Category: federal

Federal judge approves ending consent decrees that prevented movie studios from owning theaters
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Federal judge approves ending consent decrees that prevented movie studios from owning theaters

A federal judge has approved the Department of Justice’s efforts to end the Paramount Consent Decrees — 70-year-old court orders that prevented movie studios from engaging in a variety of anti-competitive behaviors, including ownership of movie theaters. U.S. District Court Judge Analisa Torres cited the rise of streaming services like Netflix as one of the…

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Ken Cuccinelli: Federal Agents Could Sue Pelosi for Libel — ‘Speaker of the House Knows That She’s Using Nazi Allusions’
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Ken Cuccinelli: Federal Agents Could Sue Pelosi for Libel — ‘Speaker of the House Knows That She’s Using Nazi Allusions’

Friday, during an interview that aired on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” acting Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli weighed in on the civil unrest plaguing several American cities. Guest host Lisa Boothe asked Cuccinelli why those cities should not have to deal with the consequences given that the elected leadership in…

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Federal Judge Orders Michael Cohen Released from Prison
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Federal Judge Orders Michael Cohen Released from Prison

A federal judge on Thursday ordered former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison and into home confinement, ruling he was sent back into federal custody earlier this month in retaliation for a forthcoming tell-all book. Judge Alvin Hellerstein concluded Cohen, who was put back in federal custody after being temporarily released due to coronavirus-related…

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Joe Biden: Federal Law Enforcement ‘Brutally Attacking Peaceful Protesters’ in Portland
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Joe Biden: Federal Law Enforcement ‘Brutally Attacking Peaceful Protesters’ in Portland

Former Vice President Joe Biden called violent anarchists attacking federal property in Portland, Oregon, “peaceful protesters” in a statement Tuesday condemning President Donald Trump for sending in federal law enforcement officers. In a statement, Biden failed to condemn the violent actions of rioters who have attacked a federal courthouse, vandalizing it and attempting to set…

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Federal court rules WhatsApp and Facebook’s malware exploit case against NSO Group can proceed
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Federal court rules WhatsApp and Facebook’s malware exploit case against NSO Group can proceed

A U.S. federal court judge ruled on Thursday that WhatsApp and parent company Facebook’s lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance software company NSO Group can go forward. Phyllis Hamilton, Chief Judge of the United Stated District Court of the Northern District of California, denied most of the arguments NSO Group made when it filed a motion…

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Federal Judge Orders Dakota Pipeline Shut Down
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Federal Judge Orders Dakota Pipeline Shut Down

A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Dakota Access pipeline must be shut down by August 5. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued the order, a stunning legal setback for the Trump administration and the U.S. oil industry, in a 24 page memorandum that held the environmental review for the project fell too far…

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Oakland PD: 2 Federal Officers Shot, 1 Fatally During George Floyd Protest
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Oakland PD: 2 Federal Officers Shot, 1 Fatally During George Floyd Protest

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images Two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents were shot — one fatally — Friday night during violent unrest in Oakland, California, as protests spread across America over the case of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his neck for nearly ten minutes. “Two Federal Protective…

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