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The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could further gut the Voting Rights Act and its protections for minority voters

People wait in line to vote at a polling place at the Scottsdale Plaza Shopping Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court heard arguments in crucial Voting Rights Act cases on Tuesday.  Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee will test Section 2 of the VRA. The case centers around the legality of two Arizona voting restrictions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court heard arguments Tue...
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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday in a case that could further gut the Voting Rights Act and its protections for minority voters

People wait in line to vote at a polling place at the Scottsdale Plaza Shopping Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in crucial Voting Rights Act cases on Tuesday.  Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee will test Section 2 of the VRA. The case centers around the legality of two Arizona voting restrictions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court is hearing arg...
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Kobe Bryant’s widow asks court to publish names of deputies who took photos of fatal helicopter crash site

By Artemis Moshtaghian and Dakin Andone | CNN Vanessa Bryant has asked a US court to publicly name four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies she claims took or shared pictures of the remains of her late husband, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter and seven others killed in the January 2020 helicopter crash. The request comes as part of Bryant’s federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the sheriff’s department, which seeks damages, claiming negligence and invasion of privacy. A...
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An ex-girlfriend tipped off the FBI about an alleged US Capitol rioter after he called her a 'moron'

A pro-Trump rioters breaks into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Richard Michetti has been charged with entering restricted grounds at the US Capitol. The Pennsylvania man was turned in by his ex-girlfriend after he called her a 'moron'. She provided text messages and videos to the FBI. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Pennsylvania man was outed by his ex-girlfriend after trying to stop Congress from recogn...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Biden, Donald Trump, US District Court, Charles Davis, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Insurrection


The Supreme Court declined to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit against Trump

Then-President Donald Trump on June 5, 2019. Chris Jackson/Getty Images The Supreme Court declined to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit against Donald Trump. Daniels', legal name Stephanie Clifford, had sued Trump in federal court over a 2018 tweet. In July 2020, a panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled that the tweet was not defamatory. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court is declining to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit aga...
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Unsealed court document claims Facebook 'knew for years' that a metric was inflated and ignored an employee warning to avoid a revenue hit

Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Drew Angerer/Getty Images; The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images A judge unredacted parts of a Facebook lawsuit that claims executives knew an ad metric was inflated. Executives ignored employees' request to fix it to avoid a "significant" sales hit, the suit claims.  Potential reach, the metric under question, shows advertisers a possible audience size. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Faceb...
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Citibank can't get back $500 million it wired by mistake, judge rules

After committing one of the "biggest blunders in banking history," a US District Court judge ruled that Citibank cannot recover the almost half a billion dollars it accidentally wired to Revlon's lenders.
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Citibank can't get back $500 million it wired by mistake, judge rules

After committing one of the "biggest blunders in banking history," a US District Court judge ruled that Citibank cannot recover the almost half a billion dollars it accidentally wired to Revlon's lenders.
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Biden DOJ Halts Trump Admin Lawsuit Against California Net Neutrality Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Biden administration has abandoned a Trump-era lawsuit that sought to block California's net neutrality law. In a court filing today, the US Department of Justice said it "hereby gives notice of its voluntary dismissal of this case." Shortly after, the court announced that the case is "dismissed in its entirety" and "all pending motions in this action are denied as moot." The case began when Trump's DOJ sued California in September 201...
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Whole Foods employees' claims about being punished for wearing Black Lives Matter face masks have been dismissed by a federal judge

Employees sued Whole Foods for sending workers home for wearing BLM masks. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A judge on Friday dismissed complaints from Whole Foods employees who wore Black Lives Matter masks. The employees said the company had enforced its dress code for BLM masks, but not other slogans. Title VII doesn't protect free speech in a private workplace, wrote a US district court judge.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A federal judge on Frida...
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Taylor Swift's album 'Evermore' is the target of a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by a fantasy theme park of the same name in Utah

Taylor Swift/Youtube A fantasy theme park in Utah is suing pop star Taylor Swift for infringing on its trademark The park and Swift's most recent album share the name: 'Evermore' Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On the lead single "willow" from her most recent album "Evermore," Taylor Swift sings: "And if it was an open-shut case/I never would've known from that look on your face." But now there's a different kind of case open against Swift. A Utah theme park, also ...
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Subway says it serves '100% cooked tuna' after a lawsuit claimed the chain's tuna products are 'made from a mixture of various concoctions'

