August 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Obama administration on Friday released a policy directive known as the "Family Interest Directive" emphasizing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents should apply "prosecutorial discretion" towards undocumented immigrant parents of minors to limit detaining parents and to ...[read more]
August 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A Cairo court on Sunday adjourned the trial of three Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Mohammed Badie, Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumy, after the three failed to appear in court, citing security conserns. The judge postponed the trial to October 29. Badie was arrested earlier this week. The charges ...[read more]
August 24, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday that Samsung and Apple do not have to publicly disclose financial details submitted during the patent litigation between the two companies. The court's opinion reversed a ruling by the US District Court for the Northern ...[read more]
August 24, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A jury of six military personnel on Friday ruled Staff Sergeant Robert Bales would receive life in prison without parole for killing 16 Afghan civilians. The panel deliberated for less than two hours. The commanding general overseeing the court-martial still has the option to reduce the sentence ...[read more]
August 23, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Former Egyptian prime minister Hosni Mubarak was moved from prison to house arrest on a military hospital on Thursday. Mubarak's release comes amid widespread protests led by the Muslim Brotherhood following last month's ouster of president Mohammed Morsi. Although Mubarak's release of comes at a ...[read more]
August 23, 2013
by Blake Lynch
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the reported chemical weapon attacks that killed hundreds in the Ghouta region of Damascus as a "serious escalation" in the fight between Syria's government and rebel forces. The alleged attacks were part of the Syrian ...[read more]
August 22, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Tuesday that federal district court surpassed its jurisdiction in 2011 by permanently blocking a law requiring online retailers to collect Colorado';s 2.9 percent sales tax on purchases. The law also required non-collecting online retailers whose ...[read more]
August 22, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Widespread police corruption in Liberia is denying Liberians equal and impartial justice and impeding the country's postwar development, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday. HRW based its report on conversations with more than 120 victims of police corruption and examination of multiple ...[read more]
August 18, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A Pakistani court in Islamabad on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who was arrested for allegedly framing a Christian girl, Rimsha Masih, accused of blasphemy. The district court held that the prosecution had not brought forward sufficient evidence to convict. The cleric, Khalid ...[read more]
August 18, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The special electoral court of Madagascar on Saturday announced that it has removed President Andry Rajoelina, former president Didier Ratsiraka and Lalao Ravalomanana, the wife of former president Marc Ravalomanana, from the country's list of presidential candidates. Lalao Ravalomanana, who has... ...[read more]

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