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Fifth Circuit: Gun Law Restricting Those with Domestic Violence History Unconstitutional  

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled the government is not allowed to restrict gun ownership of individuals with a history of domestic violence. So reports the Associated Press.

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Student Wins Against School in Fight Over 'Jesus-themed' COVID-19 Mask  

Elementary-school student Lydia Booth won a discrimination lawsuit against her school district after it prohibited her from wearing an anti-COVID mask with the phrase “Jesus loves me” printed on it. So reports KOMO News.

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Rittenhouse Civil Suit Can Proceed Even Though He Wasn’t Served in Person: Judge  

The father of Anthony Huber, who was shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha, Wisconsin riots, will be allowed to pursue his wrongful death case against the recently acquitted shooter. So reports the BBC.

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ChatGPT Skates By On Law Exam with C+ Grade  

ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot with access to virtually all the data on the internet, passed a law school exam. So reports CBS.

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California Bar Points to Eastman’s Contact with Pence in New Ethics Charges  

The State Bar of California has brought an 11-count charge against John Eastman, an attorney representing ex-President Donald Trump, for his alleged involvement in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election. So reports CNN.

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Janitor Caught Urinating in Water Bottles Arrested, Employers Facing Lawsuit

Several companies are facing a lawsuit in Texas after janitor Lucio Catarino Diaz was arrested for urinating in water bottles and causing 13 women to contract the herpes simplex 1 virus. So reports Fox News.

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Fireball Maker Under Fire in Class-action Suit Alleging Misleading Labeling  

Sazerac Company, the producer of the popular Fireball Cinnamon Whisky alcoholic beverage, is facing a class-action lawsuit after consumers accused the maker of misleading customers who purchased the company’s mini bottles. So reports USA Today.

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AI-powered Defender Faces Major Backlash from Legal Community  

Joshua Browder, the CEO of DoNotPay, is walking back his efforts to deploy an AI-driven legal defender after receiving threats of prosecution and prison. So reports NPR.

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BBB Lawyering Up as Potential Bankruptcy Filing Looms

Bed Bath & Beyond has hired a number of legal advisors as it considers a potential bankruptcy protection filing. So reports CNBC.

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Alec Baldwin’s Attorney on Charges: Terrible Miscarriage of Justice

Alec Baldwin has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter related to the death of Rust crew member Halyna Hutchins, and his attorney called the indictment a “terrible miscarriage of justice.” So reports Deadline.

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