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While California’s governor and legislature work to get mail-in ballots to every voter in the state, Republicans in Iowa’s senate voted Thursday to prevent mailing applications for absentee ballots to all Iowa voters. California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued two executive orders aimed at making voting safer and easier in light of the novel coronavirus [...]

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The Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro voted unanimously on Wednesday to start impeachment proceedings against Governor Wilson Witzel. The impeachment motion, one of 14 that Witzel faced, was for alleged graft in ventilator and medical supply purchases for the COVID-19 outbreak. Witzel has faced 14 impeachment motions based on investigations by federal police and [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday lifted a preliminary injunction ordering the transfer of vulnerable inmates from Elkton Federal Correctional Institution. The injunction came as a response to a COVID-19 outbreak at Elkton. Approximately one-fourth of Elkton’s inmates have tested positive for the virus, 19 dying from it. Due to the [...]

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India’s Supreme Court ordered the government on Tuesday to transport migrant workers displaced from the COVID-19 lockdown home within 15 days and encouraged state governments to withdraw charges against migrant workers who broke lockdown measures. The Supreme Court’s decision allows migrant workers who work in India’s major cities to return to their villages. The nationwide [...]

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Wake County Superior Court Judge Vinston Rozier ruled, on Monday, that the North Carolina prison officials must come up with a plan for testing every inmate for COVID-19 and must drastically reduce the number of inmate transfers between prisons. The ruling comes after NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit arguing that the [...]

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Below is a letter I sent to Speaker Pelosi on Friday, May 29 in response to a May 28 letter of the American Council on Education (ACE) seeking COVID-19 Limited Liability Protections that I found appalling. None of the other Congressional leaders had an e-mail that non-constituents can use so I have sent the letter [...]

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Aggrieved with the present pandemic crisis, the Finance Ministry, as a part of the Prime Minister’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (Self-Sufficient India Mission), announced several measures to assist the ease of doing business through increasing the minimum threshold for the initiation of insolvency proceedings from Rs 1 Lakh to a whopping Rs 1 Crore. Further, Sections [...]

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COVID-19 has affected the world tremendously. Countries have closed borders and halted international travel, cross- border trade is strained. COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains; many goods are no longer in demand, while others are in high demand. The future of our global society is unclear, which also triggers unclarity in international trade. The shattering caused [...]

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