A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Friday denied a request by President Donald Trump’s campaign for leave to amend its lawsuit seeking to exclude thousands of Pennsylvania mail-in ballots, The suit was dismissed in federal court last week. The opinion, written by Judge Stephanos Bibas, a Trump appointee, [...]

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky granted a Temporary Restraining Order (treated as a preliminary injunction) on Wednesday, preventing Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear from enforcing his recent executive order against religious private schools in the state. Governor Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-969 on November 18, 2020, which required all private [...]

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The Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Poland Wednesday deprived a Warsaw District Court judge known to be critical of controversial judicial reforms implemented by the ruling rightwing Law and Justice Party (PiS) of his institutional immunity from prosecution. Judge Igor Tuleya was formerly charged with failing to comply with his judicial duties after [...]

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Michigan Judge Timothy M. Kenny denied an attempt?Friday to enjoin the Wayne County Board of Canvassers from certifying its US presidential election results and refused to order an independent audit of those results. Two individuals sued the City of Detroit and its election commission for alleged widespread voter fraud at the TCF Center after President-elect [...]

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A US federal judge on Friday partially denied defendant Houston County Georgia’s motions to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a provision in the county healthcare plan that excluded coverage for gender confirmation surgeries. The County healthcare plan specifically excluded insurance coverage for “ervices and supplies for a sex change and/or the reversal of a sex change [...]

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The Parliament of Sri Lanka Thursday passed the Twentieth Amendment to the country’s constitution, repealing a past administration’s limitations on presidential powers and expansion of parliamentary powers. The amendment has raised concerns that authoritarian President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s power has become unbounded. The amendment was passed in the Sri Lankan House by a vote of 156-65. [...]

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On Thursday the United States and the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda co-sponsored the so-called Geneva Consensus Declaration urging member states to achieve (1) better health for women, (2) the preservation of human life, (3) the strengthening of family as the foundational unit of society, and (4) the protection of every nation [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued an opinion on Wednesday denying preliminary injunctions in two cases, both of which sought to prevent the enforcement of memos released by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) pertaining to absentee voting. Both cases, Moore v. Circosta and [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) sued Yale University in federal court on Thursday, alleging race discrimination against undergraduate applicants in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The provision states: “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation [...]

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order on Thursday granting full and unconditional pardons to almost 3000 Coloradans with past convictions for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. The order highlighted a brief history on the legality of marijuana in the state of Colorado: first, discussing the 2012 ballot measure Amendment 64, [...]

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