The US Supreme Court released an unsigned opinion Monday in Mays v. Hines, summarily reversing a lower court decision that had ordered a new trial for a Tennessee death row inmate. In the opinion, the Supreme Court held that the evidence for conviction was straightforward. Anthony Hines was accused and found guilty of murdering Katherine [...]

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The US Intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, released Friday, found that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman approved the operation to capture or kill the Saudi journalist. According to the report, at the time of the murder, the Crown Prince likely fostered an environment in which aides were afraid that failure [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Lange v. California to examine the circumstances around entering a home without a warrant. Arthur Lange was driving home on a highway in California when an officer pursued him with the intent to conduct a traffic stop. The officer followed Lange and activated his overhead lights [...]

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced on Thursday that it is considering a move to let internet users decide what personal data Big Tech companies can share with advertisers. The ACCC published its interim report, listing Google as its main adversary. The recent report is the latest in Australia’s fight against Google. “Advertising [...]

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A group of Google engineers announced Monday that they are forming a union, a very rare step in the technology industry. More than 200 employees at Google and Alphabet formed the Alphabet Workers Union, which will be affiliated with the Communication Workers of America union. The newly formed union will be the first open to [...]

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The United Nations Human Rights Office Wednesday criticized President Trump for pardoning former Blackwater contractors who were jailed in the US for killing 14 Iraqi civilians. On Tuesday, Trump granted full pardons to the former Blackwater contractors. The contractors had been previously sentenced to life imprisonment in August 2019 for the murders that took place [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr announced Monday that Libyan national Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi has been charged for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988 that killed citizens from 21 countries, including 190 Americans. It was considered the deadliest terror attack on the United States and [...]

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The Abolitionist Law Center published a report Tuesday highlighting racial disparities in Pittsburgh policing. The report shows that in 2019, Black people accounted for 43.6 percent of traffic stops and 71.4 percent of all frisks, though Black people only account for 23.2 percent of the city’s population. The report also shows that Black people also [...]

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld President-elect Joe Biden’s win on Monday, rejecting President Donald Trump’s lawsuit denying ballot results. Justice Brian Hagedorn delivered the court’s opinion, securing Biden’s victory in Wisconsin. Justice Hagedorn said that the challenges to voting laws “come long after the last play or even the last game; the Campaign is challenging [...]

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The Hungarian government on Tuesday introduced legislation that would ban adoption for same-sex couples. Under the new legislation, adoption will only be legal for same-sex couples if one partner applies as a single person. The legislation will only recognize families between married partners where the mother is a female, and the father is male. Justice [...]

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