The Belgrade higher court on Tuesday found Bosnian Serb Milorad Jovanovic guilty of torturing prisoners while working as a police officer during the Bosnian War. He was convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison. The charges stem from an incident in 1992 where Javinovic and his superior officers forcibly removed non-Serb civilians from their [...]

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Lawyers for former US president Donald Trump said Thursday that Trump would not testify at his upcoming impeachment trial, which is slated to begin on February 9. House Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin had requested that Trump testify earlier on Thursday. The House Impeachment Managers submitted an 80-page memo earlier this week outlining the facts that [...]

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US President Joe Biden signed two health care-focused executive orders Thursday seeking to reopen the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), strengthen Medicaid and protect reproductive health care access. The first executive order directors the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to open a special enrollment period for the ACA and Medicaid [...]

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Joseph Randall Biggs, leader of the far-right organization Proud Boys, was arrested in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday in connection with the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. According to an FBI affidavit, Biggs has been documented in the Capitol. The affidavit includes images where the individual identified as Biggs is seen. Further, there is [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that Chicago did not violate the US Bankruptcy Code by maintaining possession of cars it had impounded. The ruling came in the case of Chicago v. Fulton. In oral arguments, the city framed the question in the case as “whether the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay requires a creditor [...]

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Dominion Votings Systems filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell. The complaint alleges that Powell engaged in defamation with the statements she has made against Dominion in an attempt to throw out votes and hand the election to President Donald Trump. In their complaint, Dominion outlined the lies they claim Powell [...]

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Fifty-three pro-democracy activists, including political candidates and academics, were arrested in Hong Kong Wednesday. The arrestees were detained for attempting to overthrow the government under the National Security Law. Among the arrestees were American human rights lawyer John Clancey as well as long-established opposition figures James To and Claudio Mo. The arrests were defended by [...]

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Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker Thursday vetoed the so-called ROE Act (“An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access”) that seeks to codify the right to abortion and to expand access to abortion in the state. The governor indicated that he agreed with the codification of abortion rights but felt the Act went too [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Thursday affirmed a district court dismissal of a suit that sought to declare President Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election in Wisconsin. The suit alleged that Wisconsin violated the Electors Clause of the US Constitution. The president claimed that guidance released by Wisconsin voting [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that warrants issued by Polish judges must be enforced by other member nations despite concerns of systemic and generalized issues of judicial independence. This ruling comes from two European arrest warrants issued against Polish nationals who were abroad in the Netherlands. The district court of the Netherlands [...]

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