A judge for Spain’s Supreme Court  said Thursday that he has withdrawn rebellion charges for six politicians involved in the Catalan independence referendum nullified and declared unconstitutional in October 2017. Among these six include former president of the Catalan Generalitat Carles Puigdemont. The Spanish Court agreed with terms set out by the Superior Regional Court [...]

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President Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court from a list of potential candidates has ignited immediate support and criticism from conservatives and liberals respectively. An undergrad and law alum at Yale University, Judge Kavanaugh clerked for the departing Justice Anthony Kennedy, practiced law privately [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday assumed jurisdiction over the crime of aggression, coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the ICC’s founding under the Rome Statute . The crime of aggression, under which politicians and military leaders can be held individually responsible for invasions and other major attacks, comes into force at the international criminal [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s request to vacate a lower court’s order blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban, stating that doing so would “upend, rather than preserve, the status quo.” Last August Trump issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretaries of the Departments of Defense (DOD) [...]

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The International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh (ICTB) sentenced  four people to death on Tuesday for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 war of independence  from Pakistan. The convicts, all over the age of 65 at the time the judgment was passed, were charged with committing genocide, murder, abduction and torture from May 7 through [...]

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Vote Leave , an advocacy group spearheading the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, was fined £61,000 and referred to authorities by the country’s Electoral Commission on Tuesday for breaking electoral laws during the 2016 referendum. In an official statement , the Commission stated that it had obtained evidence that Vote Leave exceeded its legal spending limit of  £7 [...]

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Iran filed a lawsuit against the US in the International Court of Justice Tuesday, alleging that the US is violating a 1955 treaty. This lawsuit follows the US’ decision in May to remove itself from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Iran is alleging that in taking such action, the US is [...]

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The European Commission  fined Google €4.34 billion (USD $5.1 billion) on Wednesday for violating EU antitrust regulations. In a press release , the Commission alleged that Google illegally required smartphone manufacturers to pre-install the Google search engine and Google Chrome as a requirement to license Google’s app store, Google Play, as well as illegally paid smartphone manufacturers to [...]

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