A Subway sandwich is seen in Miami, Florida in October 2015. Joe Raedle/Getty A lawsuit claims Subway mislabels its "tuna" because the product does not contain actual tuna fish.  "These claims are meritless," a Subway spokesperson said. In 2020, an Irish court ruled Subway sandwich rolls cannot be legally defined as bread due to the high sugar content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Subway got hit with a lawsuit claiming its tuna is not actually tuna.Plaintiffs Karen D...
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Subway got hit with a new suit that claims the 'tuna' product does not contain actual tuna fish

A Subway sandwich is seen in Miami, Florida in October 2015. Joe Raedle/Getty A lawsuit claims Subway mislabels its "tuna" because the product does not contain actual tuna fish.  "These claims are meritless," a Subway spokesperson said. In 2020, an Irish court ruled Subway sandwich rolls cannot be legally defined as bread due to the high sugar content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Subway got hit with a lawsuit claiming its tuna is not actually tuna.Plaintiffs Karen D...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Subway, Trends, Walgreens, Ireland, Fast Food, Retail, US District Court, Tuna, Cbc, Northern California, Miami Florida, Joe Raedle Getty, Allana Akhtar


A Seattle court rejected Parler's legal effort to force Amazon to bring it back online

Parler faces an uncertain future. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images A Seattle court rejected Parler's attempt to force Amazon to bring the network back online. Judge Barbara Rothstein said Parler failed to demonstrate how the injunction would benefit public interest. Amazon Web Services removed Parler on January 11 for violating its terms of service. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US District Court in Seattle rejected social network Parler's effort to get back...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, News, Court, Trends, Social Media, Getty Images, Tim Cook, Aws, Fox News, Ellen Pao, Seattle, Donald Trump, US District Court, Amazon Web Services


Feds complete yet another late-night execution of convicted killer of seven from Virginia

As reported in this CNN piece, headlined "Federal government executes Corey Johnson following prolonged legal fight," the latest federal execution followed, yet again, what has become the standard litigation script with the Supreme Court ultimately rejecting all final arguments for a delay.  Here are some of the details:  Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. ET on Thursday. Johnson was s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Johnson, Biden, US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Terre Haute Indiana, Federal Correctional Complex, Corey Johnson, Douglas A Berman, COVID, Dustin Higgs


Libertarian social media site Parler asks government to force private businesses to do commerce with them

Conservative social media haven Parler has been dropped from most online services, including Amazon Web Services, which hosted the site. According to The Hill, the Libertarian-founded company has appealed to the US District Court in Seattle to stop this blacklisting: The 18-page complaint, filed in U.S. — Read the rest
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The 22 biggest tech scandals of 2020, from the unprecedented Twitter hack to the makers of 'Fortnite' declaring war on Apple

Quibi CEO Meg Whitman in January. Reuters Good news: 2020 is finally over. It was a long year, and one in which the coronavirus crisis and the US presidential election dominated the news. Yet the tech industry still managed to embroil itself in scandals of its own.  2020 began with revelations about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone hacking and a Microsoft employee getting caught stealing millions from the company.  Soon after, however, Silicon Valley largely closed its doors and the tech world...
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United States: Second Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Against Favored Nation Rule - Arent Fox LLP

On December 28, 2020, Judge Vince Chhabria of the US District Court for the Northern District of California joined Judge Catherine Blake of the US District Court of the District of Maryland in...
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A federal judge delayed the execution of the only woman on death row, said the DOJ rescheduling it was unlawful

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File A federal judge said the Justice Department delayed the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on death row, Politico reported. US District Court Judge Randolph Moss said the DOJ acted unlawfully when it rescheduled the execution of Montgomery.  Montgomery was initially set to be executed on December 8, but her execution was rescheduled to January 12 after her ...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Court, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, US District Court, Executions, Doj, Justice Department


A Bloomberg reporter got divorced and froze her eggs to pursue a romance with imprisoned 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli and lead attorney Benjamin Brafman depart US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, August 3, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Bloomberg News reporter Christie Smythe got divorced, quit her reporting job, and froze her eggs in pursuit of a romantic relationship with Martin Shkreli, she told Elle. Smythe broke the news that Shkreli was under federal investigation in 2015, before becoming inc...
Tags: New York, Crime, News, Relationships, Trends, Bloomberg, Brooklyn, Nih, US District Court, Elle, Clifford, Ftc, Martin Shkreli, Pharma Bro, Bloomberg News, Shkreli


