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The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden would sign an executive order to dramatically increase refugee admissions to the US for the first fiscal year of the Biden administration, marking a clear departure from the Trump administration’s refugee policies. The new executive order is expected to broadly reform current US refugee policy. Among [...]

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Former US president Donald Trump’s second impeachment proceedings accelerated Tuesday, as House impeachment managers delivered an 80-page memo to the Senate outlining their case for impeachment by emphasizing Trump’s personal responsibility for the violence that erupted at the US Capitol on January 6. Calling the president’s actions “a grievous betrayal of his Oath of Office,” [...]

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The Minnesota Attorney General’s office filed a request with the Minnesota Court of Appeals Thursday, asking for intervention in the Hennepin County District Court’s refusal to hold a single trial in the summer for the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the George Floyd murder case. In an unusual move, Attorney General Keith Ellison [...]

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The Hungarian Minister of Justice announced on Facebook Tuesday that the Ministry of Justice would bring a bill to the Hungarian Parliament to regulate social media companies’ deplatforming policies in Hungary this spring. In her post, Minister Varga Judit decried conditions where “everyone can be arbitrarily switched off from the online space without any official, [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Moldova on Thursday struck down a law passed in December that sought to provide the Russian language with legal protections alongside the Moldovan state language. The Constitutional Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the constitution of Moldova does not allow for any other languages aside from Moldovan to be [...]

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The Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a Thai woman to more than 43 years in prison for insulting the monarchy. The woman, Anchan Preelert, is a former member of the Banpodj Network, a group accused by the Thai government of being an “anti-monarchy network” due to the content of their videos uploaded to Facebook [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) “did not effectively plan for … the impact that family unit adult prosecutions would have on children,” despite awareness from senior DOJ leadership that the program would lead to the separation of children, according to a report Thursday from the DOJ Office of the Inspector General reviewing the implementation [...]

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The US Department of Justice announced Thursday that prosecutors have reached an agreement with the Boeing Company that resolved a criminal charge involving Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane. The charge had been brought following the 737 MAX crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in 2018 and 2019, which resulted in more [...]

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A federal judge denied US President Donald Trump’s latest campaign lawsuit in Georgia on Tuesday, removing one of the final options left to Trump for challenging his loss in the 2020 presidential election before Congress counts the Electoral College votes on January 6. Judge Mark Cohen in Atlanta denied the Trump campaign’s motion for preliminary [...]

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A judge in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York denied Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest request for bail on Monday, citing the need for continued detention due to the British socialite’s flight risk, given her opaque finances and dual citizenship. Maxwell has been imprisoned since July 2020 while awaiting trial on [...]

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