On Saturday, the US Senate held the final confirmation vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote was 51-48 and was along party lines. According to a tweet from President Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh is set to be sworn in late Saturday evening. The confirmation vote comes after the US Senate [...]

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The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony  from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh regarding the sexual assault allegations made by Blasey Ford earlier this month. In her opening statement , Blasey Ford said: My motivation in coming forward was to provide the facts about how Mr. Kavanaugh’s actions have [...]

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The EU Parliament  approved a controversial new copyright directive  on Wednesday that could force sites like Google and Facebook to install filters to prevent copyrighted material from being uploaded. The final vote was 438 in favor and 226 against. The main controversy stems from Articles 11 and 13. Article 11 has allowed authors to have their [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Thursday decriminalized consensual sex with members of the same sex by ruling that part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code violated fundamental rights. Section 377 was introduced in 1861 during British rule of India and criminalized sexual activities with same sex partners as “unnatural offences.” The Supreme Court [...]

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Amnesty International  called Tuesday for the release of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, detained since June, and her husband Reza Khandan, who was arrested Tuesday. Reza Khandan was charged by Tehran’s Office of the Prosecutor with spreading propaganda against the system, colluding to commit crimes against national security, and promoting the practice of appearing [...]

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