The South Carolina Senate voted 32-11 in favor of expanding permissible ways of executing death row inmates. The bill, which was introduced to the Senate last year, would allow firing squads and the electric chair to be used for executions. The bill was first introduced last December in response to an expiring lethal injection stockpile. [...]

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On Thursday, the Tribunal Oral Federal 5 de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires sentenced multiple people involved in the Escuela de Mecánia de la Armada (ESMA) case. ESMA was the top clandestine detention center in Argentina during the last military dictatorship. It was the site of more than 800 crimes including torture, kidnapping, and [...]

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The Biden administration sent a letter to the US Supreme Court Wednesday informing them of the government’s change of position on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with Joe Biden’s government believing the ACA is constitutional.?This letter comes three months after the court heard oral arguments in California v. Texas and presents a [...]

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The Arkansas Senate approved the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act Thursday, which would allow medical providers, such as doctors and hospitals, to raise conscientious objections to treating certain people. The act seeks to protect the conscience of the medical providers or institutions. Included in the institutions are employers and health plans, which could choose to [...]

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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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