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  • Federal Judge rules California assault weapons ban unconstitutional

    Federal Judge rules California assault weapons ban unconstitutional

    Featured Articles 10/20/2023

    A federal judge who previously overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons did it again on Thursday, ruling that the state’s attempts to prohibit sales of semiautomatic guns violates the constitutional right to bear ar...

  • Court orders makers of gun parts to comply with rules on ghost guns

    Court orders makers of gun parts to comply with rules on ghost guns

    Featured Articles 10/16/2023

    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered two internet sellers of gun parts to comply with a Biden administration regulation aimed at ghost guns, firearms that are difficult to trace because they lack serial numbers.The court had intervened once before, by...

  • Biden’s second try at student loan cancellation moves forward with debate

    Biden’s second try at student loan cancellation moves forward with debate

    U.S. Court News 10/10/2023

    President Joe Biden’s second attempt at student loan cancellation began moving forward Tuesday with a round of hearings to negotiate the details of a new plan.In a process known as negotiated rulemaking, 14 people chosen by the Biden administra...

  • Judge strikes down a Texas law requiring age verification to view adult websites

    Judge strikes down a Texas law requiring age verification to view adult websites

    U.S. Court News 09/02/2023

    A federal judge has struck down a Texas law requiring age verification and health warnings to view pornographic websites and blocked the state attorney general’s office from enforcing it.In a ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Ezra agre...

  • 3M agrees to pay $6 billion to settle earplug lawsuits

    3M agrees to pay $6 billion to settle earplug lawsuits

    Featured Articles 08/31/2023

    Chemical and consumer product manufacturer 3M has agreed to pay $6 billion to settle numerous lawsuits from U.S. service members who say they experienced hearing loss or other serious injuries after using faulty earplugs made by the company.The settl...

  • Some states reject federal money to find and replace dangerous lead pipes

    Some states reject federal money to find and replace dangerous lead pipes

    Featured Articles 08/20/2023

    As the Biden administration makes billions of dollars available to remove millions of dangerous lead pipes that can contaminate drinking water and damage brain development in children, some states are turning down funds.Washington, Oregon, Maine and ...

  • McCarthy floats stopgap funding to prevent a government shutdown

    McCarthy floats stopgap funding to prevent a government shutdown

    Featured Articles 08/16/2023

    Congressional leaders are pitching a stopgap government funding package to avoid a federal shutdown after next month, acknowledging the House and Senate are nowhere near agreement on spending levels to keep federal operations running.House Speaker Ke...

  • Owner of Maryland Construction Company Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

    Owner of Maryland Construction Company Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

    Featured Articles 08/10/2023

    According to court documents, Jerry Lee Redman of Severn, Maryland, owned Redman Services Inc. (RSI), a paving and construction company. For at least 2015 through 2018, Redman filed corporate income tax returns for RSI that underreported the business...

  • Biden goes west to talk about his efforts to combat climate change

    Biden goes west to talk about his efforts to combat climate change

    Featured Articles 08/07/2023

    efforts to combat climate change as the region endures a brutally hot summer with soaring temperatures, the White House said Monday.Biden is expected to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act, America’s most significant response to climate change,...

  • Trump’s Lawyers Meet With Prosecutors as Election Interference Charges Loom

    Trump’s Lawyers Meet With Prosecutors as Election Interference Charges Loom

    U.S. Court News 07/29/2023

    Lawyers for Donald Trump were meeting Thursday with members of special counsel Jack Smith’s team as a potential indictment loomed over the former president’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a person fami...

  • Abortion messaging roils debate over Ohio ballot initiative

    Abortion messaging roils debate over Ohio ballot initiative

    Featured Articles 07/25/2023

    The fraught politics of abortion have helped turn an August ballot question in Ohio that would make it harder to change the state constitution into a cauldron of misinformation and fear-mongering.State Issue 1, the sole question on the ballot, calls ...

  • Amazon pushes back against Europe’s pioneering new digital rules

    Amazon pushes back against Europe’s pioneering new digital rules

    Featured Articles 07/13/2023

    Amazon is disputing its status as a big online platform that needs to face stricter scrutiny under European Union digital rules taking effect next month, the first Silicon Valley tech giant to push back on the pioneering new standards.The online reta...