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A spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Tuesday that he is “very concerned” by US President Donald Trump’s pardons of two US army officers and the restoration of rank of a Navy SEAL. The president last week granted full pardons to Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance and [...]

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Deputy Attorney General Rosen released a statement on Monday stating that the Department of Justice is willing to broaden its review of technology cases beyond Antitrust laws. This statement was released during Rosen’s participation in the American Bar Association’s 2019 Antitrust Fall Forum. The question that Deputy Attorney General Rosen sought to address in his [...]

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The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ruled on Monday that the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Cap 241 (ERO) “is incompatible with the Basic Law of Hong Kong” and the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation, Cap 241K (PFCR) imposed restrictions on fundamental rights that “go further than is reasonably necessary for the furtherance of [...]

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California and New York have filed lawsuits against JUUL, a San Francisco-based e-cigarette company for illegally targeting youths. In complaints filed by California on Monday, and New York on Tuesday, both states allege JUUL illegally campaigned toward underage individuals in order to sell its products. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued [...]

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Manfred Nowak, the Independent Expert for the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, reported on Monday that the US has the highest rate of children in detention in the world. He stated that the US has more than 100,000 children in migration related detention. Nowak also stated that the Trump administration’s separation of [...]

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Months after the landmark opioid trial, an Oklahoma judge reduced the $572 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to $465 million Friday. According to the order, the $107 million reduction is due to a calculation error. Back in April the State of Oklahoma alleged that J&J’s false and misleading marketing practices contributed to the [...]

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Pennsylvania prisoners reached a settlement with the state Department of Corrections on Monday, ending solitary confinement and other isolationist policies for inmates sentenced to death. The settlement was a response to a January 2018 suit filed by five inmates and their attorneys. The attorneys worked with the American Civil Liberties Union and Abolitionist Law Center to [...]

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