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A federal on Saturday issued a temporary restraining order keeping the Trump administration from enforcing Presidential Proclamation No. 9945—preventing the immigration of those who will burden the health care system. The proclamation was set to become effective on Monday. The new rule would require consular officers to ask visa applicants if they will be covered [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday that the Ugandan police and military have responded harshly to students protesting fee increases at Makerere University in Kampala. It is reported that the police and military have “fired teargas into student residences, raided dormitories, and beaten and arrested students.” In addition to this, the police have been arresting [...]

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A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge on Wednesday enjoined the tallying of votes on Marsy’s Law, a proposed state constitutional amendment for crime victims’ rights. The lawsuit was filed by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, it alleges that the ballot question violates Article XI, Section 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, does not contain the [...]

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Former deputy national security advisor Charles Kupperman filed a lawsuit on Friday asking the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to rule on whether he must comply with a congressional subpoena ordering him to testify in the ongoing congressional impeachment inquiry. Kupperman was subpoenaed because he was reportedly listening to the phone [...]

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The US House of Representatives Wednesday approved the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, which aims to improve the functioning of democracy by improving disclosure requirements for online political advertisements, ensuring that the electorate is fully informed. The bill had no votes from Republicans, who dismiss it as an unnecessary [...]

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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) on Monday released a report detailing 72 torture methods used by the Syrian Regime. Since the start of the democratic uprising in Syria in March 2011, almost 1.2 million Syrians have been arrested and detained for some period. The report documents 14,000 deaths in Syrian detention centers since [...]

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The New York Attorney General’s suit against multinational oil and gas corporation Exxon Mobil started on Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, a trial-level New York court. The Attorney General filed a complaint in October 2018 under General Business Law §352, Executive Law § 63(12) and for common law fraud. The suit alleges that Exxon falsely [...]

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Criminal proceedings against a 93 year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard began on Thursday. The former SS guard, referred to as Bruno D., was 17 and 18 at the time of the acts and will therefore be tried in juvenile court for assisting in 5,230 murders. Between August 1944 and April 1945, Bruno D. is [...]

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that would allow the state to prosecute those who have been pardoned by the president. This law closes a loophole that previously protected those individuals from state prosecution. The governor stated, “No one is above the law and New York will not turn a blind eye to [...]

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Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatists with sentences ranging from 9-13 years imprisonment for the crimes of sedition and misuse of public funds. These sentences are each followed by equal periods of absolute ineligibility for public office. Three others were fined and charged with civil disobedience. The court did not find the [...]

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