Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday accused security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo of carrying out forced disappearances and killings of 34 young men and boys between May and September 2018. There are reports of 11 additional cases, but HRW has not yet been able to verify those reports. The victims, as young [...]

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on Congress on Wednesday to investigate why the US government disclosed the names and information of people on the terrorist watch list with private entities. Until now, the US had denied that the list, developed and maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), was shared with other organizations like universities or [...]

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Jessica Denson, who worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, brought a class action claim on Tuesday seeking to invalidate the nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements (NDAs) that all campaign staffers had to sign. Denson filed the claim with the American Arbitration Association. In November 2017 Denson filed a sex discrimination and slander suit against the campaign in [...]

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The UN’s Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan on Wednesday urged all parties in South Sudan to cease conflict immediately in light of potential war crimes and honor the Revitalized Peace Agreement, signed in September. The Commission found that the country’s violence has “markedly worsened” since December 2017. It was particularly concerned by reports of [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral argument Wednesday in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, a case questioning what happens to a licensee’s trademark rights when a licensor goes bankrupt. Tempnology, LLC, a company specializing in cooling technology for towels and headbands among other things, had licensed a series of patents and trademarks to [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporated the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause to the states. The case, Timbs v. Indiana, centered on a civil forfeiture after authorities arrested Tyson Timbs on drug and conspiracy to commit theft charges. Authorities confiscated Timbs’ Land Rover, which he [...]

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Judge Lorna Schofield of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday rejected Credit Suisse Group AG’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the bank of defrauding shareholders. The lawsuit, brought by pension and retirement plans, accuses Credit Suisse of “defrauding shareholders about its risk appetite and risk management before [...]

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