Massachusetts state prosecutors from Middlex and Suffolk Counties, public defenders and a community activist organization filed a lawsuit against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Monday over federal immigration officials appropriating Massachusetts courtrooms as places to apprehend immigrants in the country illegally. The complaint stipulated that ICE has been using Massachusetts state courts, and its [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Mozambique on Thursday to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute local officials who extort money and sexual favors from those seeking aid. In March Cylcone Idai devastated villages in the Manica, Sofala, and Zambezia regions of Mozambique and left more than 1.85 million civilians in need of aid. Despite the UN’s response, [...]

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Federal prosecutors brought conspiracy and obstruction charges against a Massachusetts District Court judge and a court officer on Thursday for allegedly helping a man to evade federal immigration officials. The indictment, filed by the Department of Justice in the US District Court of Massachusetts,  accused Judge Shelley M. R. Joseph of conspiring to obstruct justice under 18 [...]

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed 37 men Tuesday for terrorism related crimes. Among those killed, 11 were accused by authorities for spying on behalf of Iran. Fourteen were convicted for violent offenses pertaining to prior anti-government protests. Most of the convicts identified as Shia and were predominantly from the country’s majority Shia eastern province. Most [...]

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Colorado Governor Jared Pollis signed a bill Tuesday granting the state more power to regulate oil and mineral operations. Sections 1 and 2 of the new law repeal previous legislative provisions that grant local governments jurisdiction over oil and gas operations within their territories only if the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission allows it. [...]

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The North Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday that would require local law enforcement and county governments to cooperate with federal immigration officials.  The bill would make two amendments to the North Carolina General Statutes. The first would amend NC General Statutes § 162-62 to require law enforcement who are processing prisoners to report the [...]

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Two American students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a score of elite universities and who the suit refers to as “California con-man, William “Rick” Singer.” The plaintiffs allege fraudulent admissions practices on part of Singer, and negligent oversight on part of the universities. Both of the students were denied admissions to these universities. The complaint [...]

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The European Union adopted a non-binding resolution Wednesday against Turkey’s accession as a member of the EU. The resolution passed in the European Parliament by 370 votes in favor, 109 against with 143 abstentions. The assembly noted past and ongoing human, civil, and due process rights violations committed by Turkey. The body expressed concern over Turkey’s [...]

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