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Argentina’s Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Law, approved by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate last month came into force Sunday. The law gives a choice to women and other gender identities to terminate their pregnancy within 14 weeks of pregnancy. Beyond 14 weeks, pregnancy can be terminated only in cases of rape, or when [...]

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The Jesuit order in Spain?released a report Thursday in which it admitted to and apologized for 118 cases of sexual abuse committed by its members since 1927. According to the report, published by the Society of Jesus (Compa?ía de Jesús en Espa?a), 81 of these victims had been children. Abuse ranged from the use of [...]

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When the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in Schrems II, over 5300 American businesses—including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft—lost their primary mechanism for international data transfers with the European Economic Area (EEA). Since the July 2020 decision, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission have [...]

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The Kansas Board of Regents recently voted to endorse a policy making it easier to terminate tenured faculty members. Under existing policy, a Kansas state university first must recognize a “financial exigency.” If implemented, under the new policy a university could reduce tenured faculty positions without that declaration. This would make termination of a tenured [...]

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday?sued Biden-appointed officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop an executive action?pausing deportations for 100 days. President Joe Biden signed the 100-day moratorium on his first day in office, as part of a comprehensive review of DHS policies. The deportation freeze seeks to allow DHS to [...]

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Supporters of the imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny held large demonstrations across Russia over the weekend in a series of mass protests that the police deemed illegal. Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin’s lead political opponents was evacuated to Germany last August where he was treated after being attacked with what Western nations believe to be [...]

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Marc Simon, the son of Sylvan and Bernice Simon, both of whom were killed in the 2018 Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh that killed eleven people and wounded six others, has sued firearms manufacturer Colt and the National Rifle Association (NRA) for their roles in radicalizing Robert Bowers, the indicted shooter. The novel 47-page [...]

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced?on Friday the launch of a civil rights investigation into an alleged pattern of unconstitutional policing conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The California Constitution and the California Civil Code Section 52.3 authorize the California Attorney General to conduct civil investigations of law enforcement agencies in order [...]

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Tech platforms such as Google and Facebook are fighting a proposed Australian law?that will force them to remunerate Australian news media companies. The Australian government introduced the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code in December 2020 after more than three years of extensive public consultation in order to “address the bargaining power imbalance [...]

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The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales Friday sentenced?seven persons to a total of 92 years in prison after their failed smuggling attempt resulted in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants. The migrants were shipped from Vietnam to the UK in a sealed refrigeration container, but oxygen levels depleted and the temperature rose to [...]

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