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Abstract: Ideas of Natural Law were crucial in drafting the US Constitution. These seminal ideas were made known to document “framers” largely by way of William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Commentaries represent the truest philosophic origins of America’s legal system. In these dissembling times of recurrent political manipulation, Blackstone’s work warrants [...]

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An Egyptian court Thursday affirmed death sentences for 21 people who were alleged to be Islamic Militants associated with a terror group. Handed down by the Court of Cassation, the country’s highest civilian court, this appeal comes from a ruling delivered by the Cairo criminal court in March 2020 in which 208 suspects were indicted. [...]

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Two death row inmates in Japan filed suit Friday against the country over Japan’s practice that has prisoners receive a notification only hours before their death penalty sentence is carried out. The inmates are demanding change and seeking 22 million yen in compensation for the impact of the “extremely inhumane” practice. The prisoners filed a [...]

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Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio signed a bill Friday that abolishes the death penalty in the country. The new law makes Sierra Leone the 23rd African country to officially abolish the death penalty.  Previously, the country’s legal regime allowed the death penalty for those convicted of murder, treason, mutiny, or aggravated robbery. Sierra Leone’s [...]

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia charged a leading figure in the Islamic State of Iraq and a former ISIS fighter on Saturday with conspiracy to provide material support resulting in death to ISIS, a designated terrorist organization. Mohammed Khalifa, also known as Abu Ridwan Al-Kanadi or Abu Muthanna Al-Muhajir, is [...]

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