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2021-12-17 Court Lets Dominion Go Forward With $1.7B Fox Defamation Lawsuit

Quote: << In a 52-page opinion, Davis said Fox News may have pushed election fraud claims against Dominion despite knowing those claims were false. —- In a statement, Fox News said it remains “committed to defending against this baseless lawsuit and its all-out assault on the First Amendment.” >> Fox should know that the First

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2021-10-24 The Role Of Antitrust Law In Energy Democracy

This 1 hour podcast discusses lawsuits, antitrust against SRP – Salt River Project, among others. This was originally by Solar Cities which was bought by Tesla. Tesla and SRP settled out of court, so sadly the court never got to make a legal decision. This has to do with an electric utility making it difficult

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2021-10-14 Attack On Texas Abortion Law A Threat – GOP

The headlines read:: << GOP-Led States Call U.S. Attack on Texas Abortion Law a Threat The states say the federal government needs to be reined in. >> I’m not sure if this is sensationalism or if there really are leaders in GOP-led states who are making these claims. In 1973 the Supreme Court struck down

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Texas Anti-abortion Law Is Suspended

A judge ordered the Texas Anti-abortion law suspended. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/sep/09/greg-abbott/texas-gov-abbott-wrong-about-pregnancy-abortion-ti/

2021-09-10 SCOTUS’s Shadow Docket

The Supreme Court’s shadow docket and its ramifications for the executive branch. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/31/supreme-court-us-cases-shadow-docket

2021-08-25 Powell, Other Lawyers Disciplinary Action

Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell faces disciplinary action including fines for abusing the court. << “This lawsuit represents a historic and profound abuse of the judicial process,” Parker said in her decision, adding that the case “was never about fraud – it was about undermining the People’s faith in our democracy and debasing the judicial

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2021-07-11 Judge Blocks Fla. Law To Punish Social Media

The Florida Trumplicans passed a law that fines social media companies $250,000 a day for suspending accounts of politicians. This law violates the social media companies’ First Amendment rights to control what users agreed to when they signed up. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/federal-judge-blocks-florida-law-targeting-facebook-twitter-over-politician-bans/ What should be of great concern to everyone is that a law that is this

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2021-06-25 DoJ Taking New Ga. Election Law To Court

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/justice-department-sue-georgia-voting-rights-law-sourcejustice-department-sue-georgia-voting-rights-law-source/story?id=78488089 ***** It’s difficult to understand how these Trumplicans can break federal laws then claim the federal government is taking away their state rights. The Voting Rights Act was put in place to prevent the kinds of abuses that states were doing in the 1960s. This VRA has has broad bipartisan support for many decades

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2021-05-26 Court Orders Shell To Cut Carbon by 45% by 2030

The Court in the Hague has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. The court accused them of violating Dutch law and European human rights. The landmark case was brought by Friends of the Earth and more than 17,000 co-plaintiffs. https://amp.theguardian.com/business/2021/may/26/court-orders-royal-dutch-shell-to-cut-carbon-emissions-by-45-by-2030 This news made it to all the major mainstream

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