Shortly before a district judge released Fakhruddin and Farida Attar on bond, a federal prosuector revealed the couple may have participated in over 100 acts of female genital mutilation. On Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward told a judge that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala could have victimized up to 100 young women and girls. Woodward made
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The Chicago suburb of Des Plaines settled a lawsuit to the tune of $580,000 after denying a Muslim organization the opportunity to convert a vacant building into a mosque. The Department of Justice announced the ruling on Tuesday after Des Plaines settled with the agency as well as The Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinians.
The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a lawsuit against South Carolina’s Lexington County, accusing it of running a modern day debtors’ prison. The ACLU, along with Terrell Marshall Law Group, are targeting what they say is a rampant issue with a class-action suit filed in a U.S. District Court in Columbia, SC. According to
The Senate is aiming to pass a healthcare reform bill in the coming month, although they’ve yet to formulate a working plan for replacement. Rejecting the hastily voted-upon repeal of Obamacare assembled by the House and narrowly passed just months ago, the Senate is hoping to create a feasible alternative. For nearly seven years, Conservative
Federal Communications Commission Seeks Feedback on Straight-To-Voicemail Tactics By Telemarketers, Debt CollectorsJune 6, 2017
Consumer rights advocates and three attorneys general are asking the Federal Communications Commission to curb a new straight-to-voicemail messaging technique being used by debt collectors and telemarketers. The FCC is seeking feedback from the public after receiving a petition from a ‘ringless voicemail provider’ trying to avoid regulation under the confines of the Telephone Consumer
Less than two weeks after a suicide bombing in Manchester claimed the lives of 22 young adults and children, central London was paralyzed after a trio of men launched a coordinated terror attack. Late Saturday night, three men rampaged across London Bridge in a van, mowing down pedestrians and running through a waning evening crowd.
Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Lift Injunction on Executive Order Restricting Muslim ImmigrationJune 4, 2017
Earlier in the week, President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court of the United States to weigh in on a controversial executive order which has been derided by many as a ban on Muslim immigration. Filed Thursday night, the Justice Department is requesting the high court’s justices to lift an injunction which stops the executive
A US District Judge ruled on Wednesday that the NYPD will face a lawsuit over its of sound cannons in a 2014 protest. In his midweek decision, Judge Robert Sweet said in Manhattan that that people who claimed to ‘suffer hearing loss, migraines, ringing in the ears and other injuries’ during protests over the death
Professional golfer Tiger Woods made a public apology for driving under the influence a day after his arrest. When the athlete was found asleep at the wheel of his dented and banged-up Mercedes, law enforcement officers suspected Woods had spent the night drinking. His head was on the steering wheel, two tires were flat, and
President Trump is facing a significant backlash from influential politicians and businessmen after withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. On Thursday, the President officially announced that the United States would buck the treaty, which aims to reduce carbon emissions and slow the effects of global warming. Speculation about a possible withdrawal from the agreement had