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Federal Judge Issues Order Blocking Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban

“From the moment S.B. 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution”, US District Judge Robert Pitman said when addressing a request from the Justice Department, which brought the lawsuit. “That other courts may find a way to avoid this conclusion is theirs to decide; this Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right.” The appointed authority’s structure is a win for abortion laws’ defenders, who had seen different endeavors to hinder the law obstructed by the ban’s plan. Though, it may be just an impermanent triumph.

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Goldman Sachs Pleads Guilty to 1MDB Scandal and Pays $2.9B Fine

Last Thursday, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. agreed to pay a $2.9B fine to regulators for raising funds for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund tied to multiple cases of fraud and corruption. Dubbed as “one of the biggest financial scams in history,” the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has led one of the world’s largest investment firms to plead guilty after further investigations ensued.

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