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Supreme Court Takes on Race, Death Penalty, Rejects Gitmo Case

The Supreme Court added five new cases to its term for fall 2019, including racial discrimination, the environment, the death penalty, and international child abduction. On the same day, the Court refused to dive into declaring new legal rights for Islamic terrorists held by the U.S. military.

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Cable Association Calls for DOJ Antitrust Investigation into Comcast

The American Cable Association (ACA) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), urging the agency to open an antitrust investigation into Comcast’s dominant position in the cable and television market and citing “substantial competitive harm” it already provided to consumers.

US cable company Comcast is reportedly considering relaunching a bid to acquire 21st Century Fox even as Disney works to complete a $66.1 billion acquisition of part of Rupert Murdoch's empire (AFP/File DAVE CLARK)

Comcast, Facebook Refuse to Run Ads for ‘Family Night’ at Gun Range

When Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop reached out to Comcast to run commercials for “family night” at their gun range, they were told they could only run the commercials if they did not use the word “gun” and if they removed the phrase “family night.” At the same time, Facebook informed Chris Williamson—owner of Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop—that they would not let him put up posts on the “family night” event because his business sells guns.

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Charter Moves Forward on Friendly Bid for Time Warner Cable

John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media, the dominant shareholder of Charter Communications, reportedly called Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus in recent days about a friendly merger following the collapse last week of an offer by Comcast to buy Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal blog. Malone and Marcus appear be discussing a 3-way merger that would challenge Comcast’s industry dominance.

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