US District Judge Allison D. Burroughs announced Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to rescind its controversial new rule that would have prohibited international students taking university courses entirely online during the COVID-19 pandemic from staying in the US. The parties in Harvard v. US Department of Homeland Security informed the court that [...]

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an abortion ban on Monday that was quickly blocked by a temporary restraining order issued from the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs in Memphis Center for Reproductive Health et al. v. Herbert Slatery et. al., filed a motion requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction [...]

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The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals released an opinion Monday supporting US Department of Justice policy on so-called “sanctuary cities.” New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Rhode Island were joined by the City of New York in a suit against the Department of Justice for denying them certain grants under the [...]

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Monday signed into law a bill requiring all police in the state to wear body cameras and prohibiting the use of chokeholds. The bipartisan legislation passed unanimously by the state’s General Assembly makes illegal “the use of any maneuver on a person that applies pressure to the neck, throat, windpipe, or carotid [...]

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In a judgment released Tuesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) sided with Qatar in its dispute over an air blockade imposed against it by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The ICJ held that the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has jurisdiction to entertain the application submitted to [...]

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Trial Chamber X  of the International Criminal Court began the trial Tuesday of Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud for crimes allegedly committed in Mali between 2012 and 2013 when he was a member of the militant Islamist group Ansar Dine. Al Hassan is accused of religious and gender-based persecution, committing war crimes, demolishing [...]

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A New York judge Monday vacated a retraining order against Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, allowing her to promote her new memoir about the Trump family. Robert Trump, brother of Donald Trump, had filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Mary Trump upon hearing his niece’s plans to publish a memoir [...]

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The US District Court for the District of Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Monday that temporarily stops the US Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) from restricting access to mifepristone, an early abortion medication. The FDA had previously required patients to physically travel to their health care providers to pick up the medication and sign a [...]

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China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Monday that China will impose sanctions against four US officials in retaliation for previous US sanctions against Chinese officials prompted by alleged human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China. The sanctions target Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), as well as Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) [...]

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