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Abstract: For Israel, core issues surrounding Iran’s still-accelerating nuclear weapons program have been strategic and political, rather than legal. Nonetheless, if Israel should ever decide that it no longer has any reasonable alternative to launching a preemptive attack against certain Iranian military/industrial targets, this defensive first-strike would need to be justified under international law. In [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of legislation on Tuesday to enable the Employment Development Department (EDD) better detect and prevent fraud, and protect unemployment benefits claimants from identify theft. The governor hopes these bills will better prepare the state to respond to future economic downturns. This development comes in the wake of an [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday granted an injunction blocking California’s ban on privately run prisons in the state. Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) aimed to phase out all privately-run detention centers within the state by 2028. A 2-1 split panel sided with GEO Group, a publicly traded real estate [...]

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 “It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” -Guillaume Apollinaire, The New Spirit and the Poets (1917) Whenever Israel finds itself in the midst of major conflict with Hamas, each side seeks to defend itself in military and legal [...]

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California Assembly Member Miguel Santiago and the Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón unveiled Assembly Bill 1127 on Friday, which would exclude juvenile crimes from applying under the California Three Strikes law once the person reaches adulthood. California’s Three Strikes sentencing law mandates that an individual who has been convicted of three serious or [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment on Wednesday charging three North Korean computer programmers with conspiracy to commit a wide range of cybercrimes, including attempts to steal or extort up to $1.3 billion from companies and financial institutions. The indictment alleges that the three men, Jon Chang Hyok, Kim Il and Park [...]

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Every Wednesday afternoon for years, Black Lives Matter activists and their partners chanted a simple demand outside the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice: “Jackie Lacey Must Go!” Elected in 2012, District Attorney Lacey presided over the largest prosecutorial office in the United States. These protests and the frustrations that fueled them helped propel George [...]

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