Judge Paul Innes of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Mercer County signed an order Wednesday temporarily blocking a law that allows terminally ill patients to obtain medication to end their life. The lawsuit, initiated by Dr. Yosef Glassman, an Orthodox Jewish Physician, argues that the law forces religious doctors into a position contrary [...]

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The State Supreme Court of Hawaii held on Tuesday that a constitutional provision regarding Hawaiian education was intended to revive the Hawaiian language (‘ōlelo Hawai‘i) using reasonably accessible immersion education. In making this decision, the court acknowledge the substantial role Hawaiian language has played in the Native Hawaiian society, including the expression and preservation of [...]

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The Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, released a report on Wednesday condemning the conduct of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dion found that Trudeau contravened Section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act by using his position of authority over Attorney General Wilson-Raybould, to attempt to influence her decision so as [...]

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A criminal court in Bangkok on Wednesday acquitted 24 leaders of the 2010 red shirt protests. The court dismissed all charges, including charges of terrorism, criminal association and inciting arrest. The case was brought by state prosecutors and business owners who were affected by the protests which took place in Bangkok’s central shopping area. The [...]

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The US Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Wednesday that would implement a new rule clarifying federal contractors’ right to claim religious exemptions in cases of alleged hiring bias. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ new rule, titled Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption, would clarify Section 204(c) [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal Tuesday of a lawsuit brought by various trucking industry organizations against the Pennsylvania Toll Commission. The lawsuit, brought by the Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorist Association, among others, sought to challenge Pennsylvania’s high tolls under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. [...]

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Nepal’s law ministry has prepared a draft bill to “domesticate the Geneva Conventions with the objective of removing the gap in the domestic legal system,” a ministry official was reported to have said on Monday. “The new bill proposes imprisonment till death for serious violations of the provisions of Geneva Conventions that deal with the [...]

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Monday providing further protections for employees in the workplace who are victims of sexual harassment. The new legislation changes the state laws regarding sexual harassment in the following ways: Eliminates the requirement that conduct in the workplace be “severe or pervasive” in order for an action to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that certain Montana nonprofit organizations that run targeted advertisements 60 days before the election must register as political committees. The lawsuit was originally brought by the National Association for Gun Rights. The district court ruled that activity by the organization that promoted a candidate [...]

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