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A bench of India’s Allahabad High Court, the constitutional court of record for the state of Uttar Pradesh, declared Tuesday that all disc jockey performances lead to noise that is “unpleasant and obnoxious,” directing the Uttar Pradesh government to not permit performances by disc jockeys in the state. “Even if they operate at the minimum [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order discharging federal student loan debt for totally and permanently disabled veterans. The order seeks to alter the Higher Education Act of 1965 and its 2008 amendment, which already discharged federal student loans for this group of veterans. Previously though, disabled veterans were required to submit [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland ruled Tuesday that the lawsuit challenging the transgender military ban can continue. The ban will remain in place, but the plaintiffs will be able to continue their challenge of the ban as discriminatory against transgender individuals. The judge denied the defendant’s motion to [...]

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South Africa’s Equality Court ruled Wednesday that the gratuitous display of the apartheid-era national flag constitutes hate speech. The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) sought “an order declaring that any display of the Old Flag that does not serve any genuine journalistic, academic or artistic purpose in the public interest” constitutes hate speech, unfair discrimination, and [...]

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services announced a new rule Wednesday pertaining to how the government handles immigration cases involving minors. The new rule effectively ends the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA), which set the policy for detaining immigrant minors. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan argued that recent interpretations of [...]

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a probationary civil service employee who attempted to sue the state for wrongful discharge. The suit was brought by James Miracle, a former employee of both the Mansfield Correctional Institution and the Ohio Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Miracle was a building construction superintendent at Mansfield Correctional Institution in [...]

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The Supreme Court of California ruled Monday that the City of San Diego improperly failed to consider the environmental impact of its new zoning ordinance limiting the creation of marijuana dispensaries. San Diego Ordinance O-20356, put forward by the city council in 2014, sought to impose a number of limitations on where marijuana dispensaries could [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint in the Delaware district court to block Sabre Corporation’s $360 million dollar acquisition of Farelogix, Inc. Sabre is currently one of the largest booking service companies providing airlines and travel agencies the technological solutions to book tickets with various airlines. The DOJ is concerned that Sabre’s [...]

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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told ARY News TV Teusday that, after considering all legal options, Pakistan will take the Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice. In addition, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Firdous Ashiq Awan, “confirmed to reporters that an in-principle approval had been granted by the cabinet to take [...]

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