Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Conservative Group, Demanding Access to Voter Rolls for Database Expansion

Santa Fe, New Mexico – A federal judge has issued a ruling stating that New Mexico election officials violated the National Voter Registration Act by refusing to provide voter rolls to a conservative group and its public online database. U.S. District Court Judge James Browning’s decision largely favors the Voter Reference Foundation, which seeks to expand a free database of registered voters to allow other organizations and individuals to search for potential fraud. However, critics argue that making voter lists widely available could expose sensitive information to bad actors or potentially disenfranchise voters through intimidation … Read more

Battling the Oil Giant: Texas Judge Rules in Favor of 7,000 BP Retirees in Pension Dispute

Houston, Texas—A federal judge in Texas has ruled in favor of more than 7,000 BP retirees who claimed that the energy company interfered with their pension plans and shortchanged their retirement benefits. The judge’s decision comes after a lengthy legal battle between the retirees and BP, and could have significant financial implications for the oil giant. The retirees alleged that BP manipulated their pension plans, resulting in lower retirement benefits than what they were entitled to. The class-action lawsuit, which was filed in 2019, accused BP of violating federal pension laws and breaching its fiduciary … Read more

Federal Judge Upholds First Amendment Rights, Rules in Favor of Oregon Church in Homeless Meal Service Case

Brookings, Oregon – A federal judge has ruled in favor of a church in a First Amendment case, preventing a southern Oregon city from shutting down the church’s homeless meal service. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke deemed an ordinance passed by the city of Brookings to be a violation of the religious freedom rights of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. The church has been providing meals to the homeless since 2009. The ordinance required a permit to serve free food in residential areas and limited the church’s meal services to only two days a week. In … Read more

Australian Court Delivers Landmark Decision in Favor of Crypto Industry, Dismissing Regulatory Case Against Finder Wallet

SYDNEY, Australia – In a significant victory for the crypto industry, an Australian Federal Court has made a “landmark” judgment that dismissed a case brought by the country’s market regulator against Finder Wallet. The case alleged that the Finder Earn product offering violated the Corporations Act by operating as a financial services business without the necessary license. However, the court ruled in favor of Finder Wallet, stating that the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) failed to prove that the product was a debenture. As a result, ASIC has been ordered to pay the defendant’s … Read more