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The extradition hearings for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange began in a UK court on Monday. The hearing marked the beginning of a week of arguments, which will be followed by three weeks of hearings in May. District Judge Vanessa Baraister agreed to the additional time in January, which both sides accepted as necessary due to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the Trump administration can enforce regulations prohibiting Title X receipts from referring patients to abortion providers. The opinion removed three states’ preliminary injunctions against the rules and rejected a majority of the claims by the plaintiffs. Title X is a federal program that [...]

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Thailand’s Constitutional Court dissolved the Future Forward Party on Friday and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years. The party was charged with violations of election laws by taking a 191 million baht loan from the party’s billionaire leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The decision, which leaves open the possibility that the elections commission [...]

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The US Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a former Walgreens employee’s religious bias claim. The Supreme Court declined to hear Darrell Patterson’s appeal from a lower court’s ruling that Walgreens did not wrongfully fire Patterson when it did so because Patterson failed to work on Saturdays on account of his religious beliefs. Patterson, a [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Friday allowed a controversial immigration rule to take effect in every state pending the outcome of litigation. The Immigration and Nationality Act renders inadmissible any noncitizen who “is likely at any time to become a public charge.” For the last 20 years, immigration officers were not to consider non-cash public [...]

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Wells Fargo has entered into a $3 billion agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) in an investigation over fraudulent sales practices. In return, the DOJ and SEC have agreed to drop criminal charges and resolve a pending civil investigation. The investigations uncovered millions [...]

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A Cairo Criminal Court acquitted two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak of stock exchange manipulation Friday. The court acquitted six other individuals of the same charges. Officials arrested Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, in September of 2018 as part of an ongoing stock exchange manipulation investigation that began in 2012. An Egyptian court [...]

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On Friday the Attorney General for the State of California sent a strongly-worded response to a notice of violation issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) had sent the notice to California on January 24, stating that they found California to be in violation of [...]

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