The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for trademark infringement, resulting from the latter organization’s decision to change the name of its program to “Scouts BSA” and permit girls, ages 11 to 17, to join. The complaint alleges that BSA’s [...]

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Makati Regional and Municipal Trial Court Branch 148 Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano on Monday rejected a petition by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that sought to have Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a known critic of Duterte, arrested. Duterte sought the arrest of Trillanes after voiding his amnesty, which was granted by former-President Benigno Aquino III in [...]

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A Canadian law took effect on Wednesday legalizing the sale of marijuana for recreational consumption. The Cannabis Act will “provide legal access to cannabis” and “control and regulate its production, distribution and sale.” Anyone over the 18 is legally permitted to possess at most 30 grams of cannabis. People in Canada are also permitted to [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a group of Tennessee voters regarding Amendment 1 to the state’s constitution, a 2014 ballot measure that eliminated the right to an abortion from the document. The petitioners argued that the vote counting method was fundamentally unfair and skewed the voting in support [...]

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The Honduras Supreme Court on Monday temporarily suspended the murder trial of eight men accused of killing Honduran environmental rights activist Berta Cáceres. Cáceres was killed inside her home in 2016. There is believed to have been collusion between state security forces and Desarrollos Energeticos SA, the company in charge of a hydroelectric project that [...]

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