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Pakistani court allows opposition leader to travel abroad

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A top Pakistani court on Friday granted permission to the country’s ailing opposition leader, who has been charged with corruption, to travel abroad for medical treatment. The Lahore High Court ruled that Shahbaz Sharif may travel abroad from May 8 to July 3. Sharif had petitioned the court, saying he is…

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Court hears challenge to topless Prohibit at Maryland Shore

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A ban on bare-chested women at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection and should be overturned, advocates argued to a federal appeals court. The Washington Post reports that the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing a ruling last year that upheld…

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Court rules Impossible Foods may utilize’heme’ to create burgers’taste like meat’

May 4 (UPI) — A federal appeals court has ruled Impossible Foods can use “heme,” a color additive, which the company says makes its plant-based burgers taste like meat. The court in San Francisco upheld Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve soy leghemoglobin as a color additive in Impossible Foods plant-based…

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Court watchers buzz about Breyer’s possible retirement

The possibility of Justice Stephen BreyerStephen BreyerSenate hears from Biden’s high-profile judicial nominees for first time Acting FTC chair urges Congress to revive agency authority after Supreme Court decision Schumer waiting for recommendation on Supreme Court expansion MORE’s imminent retirement is hanging over the Supreme Court as the current term enters its final weeks and…

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How the Supreme Court got called into a teens’ spat by two pearl-clutching cheer coaches

The case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., in which the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday, would just be “Mean Girls” on steroids for the digital age if the First Amendment issues weren’t so important.A 14-year-old high school cheerleader — B.L., for Brandi Levy — at Mahanoy Area High School in central Pennsylvania…

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Supreme Court: Should schools regulate teens’ speech off-campus?

Washington Fourteen-year-old Brandi Levy was having that kind of day where she just wanted to scream. So she did, in a profanity-laced posting on Snapchat that has, improbably, ended up before the United States Supreme Court in the most significant case on student speech in more than 50 years.At issue is whether public schools can…

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The Best Way to Supreme Court Case About Nonprofit Donations Could Affect America’s Elections

Upon first glance, the U.S. Supreme Court case Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Rodriquez might not seem like it could impact elections. The case, which will be argued before the Supreme Court Monday, examines the constitutionality of a California regulation requiring nonprofits wishing to raise money in the state to disclose their largest donors to…

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Supreme Court asked to review case against border device searches

The case against warrantless device searches at the border might soon face a crucial test. The ACLU and EFF have asked the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Department of Homeland Security policies that allow the warrant- and suspicion-free searches at airport and other points of entry. The groups argued that an appeals court…

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Indian Court Urges Officials to ‘Beg, Borrow or Steal’ Oxygen as COVID Spike Causes Shortage

The New Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered that oxygen should be diverted from industrial sites to hospitals to save lives amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in India.”You can’t have people die because there is no oxygen. Beg, borrow or steal, it is a national emergency,” the judges said, responding to a petition by…

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US Supreme Court questions permanent residency for a number of migrants

Some of the justices are sceptical that protected migrants who entered the US illegally should be offered legal citizenship.US Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared reluctant to let people who have been allowed to stay in the United States on humanitarian grounds apply to become permanent residents if they entered the country illegally. The justices…