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The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of El Salvador declared an executive decree aimed at regulating the reopening of the economy as unconstitutional. President Nayib Bukele’s Ministry of Health issued Executive Decree No. 32 last month. The decree dealt with health protocols to guarantee the right to health of people during the [...]

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US District Court of the Northern District of Ohio Judge Dan Polster Friday denied a request by five retail pharmacy chains to dismiss opioid lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties. Lake and Trumbull Counties brought a common law absolute public nuisance claim against several pharmacies for dispensing prescription opioids to customers. The court previously concluded [...]

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A coalition of states and organizations led by New York filed papers in federal district court on Friday seeking to overturn President Trump’s order that would exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment base following this year’s census. President Trump issued a memorandum last month ordering the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the census count for [...]

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A US District Court judge on Friday granted the federal government’s request to terminate a set of antitrust rules, the so-called Paramount Decrees, that “for over seventy years have regulated how certain movie studios distribute films to movie theaters.” The decrees, a result of the landmark 1948 Supreme Court case United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc., [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Thursday that there have been a high number of human rights violations against journalists covering the ongoing civil war in Yemen.  The conflict began in March 2015. Since that time, the UN Human Rights Office has documented 357 human rights violations and abuses against journalists, including [...]

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The Foshan Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Canadian citizen Ye Jianhui to death Friday for manufacturing and transporting drugs. It was the fourth death sentence imposed on a Canadian by a Chinese court since Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies Company, was arrested in Vancouver in 2018 on a US warrant. The death [...]

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The United States Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions Friday on 11 Hong Kong and mainland China officials over their involvement in undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and curtailing citizens’ freedom of expression and assembly through the implementation of the National Security Law. Among those sanctioned is Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, characterized by the Treasury [...]

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A federal judge has ordered all detainees at the Mesa Verde Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) center to be tested for coronavirus. The decision issued Thursday was a result of a class action suit brought by detainees alleging that ICE had refused to take any meaningful action to mitigate the spread of coronavirus throughout the [...]

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