China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) on Thursday adopted a decision to establish and improve legislation on and enforcement of Hong Kong’s national security. This decision imposes a duty upon the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security. HKSAR was previously required to complete national security legislation under the Basic Law of the [...]

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US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday aimed at preventing online censorship. This order increases the government’s ability to regulate social media platforms. The executive order also clarified the scope of immunity from liability that was created by section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act. The immunity does not protect those who [...]

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Groups in Kentucky brought a federal lawsuit Thursday over Kentucky’s failure to adapt voting regulations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit was filed by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Covington & Burling, on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Kentucky, [...]

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Associate Chief Justice H. Holmes of the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled against Meng Wanzhou on Wednesday in her challenge to extradition to the US. She argued that the “double criminality” requirement for her extradition to the Eastern District of New York could not be met because her conduct related entirely to conduct in [...]

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Thirty-seven current prosecutors and 12 current and retired police chiefs and sheriffs filed an amicus curiae brief Thursday in support medically vulnerable plaintiffs seeking immediate release or transfer from Elkton Federal Correctional Institution (FCI-Elkton) in Ohio. Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit last month after at least nine individuals in custody died of COVID-19, and [...]

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Judge Cathy Bissoon of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania entered a consent order Wednesday declaring that the Allegheny County jail must put medically vulnerable people within their own cells and keep newly admitted inmates within isolation for two weeks, consistent with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) orders. Additionally, the [...]

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Between a rock (trade wars) and a hard place (U.S. critiques), the WTO Appellate Body has been passing through some turbulent times. Due to the paralysis of the Appellate Body, the European Union (EU) and some other twenty countries have agreed on an arrangement, known as the Multiparty Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA), which allows [...]

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“The man who laughs has not yet heard the terrible news.” -Bertolt Brecht Any explicit comparisons of the Trump presidency with the Third Reich will elicit multiple cries of horror and execration across the United States, even when it had first been admitted that this American administration is similarly misleading and existentially dangerous. Nonetheless, to [...]

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday for deceptively and unfairly obtaining users’ location information to advance its lucrative advertising business. The complaint provided detailed examples of Google’s “seemingly relentless drive to collect as much user location information as possible and make it exceedingly hard for users to understand what [...]

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A group of US senators wrote to the US Secretary of Defense Wednesday expressing concern about the potential for a “significant outbreak” of COVID-19 at the Pentagon prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The letter seeks to determine how the military is safeguarding the 40 prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay and the American forces responsible for [...]

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