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SpaceX Facing Potential Prosecution Over Unlicensed Guards, Beach Closures

Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz said SpaceX activities in Texas are bordering on illegal and warned the company it may face prosecution if it does not make changes to its operation. So reports CNN.


Ice Cube’s Infringement Case Against Robinhood Melts with Federal Ruling

A California judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Ice Cube after he accused stock trading platform Robinhood of improperly using his likeness to promote its products. So reports Yahoo! Finance.


Judge Tosses Murder Case Against Simone Biles’ Brother After Mistrial

The murder charges against Tevin Biles-Thomas, the brother of star gymnast Simone Biles, have been dismissed. So reports The New York Daily News.


DOJ Pushing Death Sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

The Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty ruling for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a lower court vacated that penalty. So reports Fox News.


Utah Assistant AG Apologizes for Bizarre 'Die and Go to Hell' Email

Assistant Attorney General Steven Wuthrich apologized for a profanity-filled email directed at a city council candidate who interrupted his nap. So reports The New York Post.


UM Law Dean Out Much to Dismay Of Faculty, Who Adopted a Protest Resolution

The dean of the University of Miami School of Law, Anthony Varona, has been fired, effective on Thursday, July 1, although many at the school have questioned the decision. So reports The Miami Hurricane.


Lawsuit Claiming Prosecutor Fudged Numbers to Win Murder Conviction Gets New Life

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit from Conrad Truman, of Utah, who claims a prosecutor purposefully gave wrong measurements to get him convicted of murdering his wife. So reports KSL.


Disbarred Lawyer Charged with Fraud in $500K Scam

Gerald Douglas, a disbarred Brooklyn attorney, helped an ex-con fleece friends out of more than $500,000, according to prosecutors. So reports The New York Daily News.


Calif. Assault Weapon Ban Unconstitutional: Judge

A federal judge in California said the state’s assault weapons ban—a law that has been on the books for three-decades—is in violation of the Second Amendment. So reports Fox News.


SCOTUS Refuses Case Challenging Men-only Draft Law

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by the National Coalition for Men challenging the law that requires men, but not women, to register for the draft. So reports NPR.


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