• Law & Legal

    Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion law as legal fights move forward : NPR

    An anti-abortion activist rallies outside the Supreme Court on Nov. 1, as arguments about Texas’ abortion law begin. The court has allowed the law to remain in place for now. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption toggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP An anti-abortion activist rallies outside the Supreme Court on Nov. 1, as arguments about Texas’ abortion law begin. The court has allowed the law to remain in place for now. Jacquelyn Martin/AP The U.S. Supreme Court allowed abortion providers to challenge the Texas law that essentially bans abortions after about six weeks. Separately, the court dismissed as improvidently granted the Justice Department’s  

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  • Art & Entertainment

    Melo Group Buying Miami Block for $105M for Resi Towers

    From left: Carlos Melo, Jose Luis Ferreira de Melo and Martin Melo of Melo Group (Melo Group, Google Maps/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal) UPDATED, Dec. 3, 11:48 p.m.: The Melo Group wants to build residential high-rises with retail on a full city block in Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, and has the property under contract for $105 million, The Real Deal has learned. The Melo family’s development firm expects to close in mid-December on just over 3 acres between Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast Second Avenue as well as Northeast 17th Street and 17th Terrace, said Martin Melo,  

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  • Law & Legal

    Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will ask the Supreme Court to block a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while a challenge to it moves forward, a spokesman for the Justice Department said on Friday. Last month, in a separate case brought by abortion providers, the Supreme Court allowed the law to go into effect in a bitterly divided decision. The new challenge — from a different party and based on different legal theories — will let the justices take a fresh look at the law, known as Senate Bill 8. The vote in the  

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