The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s decision invalidating an Alabama state law prohibiting dilation and evacuation abortions, the most common second-trimester abortion procedure. Writing for a unanimous panel, Chief Judge Ed Carnes upheld the lower court after reviewing for clear error its decision to invalidate the [...]

READ MORE

Mali’s Constitutional Court on Monday declared sitting President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner of the country’s August 12 presidential runoff election. According to electoral officials, Keita garnered 67.2 percent of the vote, easily besting Soumaila Cisse, who received 32.8 percent. The court listed the official vote count at 2,753,698 or 34.42 percent of the country’s 8 million registered [...]

READ MORE

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by a group of congresspeople against the General Services Administration (GSA) seeking the disclosure of documents related to the lease and operations of the Trump Hotel Washington. The plaintiffs, 17 democratic members of the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, filed the lawsuit [...]

READ MORE

The International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh (ICTB) on Monday sentenced  five people to death for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 war of independence  from Pakistan. After lengthy testimony, the three-judge panel unanimously found the men guilty of “abduction, confinement, torture, murder, and rape.” As members of Razakar Bahini, a pro-Pakistan paramilitary force, the court held that the men [...]

READ MORE

Judge Dabney Friedrich of the US District Court for the District of Columbia held Monday that the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller was constitutional. The opinion denied the motion to dismiss by defendant Concord Management and Consulting LLC. Concord’s motion argued that Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein lacked the power to appoint a special counsel. In addition, [...]

READ MORE

The Serbian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Belgrade announced a week-long strike starting July 30 in response to the killing of prominent criminal defense lawyer Dragoslav Miše Ognjanović. Ognjanović served on the war crimes defense team of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević in the early 2000s. He was also involved in a number [...]

READ MORE

Poland’s parliament amended Wednesday the controversial February bill that criminalized speech suggesting Poland played a role in Holocaust atrocities. At Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki‘s urging , lawmakers convened for an emergency session to amend the four-month-old law. The original law imposed three-year prison sentences for statements that “publicly and against the facts ascribe responsibility or co-responsibility for the [...]

READ MORE

Judge Dana Sabraw of the US District Court for the Southern District of California issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) practice of separating detained immigrant families. The court found “the extraordinary measure of a class-wide injunction warranted” since “the facts set forth before the court portray reactive governance — [...]

READ MORE