skeeze / Pixabay

The US Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline to file a petition for writ of certiorari in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new rule allows petitioners to file within 150 days of the lower court’s decision, an increase from the 90-day requirement ordinarily used. The order submitted also clarifies that subsequent time extensions [...]

READ MORE
geralt / Pixabay

The Chinese government imposed restrictive measures against five major US media outlets Wednesday. The impacted organizations include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, TIME and Voice of America. The announcement comes weeks after the US designated five Chinese media organizations as “foreign missions,” requiring registration with the US government. The [...]

READ MORE
geralt / Pixabay

The House passed a COVID-19 emergency package early this morning. The bill’s approval comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin spent Friday negotiating the details of the measure. The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201) includes numerous provisions to directly combat the spread of COVID-19. The bill requires testing of the [...]

READ MORE

Iranian officials stated Monday that 70,000 prisoners have been released to combat the spread of the coronavirus within incarceration facilities. Last Wednesday, the government had announced the figure was 54,000. Iran has been one of the countries hit hardest by the outbreak of the coronavirus. As of Monday morning, Iran has more than 6,500 cases [...]

READ MORE

A Russian court ruled Tuesday that facial recognition technology does not violate the privacy rights of its citizens. The Russian government has partnered with Ntechlab to provide facial recognition software. Ntechlab created the app FindFace, which can be used to identify random individuals with 70 percent accuracy. All that is needed is an individual’s photograph [...]

READ MORE
Tumisu / Pixabay

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an anti-gun violence measure into law Tuesday. Known as a “red flag law,” the legislation seeks to reduce suicides and mass shootings by taking the weapons of individuals who are suspected of being a danger to themselves or a danger to others. The Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order [...]

READ MORE