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Supreme Court Rejects ‘Contrived’ Defense of Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

The high court’s ruling called into question the Trump administration's justification for including the citizenship question but does not preclude the administration from asking residents whether or not they are citizens.

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge on State Code Copyrights

Georgia holds a copyright for its annotated state code, which sells for $404, and sued to block a website from distributing free copies of the document.

Federal Employees Suing OPM Score Win in Lawsuit Over Data Hacks

Appeals court overrules district-level finding, says federal employee unions have standing to sue.

Oracle Makes More Allegations in JEDI Lawsuit

Oracle filed a 125-page amended complaint with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

CIA Veteran Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Help China

Jerry Lee took cash “for life” in exchange for delivering secret U.S. intelligence.

Pentagon Says No JEDI Conflict, Narrows Field to AWS and Microsoft

The Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract could be awarded by mid-July.

HUD Sues Facebook For Violating Fair Housing Rules With Targeted Ads

Facebook’s ad system allowed companies to target users based on a number of protected classes, including race, sex, nationality and general interests.

Senators Question DOJ’s Surveillance of Americans’ Cell Phone Location Records

Lawmakers want the attorney general to explain how the collection of cellular location data has changed following a recent SCOTUS decision.

Facebook Does Have to Respect Civil-Rights Legislation, After All

Activists just won a landmark case against the social network.

Transparency Groups Sue Health and Human Services Over Website Changes

Sunlight Foundation launches a new portal to centralize monitoring of Trump "censorship."

Pentagon Investigating Whether Amazon Employee Tilted JEDI Contract

The department’s investigation into potential conflicts of interest regarding the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract could push the award date back as much as three months.

Judge Puts Hold on Lawsuit on Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract

The battle over the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract just got more interesting.

The Wheels of Justice Are Grinding to a Halt

FBI agents say the government shutdown is costing them confidential sources, postponing indictments, and shutting down investigations.

Amazon Intervenes in Oracle’s JEDI Lawsuit

A judge ruled that Amazon Web Services has standing in Oracle’s case against the Defense Department regarding its massive cloud contract.