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The England and Wales High Court ruled on Tuesday that domestic abuse survivors who have “trapped capital” in their homes should not be denied legal aid. This ruling stated that a single parent and domestic abuse survivor identified as “Claire” should not have been denied legal aid when she had only £28 on the day [...]

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The French National Assembly passed on Tuesday a controversial bill which restricts the publication of images of police. The bill, known as the “proposition de loi relative à la securité globale” (the Global Security bill), was introduced by President Macron’s political party, La Republique en Marche. It was adopted by the National Assembly on Tuesday despite the [...]

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In a narrow 5-4 decision late Wednesday, the US Supreme Court prevented New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from setting strict limits to numbers of people gathered for worship in churches and synagogues out of concern for the spread of Covid-19. The majority granted an emergency stay of an executive order imposing capacity limitations for accommodations [...]

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A judge for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an injunction Wednesday to prevent the state from taking any further action to certify the results of the November 3 general election. Judge Patricia McCullough issued the injunction in response to a lawsuit filed by Representative Mike Kelly (R-Butler) and state congressional candidate Sean Parnell, among [...]

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The legal case against Michael Flynn, US President Trump’s former national security advisor, was definitively Wednesday when Trump issued him a full presidential pardon. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to falsifying information to the FBI while the FBI was investigating conversations Flynn had with a Russian ambassador as part of the Mueller Investigation. The [...]

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The UK government Tuesday introduced a new Telecommunications (Security) Bill that aims to give it power to govern the activities of providers of public electronic communications network or/and public electronic communications services. The proposed legislation is meant to reduce and manage security risks posed by service providers. In July, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre [...]

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The Scottish Parliament Tuesday approved a bill to make period products such as tampons and sanitary pads freely accessible, becoming the first country in the world to do so. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill, which passed unanimously, requires local authorities and education providers to ensure that period products are available free of charge. The [...]

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The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska on Wednesday, a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine that would sit at the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed, the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. The announcement marks the likely conclusion of a decades-long battle between Alaskan Native [...]

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A Wednesday report by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) has found that global cluster munition casualties increased by 92 percent in 2019 when compared to annual casualties in 2018. The increase has been primarily linked to the use of cluster munitions in the war in Syria, with 219 casualties occurring in [...]

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