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Justice Maxwell Wiley of the Supreme Court of New York on Wednesday granted Paul Manafort’s motion to dismiss an indictment from March that charged him with crimes of residential mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and scheming to defraud. Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, had already been charged with the same crimes at the [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday. This comes only days after the House of Representatives released the two articles, which state that the president abused his power and obstructed Congress. The committee gathered on Thursday to mark up the articles, but the session was drawn [...]

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) signed an executive order Thursday restoring the right to vote and the right to run for public office to hundreds of thousands of felons convicted of nonviolent crimes. This order was one of the first signed by the sixty-third governor of Kentucky, who was just sworn into office on Tuesday [...]

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The UK Electoral Commission restated the urgency of transparency in digital ad campaigning on Monday ahead of the upcoming general election. The commission released a report in 2018, which made recommendations to update current legislation surrounding online ads. Some of the recommendations included requirements that ads must include a stamp naming who paid for the [...]

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The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia passed Bill 41 on Tuesday, which adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). British Columbia is the first Canadian province to adopt UNDRIP and is home to the second largest population of First Nations people. The new legislation will require that indigenous peoples contribute to [...]

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Two impeachment hearings were held on Tuesday as the House Intelligence Committee continued their inquiry into US President Donald Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from July. During the first hearing, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams testified. Lt. Col. Vindman and Williams listened in on Trump’s call to Zelensky. Williams, an adviser [...]

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Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned on Sunday and left for Mexico on Monday amid violent protests following the release of an audit by the American Organization of States, which found “irregularities” in the October election. Morales was granted political asylum by Mexico as protests between his supporters and the opposition party continued after his resignation. [...]

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A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief on Friday filed by SurvJustice and other rights groups against US Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos and the department’s policy regarding Title IX enforcement. The department of Education released a new guidance document in 2017 that has been highly contested since. This decision comes after oral [...]

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The North Carolina Superior Court of Wake County granted a preliminary injunction on Monday barring the use of a new electoral map in the 2020 primary and general elections for illegal partisan gerrymandering. The plaintiffs, led by the National Redistricting Foundation (NRF), sought to block the state’s remedial electoral map from being used in the [...]

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The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of the Maryland Attorney General’s office filed suit on Wednesday against Westminster Management, LLC, a company owned by Kushner Companies for violating the Maryland Consumer Protection Act and the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act. The suit seeks to enjoin the illegal renting practices of Westminster and its property owners, who [...]

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