The Supreme Court of the United States in a 7-2 decision held on Thursday that the 40 foot tall Bladensburg Memorial Cross is Constitutional, does not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, and does not have to be removed, in a reversal of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s decision. Justices Ginsburg and [...]

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With a senate vote of 114 in favor, four against, and three abstentions, Mexico became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Wednesday. The USMCA, the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will update the terms of trade to regulate sectors that were not present when NAFTA was [...]

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The China Tribunal, an independent group looking into whether the government of China harvests organs from prisoners, released a final report claiming that the Chinese government has been harvesting prisoners’ organs. The tribunal investigated multiple allegations that political prisoners, including members of Falun Gong, Tibetans, Uyghurs, and House Christians, were forced to donate organs. According [...]

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In The Hague last week at the Headquarters of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), policymakers and stakeholders discussed a coherent international approach to accounting for people who have gone missing as a result of conflict and migration, including the conflict in Syria. This is an issue that cuts both internationally and domestically across [...]

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On Sunday, Quebec’s National Assembly passed Bill 21 which prevents some government employees from wearing religious garbs while at work. Under the bill, “personnel members of a body must exercise their functions with their face uncovered, and persons who present themselves to receive a service from such a personnel member must have their face uncovered [...]

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The UN accepted an independent report on Monday that highlights the ‘systemic failure’ of the UN to work with authorities in Myanmar to curb the abuse of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. Gert Rosenthal, a former Guatemalan Foreign Affairs Minister, UN Ambassador, and top executive at the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the [...]

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed on Monday the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the “Green Light Bill”, which amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) to allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The bill authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue standard drivers’ licenses and restricts what [...]

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