corruption

Calif. Rejects Affirmative Action In Education, Gov’t Jobs

California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have struck down the state constitution’s ban on affirmative action programs, marking a victory for supporters of the status quo who argued the proposal could legalize harmful, discriminatory practices…

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Insurance Exec, Ex-NC GOP Chair Sentenced In Bribery Case

An insurance executive was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Wednesday while the former chair of the North Carolina Republican Party got probation in a case alleging they conspired to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner to nix a troublesome investigation, the Charlotte Observer and other outlets reported…

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Microsoft Can’t Get Fed. Circ. Review Of PTAB Rejection

The Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that Microsoft Corp. can’t challenge the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision in February to deny the technology giant’s petitions for review of several patents, saying the grounds for the denials are not appealable…

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Dean Skelos To Get Prison Release After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Former New York lawmaker Dean Skelos contracted COVID-19 and will likely be released soon from the prison where he’s serving time for a corruption conviction, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice said in a Wednesday letter to a Manhattan federal judge…

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