The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a bid from Bayer-owned Monsanto that aimed to challenge thousands of lawsuits claiming its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer – a potentially costly ruling, AFP reported Tuesday. The high court did not explain its decision, which left intact a $25 million ruling in favor of a California man who alleged he developed cancer after using the chemical for years.… Read the rest
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined on Thursday to take up a case involving a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York that does not offer an exemption for religious reasons. The court’s action follows a decision in December in which the justices declined an emergency request to halt the requirement. At the time, doctors, nurses and other medical workers who said they were being forced to choose between their jobs and religious beliefs.… Read the rest
Steven Ahle | July 10, 2022 Whistleblowers have accused Pfizer and two of their contractors with fraud for manipulating test results in their clinical trials. One might expect Pfizer to plead not guilty, but they didn’t. They actually admitted that there was some fraud, but the charges must be dropped because the federal government knew about it and continued to pay them.… Read the rest
The Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees will remain blocked until at least September after a federal appeals court on Monday agreed to reconsider its previous decision to reinstate the mandate. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will revisit its April ruling by a three-judge panel that the administration has the legal authority to require federal employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, The Associated Press reported.… Read the rest
The order sparks important conversation on the privacy of individuals. On May 12, 2022, a bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising Justice Nageshwara Rao and Justice B.R. Gavai, delivered a significant judgement in which it held that the directive of the state governments and the Union Territories to make vaccination compulsory was unreasonable. The judgement also directed the Union government to release the data of clinical trials subject to the privacy of the individuals.… Read the rest
Dow had planned to appeal the case to the Supreme Court, confident that the high court’s consistent 5-4 split (with Scalia’s considerable weight favoring business and other conservative causes regardless of the precedent or even logic involved) would play out in their favor. Upon news of the famously hard line conservative judge’s death, however, Dow quickly did an about face and decided to accept a slightly lower settlement of $835 million and be done with it, rather than take their chances with a tie in the Supreme Court, which would by default uphold the lower court’s ruling.
“The U.S. Supreme Court draws the line at child slavery,” as the website Legal Reader put it so succinctly. “Like most slavery operations, cocoa slavery victims are drawn from nearby poor countries with false advertising promising a good job and enough income to send money home. The slaves are boys who, like all slaves, are immediately “broken”–broken physically and mentally—to make them docile. Boys who are rebellious or are caught trying to escape tend to disappear.”