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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Monday issued a rule supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium, and requiring debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the eviction moratorium. The rule further prohibits debt collectors, including attorneys, from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection from eviction under [...]

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The Abolitionist Law Center (ALC) published a report Tuesday detailing continued racial disparities in the Allegheny County Prison System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ALC Court Watch, implemented this summer, aimed to keep courts accountable with “observation, data collection and public reporting.” They found that Black residents are more likely to be arrested, charged and have monetary [...]

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The US Supreme Court vacated a stay of execution for Orlando Hall Thursday evening, resulting in Hall’s execution at 11:47 pm Thursday. Justices Kagan, Breyer, and Sotomayor dissented from the decision. Hall is the eighth federal death row inmate to be executed since President Donald Trump resumed federal executions this summer after a 17-year hiatus. [...]

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Peter Debbins, a former US Army Green Beret, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring with Russian operatives in order to provide them with US national defense information. John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security commented on the guilty plea: “Debbins today acknowledged that he violated this country’s highest trust by passing sensitive national security information [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for the protection of civilians in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Friday, after reports of an “increasingly alarming human rights situation.” Insurgents captured the district of Muidumbe in Cabo Delgado last week, causing thousands to flee. Bachelet described the human rights situation as “desperate” for many. The international humanitarian law [...]

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The National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) released a joint statement with state and federal election officials Thursday, refuting US President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud. NASED called the November 3 election “the most secure in American history.” Trump has been pushing unfounded claims of election fraud, tweeting about 2.7 million “deleted” votes [...]

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Judge Emmet Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia Tuesday  ordered the US Postal Service (USPS) to conduct a sweep of postal facilities “to ensure that no ballots have been held up and that any identified ballots are immediately sent out for delivery.” Sullivan also ordered the Postal Service to file [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is monitoring polling locations in 18 states across the US on election day, ensuring compliance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Voting rights monitors are regularly dispatched to monitor polling locations during federal elections. As in past years, monitors will focus on compliance with the Voting Rights Act, and [...]

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Judge Richard J. Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia effectively struck down a voter intimidation lawsuit against US President Donald Trump on Thursday, denying jurisdiction over the claims. Voting rights group Free Speech for People brought the suit against Trump on behalf Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. They sought a [...]

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The US Department of the Interior rolled back federal protections for gray wolves on Thursday despite protests from environmentalists. According to the announcement: The gray wolf is the latest in a strong list of recoveries that includes the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, American alligator, brown pelican and 48 other species of animals and plants in [...]

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