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The Supreme Court of India ordered the release of NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha in a UAPA case, deeming his arrest and remand as illegal.

Supreme Court orders release of NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha, declares his arrest illegal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of Prabir Purkayastha, the editor-in-chief of news website NewsClick, and declared that his arrest was illegal, Bar and Bench reported. A bench of Justices BR Gavai and Sandeep Mehta on Wednesday noted that a copy of the remand application was not given to the NewsClick editor-in-chief or his lawyer, and so, the court order remanding him to custody was not valid.

Governments and social media platforms might be working together to censor certain kinds of online content.

Governments could be censoring social media content

U.S. policymakers have struggled to agree on the rules of engagement with social media platforms, especially regarding violent, threatening or otherwise dangerous content. In the wake of recent events — namely the COVID-19 pandemic and the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection, both of which were amplified by online dis- and mis-information — some have also argued…

Arizona's GOP-led Senate has voted to repeal a Civil War-era abortion ban, with two Republicans joining the chamber's 14 Democrats.

Arizona Senate votes to repeal 1864 near-total abortion ban

Arizona’s GOP-led Senate has voted to repeal a Civil War-era abortion ban, following a successful vote in the state’s House. The measure was supported by two Republican senators joining the chamber’s 14 Democrats. The week of April 22, three Republicans joined the 29 Democrats in the state house to vote to repeal the law. This comes…

Officers move in on the campus of UCLA as the LAPD calls the pro-Palestinian encampment an "unlawful gathering." The Morning Rundown™

Police move in on UCLA protesters, call encampment an ‘unlawful gathering’

Officers move in on the campus of UCLA with the Los Angeles Police Department calling the pro-Palestinian encampment an “unlawful gathering.” Arizona lawmakers vote to repeal a Civil War-era abortion ban. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Thursday, May 2, 2024. Police clash with UCLA protesters, call encampment an ‘unlawful gathering’ Police…

The Biden administration unveiled plans to cancel $6.1 billion in student loan debt, targeting individuals who attended the Art Institutes.

Biden announces $6.1B student loan debt relief for Art Institutes attendees

The Biden administration announced Wednesday, May 1, that it will be canceling $6.1 billion in student loan debt for 317,000 people. The debt forgiveness targets people who attended the now-defunct for-profit Art Institutes. In a statement President Joe Biden said the Art Institutes “falsified data, knowingly misled students and cheated borrowers into taking on mountains…

Florida's new 6-week abortion ban sparks debate and logistical challenges as women's access to reproductive care faces significant hurdles.

Florida’s 6-week abortion ban starts this week, residents seek alternatives

Florida’s 6-week abortion ban takes effect Wednesday, May 1, after the state’s Supreme Court upheld the law earlier in April. The state currently has a 15-week ban in place. The new law, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in April 2023, offers exceptions for rape, incest and to save the life of the mother. Candace Dye,…

Raskin criticized the Supreme Court majority, calling them "politicians who are not even subject to popular election."

Jamie Raskin Slams Supreme Court Over Trump Immunity Case: ‘Acting Like A Bunch Of Partisan Operatives’

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said the U.S. Supreme Court should be moved to the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters, after some conservative justices suggested being open to arguments in favor of presidential immunity from prosecution for former President Trump.

Donald Trump's allies are drawing up plans to dull the Federal Reserve’s independence if Trump wins another term, according to a WSJ report.

Trump vs. Fed: Allies plan for Trump to have more control over interest rates

An exclusive report from The Wall Street Journal claims that Donald Trump’s allies are drawing up plans to dull the Federal Reserve’s independence if the former president wins another term. Trump repeatedly clashed with the central bank during his four years in the White House. According to the Journal, these allies think the president should be…

Chef José Andrés honored seven World Central Kitchen aid workers killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza earlier this month.

José Andrés honors World Central Kitchen aid workers killed in Gaza

At a memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, April 25, celebrity chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, gave an emotional tribute to seven aid workers killed in a Gaza airstrike by the Israel Defense Forces earlier this month. Israeli military officials acknowledged the airstrike was a mistake and have disciplined those involved. Andrés has…

Hedge fund executive and billionaire Bill Ackman has signaled to associates that he is likely to support Donald Trump for president over Joe Biden, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Trump Attorney John Sauer Doubles Down On Argument That Presidents Are Immune From Assassinating Political Rivals At Supreme Court

Donald Trump’s attorney John Sauer argued before the Supreme Court that — depending on the circumstances — assassinating a political rival could be considered an official act.

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