Judge T.S. Ellis, III for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled Tuesday that charges for bank fraud and tax evasion against former campaign manager for US President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, can proceed. Manafort challenged his indictment in June, arguing that Special Counsel exceeded its authority. Ellis refused to dismiss [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday supplemented its lawsuit with a memorandum in support of a preliminary injunction to block the Trump administration from separating asylum-seeking immigrant parents from their children and to order the administration to reunite separated families. The ACLU urges the court issue this preliminary injunction, arguing that Trump’s executive [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, in which weak security measures allegedly allow access to the private, sensitive information of voters. The program compares voter registration lists in multiple participating states for duplicates. The [...]

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Citizens in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana filed lawsuits on Tuesday against their respective states for violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act through the drawing of the congressional districts. The lawsuits request that the congressional maps approved in 2011 be redrawn to strengthen the African American vote, by creating majority-minority congressional districts, allowing African [...]

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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that the Department of Justice has repeatedly refused to provide him with documentation justifying his firing. The lawsuit alleges that the Office of the Inspector General has refused to make the inspector general manual available for public review, refused to provide it and [...]

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The National Assembly of Vietnam on Tuesday passed a cybersecurity law that will affect the operations of global tech companies, such as Facebook and Google. The law will require global tech companies to store important personal data on Vietnamese users locally, as well as requiring them to maintain offices in Vietnam. The law further requires [...]

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In a hearing before the European Court of Human Rights Wednesday, the Georgia government accused Russia of committing war crimes and human rights violations during the 2008 conflict . Georgia’s government accused Russia of more than 100 air assaults in Georgian territory. It cited evidence to show that Russia “carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks,” [...]

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