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A coalition of ten environmental groups Wednesday sued the US Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Land Management for resuming auctions to lease public lands with oil and gas reserves in eight western states. The environmental groups claim the auctions violate two laws and are incompatible with President Joe Biden’s climate-related promises. [...]

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Former US President Jimmy Carter Monday filed an amicus brief to state his disagreement with a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, calling the ruling “deeply mistaken” and “dangerous.” In March, the Ninth Circuit reversed a decision by the United States District Court for the District of Alaska setting [...]

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The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Tuesday upheld politician Geert Wilders’ conviction for insulting Moroccans at a campaign rally in 2014. In 2016, Geert Wilders was convicted of inciting discrimination after he promised to lower the number of Morrocans in the Netherlands at a political rally that occurred in March, 2014. Wilders’ supporters were [...]

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The Dutch House of Representatives on Thursday both drafted and approved several amendments to the country’s COVID-19 curfew legislation in an attempt to reinstate it after a trial judge granted a preliminary injunction invalidating the law earlier this week. The trial judge held that the law was impermissible, arguing that there is no “acute emergency” [...]

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The Trump administration on Monday announced formal proceedings to sell oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil companies. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office issued a call for nominations and comments on several lease tracts considered for the upcoming Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Lease Sale, approximately [...]

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint against Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders with Turkish authorities Tuesday. In his complaint, Erdoğan alleges that Wilders insulted him on social media. Since assuming office in 2014, Erdoğan has consistently sued people over alleged insults, and thousands have been convicted. In Turkey, insulting the president carries a [...]

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Geert Wilders, a far-right anti-immigration and anti-Islamic populist who is leader of the opposition in the Dutch Parliament, was acquitted Friday in a Netherlands appeals court for inciting discrimination. The court agreed with an earlier decision to dismiss the offense of inciting hatred and dismiss a 5,000 euro fine. But the court upheld a conviction [...]

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The Netherlands’ Partial Ban on Face-Covering Clothing Act went into effect on Thursday but is expected to be rendered ineffective as both Dutch police and transport companies have expressed reluctance to enforce the law. Commonly referred to as a “burqa ban,” the Act prohibits the wearing of full-face helmets, ski masks, balaclavas, niqabs and burqas [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that rivers that pass through national parks in Alaska are not federally owned and therefore not subject to the jurisdiction of the National Park Service (NPS). John Sturgeon, a resident of Alaska and avid moose hunter, was stopped by Park Service rangers for piloting his hovercraft along a section [...]

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