Articles Posted in November, 2018

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday added the Vice President and First Lady of Nicaragua, Rosario Maria Murillo De Ortega, and top aide Nestor Moncada Lau to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. The moves comes in response to an executive order issued by President Donald Trump authorizing sanctions against [...]

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Supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday calling for major reforms of the electoral process in Georgia. Plaintiffs argue that Georgia has had longstanding issues with voting rights, especially impacting low-income voters and voters of color: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan, independent agency, found that among the [...]

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The UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) on Tuesday fined Uber £385,000 and €600,000, respectively, over a 2016 data breach that exposed the sensitive data of more than 57 million of its users worldwide. According to UK officials, between October 13 and November 15, 2016, Uber’s four UK affiliates (Uber [...]

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Alejandro Andrade, former national treasurer for the government of Venezuela, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday by Judge Robin Rosenberg of the US District Court Southern District of Florida for his role in a $1 billion bribery and money-laundering scheme. Andrade started his political career as a bodyguard to the former president of Venezuela, [...]

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Results released Monday show that voters in Mexico approved President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s 10 pet projects, despite low voter turnout. The vote results were criticized for lack of specificity in the description of the projects and poor voter turnout with only 1 in 90 citizens voting. Only 946,168 people participated in the referendum. All projects [...]

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The attorneys generals from Washington, DC, and 14 states filed an amicus brief on Monday in support of Maryland’s motion to replace Matthew Whitaker as US Attorney General with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The amicus brief was filed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania and Attorney General Karl Racine of Washington, DC. The attorneys general from Connecticut, [...]

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A panel of the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an emergency application submitted by Noel Conway, who suffers from a terminal motor neurone disease, challenging the Suicide Act of 1961, which makes assisted dying illegal. The panel, although finding that this case present “an arguable point of law of general public important which ought [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case concerning an appeal of class action status and a capital case challenging Oklahoma’s jurisdiction over a crime committed in Native American territory. The first case, Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, concerns the application of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23(f), which several courts have [...]

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