeaways from the RE tax foreclosure decision of 6th Circ.

By Scott Bernstein (January 25, 2022, 6:00 PM EST) – A first impression case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit – Lowry v. Southfield Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative[1] — answered two questions. The first is whether article 548 of the Bankruptcy Code,[2] which helps to avoid …

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Court approves special grand jury in Trump election probe

A Georgia district attorney’s request to convene a special grand jury was approved Monday as part of the criminal investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state. Fani T. Willis, an Atlanta prosecutor, asked the grand jury last week after key …

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Supreme Court adds affirmative action to list of potential targets

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the fall on the constitutionality of Harvard’s affirmative action program. Charles Krupa/AP The Supreme Court agreed Friday to revisit the issue of affirmative action in higher education, deciding to hear a case challenging Harvard and the University of North Carolina’s use of …

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Abortion Opponents Gather on Capitol Hill

Governor Greg Abbott, activists, religious leaders and thousands of abortion opponents gathered outside the Capitol on Saturday to celebrate the impact of Texas’ abortion law and to push for further restrictions. more important. Saturday’s Texas Rally for Life comes nearly five months after Texas sparked a national conversation about abortion …

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Constitutional challenge filed against Oklahoma storm costs bond sale

How February’s winter storm could impact your OG&E bill In February, a winter storm caused soaring natural gas prices and increased fuel costs for customers of the state’s regulated utilities. Addison Kliewer, Oklahoma A former Oklahoma lawmaker filed a protest on Friday against a pending application to the Oklahoma Supreme …

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Love Jihad Law: tyranny by procedure

Although the term “love jihad” has gained prominence in the public eye in recent years, the idea has always been part of right-wing conversations. In line with the perceived threat from the right of amorous jihad, the government of Uttar Pradesh has passed the UP’s Illegal Religious Conversions Ban Order, …

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Police and health workers battling jab’s warrant win legal victory in Court of Appeal

A group of Queensland police and health officials battling their employers’ Covid-19 vaccine warrants have won yet another legal victory in the Court of Appeals. Both groups will still have to go to a three-day Supreme Court trial in February next year, with the appeal only on a technical question …

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Emotional Distress Claims Limited by U.S. Torts Law

The South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club provided recreation for Pittsburgh’s societal elite back in the days when Pittsburgh was the steel capital of the world. In the 1880s, at the height of the First Golden Age, the club purchased a dam and reservoir on the South Fork of the …

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On opioids, why are lawyers doing the job of lawmakers?

At this point in the litigation, it is unclear whether national courts will ultimately agree to broaden the definition of public nuisance to include opioid addiction, or whether they will refuse, allowing companies to opt out. There is a good chance that the matter will be decided by the Supreme …

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Can Johnson & Johnson put the shade of scandal behind this?

December 4, 2021 THENGO BEFORE the invention of stakeholder capitalism, a fundamental tenet — that the interests of customers, employees and society should be as high as or greater than those of shareholders — was set in stone at Johnson & Johnson’s corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “Our …

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Costco is not a joint employer of a woman hired by employment agencies

A woman who was hired by recruiting agencies to work at specialty events at Costco premises was not a Costco employee, a federal appeals court has ruled. The trial court therefore correctly dismissed its claims against Costco under California’s wages and hours laws, the appeals court said. The applicant was …

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Nevada Republican Party demands legal fees from Clark County GOP faction

The Nevada Republican Party wants one of the two warring factions of the Clark County Republican Party to spend money to pay legal fees resulting from a lawsuit filed last month. The state party’s claim, filed in the Humboldt County District Court on Tuesday, follows that court’s ruling against the …

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The Q&A law | Are carpooling companies exempt from the law? | Columns

Under Illinois law, what duty of care do common carriers owe their passengers? And does this obligation apply to ridesharing companies (Uber, Lyft and others) for passengers who travel in vehicles owned and operated by drivers who were connected to the passenger through those companies? We’ve discussed rideshare companies before, …

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Democrats on the Ohio Redistribution Commission say Republicans flouted anti-gerrymandering rules in new state legislative maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The two Democrats from the Ohio Redistricting Commission said on Friday that their Republican counterparts had ignored new anti-gerrymandering rules while passing new district maps that will likely preserve the GOP’s anti-veto majority in the state legislature. In new court cases, parliamentary minority leader Emilia Sykes and …

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Yellen believes Congress will raise debt ceiling

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen answers questions during the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, United States, June 23, 2021. Greg Nash / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct.10 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday it would be up to …

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Sunmount at the center of due process controversy | New

TUPPER LAKE – The controversial actions of the State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, reported in the Albany Times Union last week, led the OPWDD to restore due process rights to a few selected parents of ‘children with intellectual disabilities. Last week, The Times Union exposed a loophole in …

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In short: property taxes in the USA (Oregon)

Property taxesTaxable valueHow is the property’s value assessed for tax purposes in your state? What types of property are taxable?For locally assessed taxpayers, a taxpayer is only required to include the value of their tangible and real personal property in their Oregon property tax base. However, a centrally assessed taxpayer …

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These companies oppose Texas abortion law

A Texas law that prohibits abortion providers from performing interruptions after detection of fetal heart activity, which is typically around six weeks pregnant, came into effect this week after the Supreme Court ruled not to intervene. The web hosting service shut down the site around 8 p.m. Friday, according to …

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Time’s Up frontman quits after criticism of Cuomo links

NEW YORK (AP) – Time’s Up executive Roberta Kaplan resigned on Monday due to fallout from her work advising Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration when the first allegations of sexual harassment were leveled against him on Monday. last year. Kaplan cited her advisory work to the administration last winter and her …

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Ukraine takes big step towards judicial reform

Ukraine took a big step towards judicial reform on July 13 when lawmakers passed laws that lay a credible foundation for restarting the country’s deeply compromised legal system. (TNS / ABACA via Reuters Connect) Ukraine took a potential historic step towards judicial reform in mid-July when lawmakers passed two laws …

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Rejuvenate cooperatives for economic recovery

Cooperatives hold promise for collectivization and formalization of the informal economy. The importance of cooperatives in supporting microenterprises and the resulting economic growth can hardly be overstated. The idea of ​​cooperation to survive and thrive is intuitive and ingrained within us. We grew up with sayings like how two people …

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Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

WASHINGTON – Facing a call to ‘save American democracy’, the Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new efforts to help protect voting rights amid growing complaints from civil rights activists and Democrats outside the House Blanche hasn’t done enough to fight the Republicans’ attempts. state legislatures to restrict access to the …

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