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The French Parliament met on Thursday to debate a new bill that protects the right to die with dignity. The bill was proposed by centrist MP Olivier Farloni, who serves as deputy for the parliamentary splinter group Libertes et Territoires, a party made up of center-leftist and center-rightist politicians. The bill in question is set [...]

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Spain legalized euthanasia on Thursday for persons who are gravely ill or ill with an incurable disease. The bill was approved with 202 votes for and 141 against. Gravely ill is defined as someone who is affected by their illness to the degree that it affects their physical or mental capacities to the point that [...]

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Judging by much of the debate over the Senate filibuster rule, you’d think it was some honorable tradition worth keeping — “an elegant weapon of a more civilized age,” as Obi-Wan Kenobi described the lightsaber to Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars. Not so. The filibuster is a dangerous relic with a deeply destructive [...]

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Katrin Helling-Plahr of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) presented legislation Friday to regulate assisted suicide in Germany. Helling-Plahr partnered with fellow Bundestag members Dr. Karl Lauterbach of the Social Democrat Party (SDP) and Dr. Petra Sitte of the Left Party to draft a plan “for people who want to die independently and of their own [...]

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Egyptian prisons are rife with human rights abuses, according to a Monday report from Amnesty International. “What do I care if you die?” Negligence and denial of health care in the Egyptian prisons, the 74-page report, looked into eight key issues: mass arbitrary detention policy; cruel and inhuman detention conditions; barring prisoners’ contact with family; [...]

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“There exists a deep-seated conviction among Americans that the Constitution is an expression of the Higher Law, that it is, in fact, imperfect man’s most perfect rendering of eternal law.” – Presidential scholar Clinton Rossiter Introduction: Following recent Trump-inspired attacks on the United States Capitol, a second impeachment of the President is now under active [...]

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The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced on Tuesday that it had initiated a criminal investigation against Alexei Navalny, a prominent leader of the Russian opposition to Vladimir Putin’s leadership. According to the investigation, Navalny, as head of various non-profit organizations such as the Fund for Organization and Coordination of the Protection of Citizens’ [...]

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“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.” – Cicero, On the Laws Abstract: From the beginning of his sordid presidency, Donald J. Trump has shown willful indifference to the security and justice of the United States, including unwillingness to find relevant fault with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, to separate himself from baseless conspiracy [...]

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A mere 9 months after the previous attempt of the UK government to deport en masse to Jamaica, the Home Office yet again attempted to deport Jamaican nationals, some of whom either came as children to the UK, have established families in the UK or fear for their life should they be returned to Jamaica. [...]

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