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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona opioid case against Purdue, Sackler family

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REUTERS/Erin Schaff/File PhotoThe justices declined to take the rare step of allowing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to pursue a case directly with the Supreme Court on the role the drugmaker played in the U.A federal bankruptcy judge has placed a hold on all of the lower court and state court cases against Purdue.

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China claims detained Uighurs have been freed | World news

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China has said Uighurs and other minorities believed to be detained in Xinjiang have been freed, repeating claims made previously but offering no evidence of their release.5 million people in re-education and other internment camps, the Xinjiang governor, Shohrat Zakir, told reporters in Beijing that they had “returned to society”.

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Johnson pursues low-paid workers for £8k costs in Brexit case | Politics

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The union took Boris Johnson to court because of his threats to crash out of the EU despite being obliged to seek an extension under the Benn act.Photograph: Vudi Xhymshiti/AP



Boris Johnson’s lawyers are pursuing three low-paid workers and their union for at least £8,000 in court costs despite the prime minister breaking his promise on extending the Brexit deadline.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Berkeley cell phone law

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Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, U.Supreme Court on Monday rejected a free speech challenge brought by a trade group against a regulation issued by the California city of Berkeley that requires cell phone retailers to tell customers of certain radiation risks.

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Hillsborough, failure and the British criminal justice system | Letters | Football

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‘David Conn has once more done a great service for the families of those killed, the injured and survivors,’ says Stephen Hopkins.Photograph: John Giles/PA



David Conn (Once again, the law has failed the victims of Hillsborough, Journal, 6 December) has done more than most to highlight the terrible failings of the British criminal justice system in the 30 years since the disaster at Hillsborough.

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Apple has 'deep concerns' that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

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logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.District Court for the Northern District of California, prosecutors argued that Xiaolang Zhang and Jizhong Chen should continue to be monitored because they present flight risks.

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Mistakes, but no political bias in FBI probe of Trump campaign: watchdog

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Justice Department’s internal watchdog said on Monday that it found numerous errors but no evidence of political bias by the FBI when it opened an investigation into contacts between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia in 2016.Horowitz found that the FBI had a legal “authorized purpose” to ask for court approval to begin surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser.

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Amazon lawsuit blames Trump for loss of Pentagon cloud contract

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President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival Microsoft Corp.Court of Federal Claims, Amazon said Trump launched "repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to steer" the Pentagon cloud contract called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, popularly known as JEDI, away from Amazon Web Services.

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House Democrats expect to unveil formal charges in Trump impeachment

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Pelosi’s office said later that House committee leaders would hold a news conference on Tuesday morning to announce the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.A senior House Democratic aide told Reuters they were expected to draft two articles of impeachment against Trump, one on abuse of power and the other on obstruction of Congress.

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Democrats expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

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Democratic committee leaders met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after the last scheduled impeachment hearing concluded on Monday evening.Pelosi’s office announced later that the House Committee officials will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning to announce the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.

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Nokia halts legal action against Daimler with mediation offer in patent row

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licensing fees.FILE PHOTO: Visitors gather outside the Nokia booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2019.

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Protests over arbitrary detentions as China hosts global lawyers forum | World news

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As China hosts hundreds of lawyers from around the world, dozens of prominent Chinese rights lawyers remain detained, according to rights advocates who have criticised the event as “a mockery”.On Tuesday China held the second day of the global lawyers forum, coinciding with human rights day, bringing more than 800 legal professionals including those from the International Bar Association, the International Association of Lawyers, and the Bar Council of England and Wales.

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U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction

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The Supreme Court has a 5-4 conservative majority and is closely divided on abortion rights.The Supreme Court in 1973 recognized a woman’s right to obtain an abortion under the U.

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Sprint tells of business struggles in first day of T-Mobile merger trial

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The evidence is central to the states’ argument that Sprint and T-Mobile as standalone companies force competition between carriers, providing the best deal for consumers.Lawyers for the states also presented evidence suggesting Sprint wanted a deal so more money could be earned from each customer.

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Appellate Races Rocked by Benham's Early Resignation

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Justice Robert Benham, Supreme Court of Georgia (Photo: John Disney/ALM)


Justice Robert Benham announced Thursday that he will resign from his post March 1, apparently ending what had been a four-candidate race for his seat on the state Supreme Court and injecting a major change in a race for the Court of Appeals.Want to continue reading?

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Albany Judge Rejects Challenge to NY Ending Religious Exemption for Vaccines

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, left, and Michael Sussman confer before a hearing at the Albany County Courthouse on Aug.Photo: Hans Pennink/AP


New York’s recently enacted law that barred parents from citing religious concerns to avoid having their children vaccinated before attending school has been upheld as constitutional by a state judge in Albany, who tossed a lawsuit against the measure this week.

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U.S. bankruptcy watchdog takes aim at Philly refiner's executive bonus plan

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FILE PHOTO: A boat passes beside the Philadelphia Energy Solutions plant refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.government’s bankruptcy watchdog said on Friday.

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Elaine Glover obituary | World news

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In the late 1960s Elaine taught English and liberal studies at Bolton Institute (now Bolton University) to motor mechanics and textile technicians.She worked with the poet Tony Connor – until they were both dismissed in 1970 for reasons of “economy”.

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FAA seeks $3.9 million fine from Boeing for defective parts on 737 NG planes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday it seeks to impose a $3.9 million fine on Boeing Co, alleging it failed to prevent the installation of defective parts on about 130 737 NG airplanes.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to resume federal executions

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REUTERS/Bryan WoolstonThe justices left in place a hold imposed by a federal judge on four executions that had been scheduled by U.The administration turned to the Supreme Court after the appeals court on Dec.