Biden officially earns over 270 Electoral College votes, cementing his victory over Trump

  President-elect Joe Biden has officially earned over 270 Electoral College votes from the presidential electors voting around the country on Monday.  Slates of presidential electors are meeting in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to formally cast their votes. Monday's vote brings an end to nearly six weeks of efforts by Trump and his allies to subvert and even invalidate election results that Biden won through lawsuits and court challenges.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
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Federal judges in Georgia and Michigan eviscerated 2 of Sidney Powell's 'Kraken' lawsuits in one morning

Sidney Powell Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Federal judges in Georgia and Michigan rebuked two sweeping legal challenges brought by conservative attorney Sidney Powell seeking to overturn both states' presidential election results. In Michigan, US District Court Judge Linda Parker denied Powell's request for a motion to throw out the election results, finding that the plaintiffs' case was moot and they were unlikely to succeed on the merits. Shortly after, Georgia federal...
Tags: Politics, New York, Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, US District Court, George W Bush, Trump, Kraken, Parker


Amazon and YETI sue third-party sellers, alleging they sold counterfeit tumblers, as the retail giant cracks down on fake goods

In this June 6, 2019, file photo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP Amazon and YETI filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that third-party sellers imported fake YETI tumblers from China and sold them on Amazon. YETI is known for its luxury coolers and other tailgate-ready accessories. A 20 oz YETI tumbler retails for about $30 and a large cooler clocks in at $350. Amazon has attempted to crack down on counterfeit products in recent ye...
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United States: US District Court Sets Aside Interim Final Rules Affecting H-1Bs Previously Issued By The US Department Of Labor And Department Of Homeland Security - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

On Dec. 1, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California set aside two Interim Final Rules affecting the H-1B program...
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Sidney Powell's Trump lawsuit is the stuff of 'mythos' and has no basis in reality, Georgia officials said in bid for dismissal

Attorney Sidney Powell at a campaign rally. Ben Margot/AP A lawsuit filed by Republican lawyer Sidney Powell seeking to overturn Georgia's election results is the stuff of "mythos," a group of officials wrote in a joint filing Saturday.  The request was a response to a 1,000-page filing from lawyers Lin Wood and Powell, who had once been part of Trump's legal team, alleging fraud in Georgia's voting system.  "Their claims would be extraordinary if true, but they are not," the Georgia offic...
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A federal appeals court unanimously shut down a conservative lawyer's attempt to block Biden's presidential win in Georgia

Attorney Lin Wood, member of President Donald Trump's legal team, speaks during a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. Associated Press/Ben Margot A US federal appeals court dismissed a bid by conservative lawyer Lin Wood to block President-elect Joe Biden's win in Georgia, the latest in a string of Trump-aligned legal setbacks to overturn the November election results. The Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled in a 3-0 decision to deny Wood's request to block the...
Tags: Politics, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, US District Court, Wood, Kamala Harris, Trump, Election 2020, Sidney Powell, Court of Appeals


Historian groups sue White House over fears the Trump administration will destroy records before leaving office

President Trump and Jared Kushner during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images Multiple historian groups are suing the White House over fears that the Trump Administration will improperly maintain records before the transition to President-elect Joe Biden, The Washington Post reported Saturday.  "The archive, historians, and CREW are suing to put some backbone in the law and prevent any bonfire of records in the Rose Garden," said Tom Blanton, directo...
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United States: Breaking: Federal Court Sets Aside New Rules Threatening Employer H-1B Visa Submissions - Mayer Brown

This afternoon, the US District Court for the Northern District of California set aside two rules issued by the Trump administration pertaining to employer sponsorship of H-1B workers, both of which bypassed notice-and-comment ...
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READ: Judge's order dismissing Trump campaign Pennsylvania lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania dealt a death blow on Saturday to the Trump campaign's effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Read Brann's order below.
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Read: Judge's order dismissing Trump campaign lawsuit

Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania dealt a death blow on Saturday to the Trump campaign's effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Read Brann's order below.
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