The US House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that will reform the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aircraft certification process. This actions follows two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes within five months that killed 346 people. The House committee responsible for investigating the airplanes issued a preliminary report in March that identified errors and [...]

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The US Department of Justice said Tuesday that it will drop charges against Mexico’s former defense minister and return him to Mexico for possible prosecution. Former Mexican Secretary of National Defense General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, nicknamed “The Godfather,” has been accused of working on behalf of the cartel H-2. He allegedly took bribes to protect [...]

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The US Senate unanimously passed a bill Monday that would allow justice officials to impose criminal sanctions on individuals involved in international doping fraud conspiracies. This act, known as the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019, would provide restitution to victims and require information sharing with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The bill would make [...]

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Ten Republican attorneys general (AGs) filed a multi-state amicus brief Monday with the US Supreme Court in the Pennsylvania mail-in ballot challenge, Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowed mail-in ballots to be received up to three days after Election Day, even without postmarks. The AGs of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments for both Niz-Chavez v. Barr and Brownback v. King, concerning serving notice and a judgment bar under the Federal Tort Claims Act, respectively. The issue on appeal in Niz-Chavez was whether, to serve notice in accordance with 8 USC § 1229(a) and trigger the stop-time rule, the government [...]

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US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would go to the Supreme Court to stop ballot counting in the presidential election, after claiming that continuation was a “fraud on the American public.” Trump gave remarks in the East Room of the White House early on Wednesday morning as millions of votes were still being counted [...]

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Sutter County Superior Court Judge Sarah Heckman Monday preliminarily ordered California Governor Gavin Newsom to stop issuing directives related to the coronavirus that might interfere with state law. She tentatively ruled that Governor Newsom overstepped his powers granted by the California Emergency Services Act (CESA) when he issued Executive Order N-67-2, which dealt with the [...]

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Judge John Bates of the US District Court for the District of Columbia Monday approved the release of a controversial Trump administration report on policing reforms.  The Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice was unveiled in January, following an executive order by President Trump, and planned to deliver proposals to the International [...]

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The UN human rights investigator for Belarus said Monday that Belarus needs to “promptly stop repressing its own people” and should establish an independent judicial system to overcome its current political crisis. This call follows demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election for a sixth term in August, which some claim was rigged. During a presentation [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday rejected a Department of Justice (DOJ) request to immediately ban Apple from offering WeChat in the US. In early August, President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing sanctions against Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat, stating that the spread of Chinese mobile apps throughout [...]

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