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Federal judge overturns part of Insys founder Kapoor’s racketeering conviction

When Insys founder John Kapoor was found guilty on federal racketeering charges in May, it marked the stiffest conviction yet for an opioid executive at the center of the nation’s addiction crisis. Now, a federal judge says prosecutors failed to present enough evidence to support some of those claims—likely lowering Kapoor’s sentence. Prosecutors failed to present evidence showing Kapoor and… Read More »

Federal judge freezes Trump's religious and moral exemptions to Obamacare contraception mandate

A Pennsylvania district court judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s exemptions from the federal birth control rules from taking effect across the U.S., less than 24 hours after a similar hold was placed in 13 states and the District of Columbia. The revised rules, which allow employers to opt out of a requirement that… Read More »

Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law is unconstitutional – San Francisco Chronicle

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Climate change will have dire consequences for US, federal report concludes

The federally mandated study was supposed to come out in December but was released by the Trump administration on Friday, at a time when many Americans are on a long holiday weekend, distracted by family and shopping. David Easterling, director of the Technical Support Unit at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, emphasized that… Read More »