The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against a non-US citizen who was contesting his indictment for unlawful re-entry into the country. The case, US v. Palomar-Santiago, involved Refugio Palomar-Santiago, a Mexican citizen who became a lawful permanent resident in 1990. In 1998, an immigration judge found that Palomar-Santiago had committed an aggravated felony under [...]

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The US House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday that aims to strengthen federal efforts to address hate crimes directed at Asian-Americans, clearing the measure for President Joe Biden’s signature. The bill, which specifically addresses the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic, was passed by the Senate last month in [...]

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill Monday legalizing the use of medical marijuana in the state. The new law comes after decades of Republican opposition to the issue, which has gradually been fading. The bill will allow people with one of 16 qualifying medical conditions, including cancer, a terminal illness, and depression, to purchase medical [...]

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The EU’s General Court on Wednesday annulled a European Commission decision from 2017, in which the Commission had found that a tax deal between the Luxembourg government and multinational tech company Amazon amounted to “illegal state aid.” In 2017, Amazon was ordered by the European Commission, the EU’s politically independent executive arm, to pay approximately [...]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Monday signed a bill that repeals an 1863 civil war-era statute, one year after Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot. The bill amends Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, which was enacted to allow white citizens to arrest anyone they suspected of committing a crime and mainly used to capture [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Monday issued an order asking the Central Government to review India’s current vaccination plan in the midst of the country’s second wave of infections. It stated that the present policy would infringe the right to public health, violating Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The Court outlined several aspects [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that non-citizens and non-residents can claim an aboriginal right under the constitution. The case was about the definition of “Aboriginal peoples of Canada” in Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution. The court found the central question to be whether people who are not Canadian citizens or do not [...]

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