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A California federal grand jury indicted Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, on Thursday on nine new federal criminal tax charges. The new charges join the two previous charges filed against him in a federal court in Delaware. Biden now faces 11 charges in total—three felonies and eight misdemeanors. The indictment concerns [...]

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The legislature of the Canadian province of Alberta invoked the controversial Alberta Sovereignty Act on Monday in response to Canada’s federal clean energy initiatives. Alberta’s legislature passed a resolution which resolved to “urge the Government to use all legal means necessary to oppose the implementation and enforcement of the Federal Initiative in Alberta.” The federal [...]

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New York City mayor Eric Adams was accused of sexually assaulting a Florida woman three decades ago, according to a summons filed with the Supreme Court of New York on Wednesday. The summons names Eric Adams, NYPD, the NPYD transit bureau, and three unknown entities as co-defendants. The plaintiff’s claims are brought under New York’s [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear United States v. Erlinger on Monday to decide if the US Constitution places a requirement under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) for “a jury trial and proof beyond a reasonable doubt to find that a defendant’s prior convictions were ‘committed on occasions different from one another.'” United [...]

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The US Supreme Court announced a code of ethics Monday amid ethics scandals and public pressure. The new code claims to respond to the “misunderstanding that the Justices of Court, unlike all other jurists in this country, regard themselves as unrestricted by any ethics rules.” It is made up of five canons and four pages [...]

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Israel has agreed to daily humanitarian pauses in its assault on Hamas in northern Gaza, according to a Thursday press briefing from a US national security spokesperson. John Kirby, the President’s National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic Communications, said that “the Israelis have announced some potentially important steps” and “there will now be two [...]

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The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Appeals Chamber heard arguments on Tuesday over whether the court may resume its investigation into human rights abuses in Venezuela. Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Canada referred Venezuela for investigation to the ICC in 2018. The referring states alleged the Maduro government committed crimes against humanity, performed arbitrary arrests and [...]

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The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court found Wednesday in two rulings that the state cannot enforce a regulation directed by executive order to make power plant owners pay for their planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions because it was created without legislative approval, dealing another setback to the centerpiece of former Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to fight global warming. [...]

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Rep. George Santos survived an expulsion vote in the US House of Representatives Wednesday amid due process concerns with his ongoing criminal charges. The U.S. Constitution Art. 1 Sec. 5 Cl. 2, requires “the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.” The resolution to expel Santos alleges that Santos “engaged in serious financial fraud throughout [...]

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Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) suspended the results of the country’s opposition primary elections and disqualified three candidates from running for office, according to a Monday decision on the TSJ website. The decision cites the “unconstitutional and illegal acts of the National Primary Commission” as justifying the suspension of “all the effects of the [...]

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