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Federal Appeals Court Throws Out California Ban On Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

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| The court on Friday ruled that the state's "near-categorical ban of [the magazines] infringes on the fundamental right to self-defense." The decision is a blow to gun control activists.

Governor Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mayor Over Masks, But Fight May Not Be Over

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Gov. Brian Kemp suggests he will wait out his existing executive order and address Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' refusal to lift her mask-wearing requirement when he signs a new one on Aug. 15.

Supreme Court Allows Rhode Island To Make Voting By Mail Easier Amid Pandemic

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The state has agreed to suspend a requirement that mail-in ballots must be signed before two witnesses or a notary. The high court rejects a Republican effort to reinstate the rule this fall.

Department Of Justice Seizes Bitcoin, Websites From Terror Groups

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The DOJ calls this "the government's largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context." It also seizes websites ISIS allegedly used to sell fake face masks during the pandemic.

Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Raising Questions 75 Years Later

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The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were said at the time to be justified as the only way to end World War II. Seventy five years later, legal experts say they would now be war crimes.

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Appeals Court Tosses Out Death Sentence For Boston Marathon Bomber

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A three-judge panel sends Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case back to a lower court for resentencing, saying the jury that sentenced him to death had not been adequately vetted.

Twin Rulings By Federal Judge Block 'Public Charge' Rules For Immigrants

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The judge cites the coronavirus pandemic in blocking the Trump administration's attempt to widen the criteria for what makes an immigrant a "public charge."

Judge Releases Trove Of Sealed Records Related To Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

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The judge unsealed hundreds of pages of documents related to a now-settled defamation suit brought against Maxwell by one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers.

Atlanta Mayor Defends Legal Face-Off With Georgia's Governor Over Masks

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' order requiring face masks in her city has prompted Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to sue. Bottoms discusses the legal battle and plans for schools in the fall.

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