A state Supreme Court in 2021

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Which American state's highest court recently upheld a nearly two-century-old law, banning nearly all abortions?

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In a first of its kind case, the parents of a teenager who committed a school shooting in Michigan were each sentenced to 10-15 years in prison. What was the charge for which they were convicted?

The parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, were were convicted for manslaughter, marking a significant shift in how legal systems are addressing gun violence. The Crumbleys are the first parents to be sentenced in such a manner for a mass school shooting committed by their child.

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Which type of facility’s toxic pollutants would be curtailed by a new regulation proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday?

The E.P.A.'s new regulation specifically targets toxic pollutants like ethylene oxide and chloroprene, which are recognized as likely carcinogens. The rule is expected to cut these pollutants by 6,200 tons annually and reduce their emissions by 80 percent.

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Whose impeachment trial has been delayed to next week following requests to postpone it by Senate Republicans for more time to deliberate?

The impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been postponed. The Republicans have been demanding a full Senate trial focused on border security, and some even threatened a procedural blockade on all Senate business if a full trial is not held.

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Despite more than 70 correctional officers urging a reduction of his sentence, why was Brian Dorsey, a Missouri death row inmate, executed?

Dorsey was executed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in his case. Dorsey was convicted of murdering his cousin and her husband nearly 20 years ago. His attorneys argued that his appointed lawyers provided 'grossly deficient representation' and pressured him to plead guilty without an agreement on the death penalty.