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Supreme Court Prohibits Mobile Phone Robocalls To Collect Federal Debt

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| Federal debt collectors were granted an exception from the general robocall ban in 2015. The high court ruled that Congress can't favor some speech over others.

Court Rules Dakota Access Pipeline Must Be Emptied For Now


A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a full environmental review. Until then, oil must stop flowing through the controversial pipeline.

Supreme Court Rules State 'Faithless Elector' Laws Constitutional


The decision could directly affect the election, which will take place in November amid a pandemic and a partial economic collapse.

Federal Prosecutors Discussed 'Burying' Evidence In Troubled New York Case


The government acknowledged problems with sharing evidence with the defense, but prosecutors argue the missteps were inadvertent, not malicious. A judge is assessing the matter.

New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents


Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects trans athletes.

Supreme Court Acts To Postpone More Controversies, From Mueller Report To Abortion


The decisions ensure none of these cases will be decided before the November election.

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Charged In Connection To Jeffrey Epstein Abuse Case


The British socialite has previously been accused of helping Epstein run an alleged sex-trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls.

Trump And McConnell, Via Swath Of Judges, Will Affect U.S. Law For Decades


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been advancing the White House's judicial candidates with single-minded focus. Two hundred have been confirmed.

Supreme Court: Montana Can't Exclude Religious Schools From Scholarship Program


The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's other conservatives, is a win for parents who wanted to use the state tax credit to help send children to religious schools.