A Florida appeals court on Friday overturned the trial court’s ruling in favor of Florida teachers challenging the order that they argued “forced” school districts to reopen. The court held that the union’s case was not strong enough to qualify for the injunction issued by the trial court and that the trial court “exceeded the [...]

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The UN adopted a proposal on Tuesday from the Human Rights Council to postpone the investigations into human rights violations in Libya due to lack of funds. The Human Rights Council established a fact-finding mission in June to identify violations and abuses of human rights “since the beginning of 2016, with a view to prevent [...]

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A three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked an attempt Tuesday by the Arizona Democratic Party to allow voters who did not sign their ballots to correct their mistake for up to five days after the voting has ended. The law currently requires that early voters have their ballots [...]

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Iowa Judge Robert Hanson blocked a directive on Monday by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate that told counties they could not send absentee ballot request forms with any information already filled out for voters. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Iowa Democratic Party joined together to challenge this [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday to stop the enforcement of a requirement that mail-in absentee ballots be received by noon on Election Day to be considered valid. The case was brought against Connie Lawson, Indiana’s Secretary of State, by Common Cause Indiana [...]

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Several UN Special Rapporteurs and members of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention collectively pressed Nigeria Monday to halt the execution and overturn the death sentence for blasphemy for 22-year-old gospel singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu. The experts, Karima Bennoune, Ahmed Shaheed, Leigh Toomey, Elina Steinerte, José Guevara Bermúdez, Seong-Phil Hong, Sètondji Adjovi, Agnes Callamard, Irene Khan [...]

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The Supreme Court of Maine ruled on Tuesday in a per curiam opinion that there was not a sufficient number of valid signatures for the people’s veto of An Act to Implement Ranked-choice Voting for Presidential Primary and General Elections in Maine. The Secretary of State originally determined that there was an “inadequate number of [...]

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The US House of Representatives voted Monday in favor of legislation that would amend the 1945 McCarran-Ferguson Act and restore the ability of the federal government to charge health insurers under antitrust laws. This bill, HR 1418, is part of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2019, which was cosponsored by dozens of Democrats [...]

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Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said Monday that Myanmar has failed to adequately address the charges of genocide against Rohingya individuals in 2017. She stated that civilian casualties have been increasing again in a way that suggests “further war crimes or even crimes against humanity,” and called on the public to [...]

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Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for the Human Rights Commission of the UN, said in a press briefing Tuesday that the Saudi case on the “horrendous crime” of killing the journalist Jamal Khashoggi  in 2018 has lacked “proper transparency in the justice process.” Colville’s statements follow reports from Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on “extrajudicial, summary [...]

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