June, 27 2022

⚖️ How Did We Get to a Post-Roe World?

The court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade went against decades of legal precedent, which expanded the right to privacy to cover contraception, consensual sex, and reproductive rights, which could all be under attack next.

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⚖️ Brittany Griner Surfaces in Russia

WNBA star player Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for drug possession charges. Now, she has resurfaced, being photographed after her hearing as scheduled for July 1st, leading some to hope she could return home soon.

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⚖️ Rudy Giuliani's Supermarket Standoff

While holding court at a supermarket in Staten Island and campaigning for his son, who is running for Governor of NYC, security footage shows Ruby Giuliani being slapped in the back by an employee.

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⚖️ Another Religious Liberty Ruling from the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court sided with a high school football coach Joseph Kennedy who sought to pray after games, ruling his right to pray on the 50-yard-line is constitutionally protected.

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💻 Truth Social SPAC Board Members Subpoenaed

A New York-based grand jury issued board members of the SPAC Digital World subpoenas over plans to merge the SPAC with Trump Media and Technology Group, which owns the former president's social media platform Truth Social.

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💻 Period Tracking Apps Adjust to Post-Roe Data Concerns

Many women use period-tracking apps to track their cycles, but in the post, Roe-era data from the apps could become evidence in states that have banned abortion, setting the stage for new data privacy protection legislation and policy.

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🍿 Kyrie Irving is on the Move

The Brooklyn Nets have given Kyrie Irving permission to seek and sign a trade with a new team, and rumors have it that the LA Lakers are interested in snapping him up.

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🍿 Alex Wagner to Succeed Rachel Maddow

Political commentator Alex Wagner will inherit Rachel Maddow's 9 pm time slot at MSNBC on August 16th, just before the midterm elections, and as Maddow scales back her appearances on the show.

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🍿 Celebrities React to Roe at Glastonbury and the BETs

Musicians and celebrities like Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae spoke out against the overturning of Roe v. Wade at the Glastonbury festival and the BET awards.

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💻 Crypto Exchange FTX is Exploring Acquiring Robinhood

The Crypto Exchange FTX, helmed by Sam Bankman-Fried, is reportedly exploring a path to buy the investing platform Robinhood, sending the platform's stocks climbing up the charts.

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🍿 Watch Out for Madame Web

Actress Emma Roberts joins Sydney Sweeney and Dakota Johnson in the Marvel universe as a member of the cast of the Spiderman spinoff, Madame Web, directed by SJ Clarkson.

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⚖️ January 6th Committee Announces a Surprise Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday

The committee investigating the Capitol riots announced an unexpected hearing scheduled for Tuesday, much to the surprise of many since they were due to resume hearings in mid-July after viewing new evidence from documentary filmmakers who shot footage of the Trump family during and after the 2020 elections and materials from the National Archive.

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🍿 Billy Joe Armstrong to Renounce U.S. Citizenship

Lead singer of Green Day, Billy Joe Armstrong, announced in front of the audience at London Stadium that he plans to renounce his American citizenship over Roe v. Wade being overturned in an expletive-filled performance.

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⚖️ Abortion Access Back Online in Louisiana

A Louisiana state court judge blocked a trigger law banning abortion from going into effect, allowing abortion care to resume in the state. The judge blocked the law on the grounds that trigger laws are complicated and overlapping, and it is impossible to tell which ones are expected to be implemented in the chaos caused by the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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⚖️ John Eastman Reveals His Phone Was Seized by Federal Agents

The conservative attorney may be facing legal repercussions for his alleged role in helping Trump architect a way to stay in power despite losing the 2020 election if his phone being taken by federal agents is any indication.

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⚡️ Amtrack Train Collides with A Truck in Missouri

At least three people are dead, and fifty are injured after an Amtrack train collided with a dump truck across its track in Northwest Missouri, causing several sections of the train to derail and fall on their sides.

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Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

New Autopsy Results Released

Stephen Cina, an Adams County, Colorado coroner, released an amended autopsy report today. The amended autopsy lists Elijah McClain's cause of death as an overdose of ketamine, which was administered by officers who forcibly restrained McClain in a chokehold as he was walking home from a convenience store in 2019.
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Finally amended

  • McClain was just 23-year-old when he was killed.
  • When the Aurora, Colorado police department did an investigation in 2019, it found no policy violations but an independent investigation ruled that the officers had no basis to use any sort of force on McClain.
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The context
An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

Yet Another Special Master Hiccup

An appeals court dealt former president Donald Trump's legal team a significant blow, ruling that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and rejecting Trump's argument that he declassified the documents, saying that even if he had, the documents still belong to the government.
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Too much for one master

  • Judge Raymond Dearie has proposed that former Magistrate Judge James Orenstein help him complete the review of the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.
  • Dearie also gave Trump's legal team until September 30th to back up their claim that the FBI planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago with an itemized list of documents they believe were planted.
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Can go criminal

  • A federal appeals court ruled that the DOJ can resume reviewing the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and they can use them in a criminal investigation into Trump.
  • The ruling repeals an earlier ruling by Trump-appointed judge Aileen Cannon.
  • Trump nominated two of the three 11th Circuit judges that ruled on the DOJ appeal.
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Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
Police in San Francisco, CA, can now watch private security camera feeds in real-time after the city board approved the measure, which the ACLU opposed.
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Real time access

  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to grant Police access to private surveillance cameras.
  • Police can access the feeds in real-time without the owner's consent.
  • The department won't have constant access but will be able to tap into the feeds.
  • SF Mayor London Breed said the measure is necessary to curb rising crime.
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Privacy concerns

  • The vote was split 7-4 and shocked many residents of the predominately liberal city with the ruling.
  • Advocates for the measure said that it was high time that the relaxed board passed measures to help curb crime.
  • The pilot program will run for 15 months before the supervisors vote again on whether to extend or end the program.
  • Police can access cameras for up to 24 hours if a captain signs off that the surveillance is being used for an investigation or in the case of emergencies where lives are at stake.
  • The ACLU opposed the program because it violates the privacy of private citizens who own security cameras.
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