The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Department of the Treasury announced Wednesday that they had imposed criminal charges and financial sanctions on two Russian nationals for their involvement in a phishing campaign. The two men were accused of stealing almost $17 million worth of cryptocurrency in a series of phishing attacks in [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday upheld the Trump administration’s ability to proceed with implementing three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump on the federal government’s labor and employee relations program. Trump signed Executive Orders 13836, 13837, and 13839 in 2018, which related to federal labor-management relations. They dealt [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced Monday that German automobile manufacturer Daimler agreed to pay $1.5 billion to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and California law associated with emissions cheating. To sell a new model year vehicle in the [...]

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Four rights groups filed a complaint Monday against US migrant detention center Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), alleging “medical neglect” and a lack of COVID-19 safety measures. Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network filed the complaint based on allegations made by a nurse who [...]

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Canada has failed to bring individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity to justice, according to a report released Tuesday by human rights organization Amnesty International Canada. The new report is part of a series that documents how judicial systems around the world fail to prosecute those accused of crimes under international law [...]

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US President Donald Trump has issued a memorandum that extends the current moratorium on offshore drilling on Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts. This memo also extended the moratorium to the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. Under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, Florida’s gulf waters are protected from offshore drilling until 2022. [...]

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The UK Ministry of Justice announced temporary legislation on Sunday that will extend the time that defendants can be held in custody while awaiting trial. This temporary legislation is meant to decrease pressure on courts from a backlog of more than 43,000 cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, defendants can be held for 182 [...]

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Canada and the Netherlands announced Wednesday that they will jointly aid with legal issues in the ongoing genocide case brought by The Gambia against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In November 2019, The Gambia filed a case against Myanmar at the ICJ, alleging that Myanmar committed genocide against the Rohingya ethnic group [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed a memo Wednesday threatening to cut federal funding to allegedly “lawless” cities, including Seattle, Portland, New York, and Washington, DC. For the last few months, in cities throughout the country, there have been widespread protests against police brutality sparked initially by the death of George Floyd in May. The protests [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which sought to enforce a subpoena issued to former White House counsel Don McGahn. The appeals court found that the committee lacked a cause of action. McGahn left his position as White House [...]

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