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The State of Kerala filed a lawsuit against India in the India Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) violates the constitution. Kerala alleges that the CAA results “in classifications based on religion and based on country, both classifications being apparently and manifestly discriminatory.” Article 14 of the constitution prohibits discrimination [...]

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Steibert, said Wednesday that Germany is banning so-called gay conversion therapy for minors and for adults who have diminished decision-making capabilities. Steibert stated that gay conversion therapy has no scientific basis and results in psychological harm. The goal is to “protect’s people’s right to sexual self-determination.” Federal Minister of Health [...]

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The EU called Thursday for the adoption of targeted sanctions and freezing f assets of Chinese officials for the “severe repression” of the human rights of the Uighur people in Xinjiang. The resolution was adopted by a show of hands. The resolution states that Uighurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities are subject to arbitrary detention, torture [...]

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The democrats in the US House of Representatives revealed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The first article of impeachment, abuse of power, relates to Trump’s alleged dealings with Ukraine to “publicly announce investigations that would benefit his reelection, harm the election prospects of a [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee released a report on Saturday outlining the constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment. The report does not refer to specific allegations against President Donald Trump but rather, lays out the history and constitutional law of presidential impeachment. A similar report was issued during Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton’s impeachment inquiries. The report [...]

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Unitrans International, a Virginia defense contracting company, agreed Wednesday to pay $45 million to settle criminal obstruction charges and False Claims Act allegations brought by the Department of Justice for illegally shipping construction materials to Afghanistan through Iran. Unitrans provided logistical support to Anham, a Dubai Free Zone company incorporated under the laws of the [...]

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday suspended the extension of the current Chief of Army’s three-year term. The court held that the extension of the term is suspended on grounds that it violates the constitution. This comes as a setback to Prime Minister Imran Khan who initiated the extension “in view of the regional [...]

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The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled on Wednesday that defendants cannot be compelled to provide the passwords of their computers to law enforcement officials. The court ruled that this compulsion violates the self-incrimination clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania brought distribution of child pornography charges against the appellant. The Office of the [...]

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have prohibited abortions on the basis of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. In addition, the bill would have prohibited abortions if they were sought because of the sex of the unborn child. Wolf said in a statement, “this legislation is a restriction on [...]

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