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The Georgia NAACP and voting rights organizations filed a lawsuit Sunday in an attempt to block the new voting law in Georgia that imposes stringent restrictions on voting and threatens voting rights. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 202 into law last Thursday. SB 202 effectively restricts early in-person voting, voting by absentee ballots and [...]

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A group of nearly 80 democratic members of congress sent a letter to President Joe Biden Tuesday urging him to reverse the Trump administration’s policies toward Cuba. The letter set forth the specific restrictions that the Biden administration should reverse, including both donative remittances and remittances sent by Cuban-Americans to their families. The Trump administration [...]

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US President Joe Biden on Wednesday reversed a temporary ban on green cards imposed by former president Donald Trump. Trump issued Proclamation 10014 last April, in which he temporarily suspended the issuance of green cards in order to protect American workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that this proclamation would preserve jobs for the [...]

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UN experts called Tuesday for the Biden administration to address the ongoing violations of human rights in its review of how to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo was originally used to house foreign terrorist suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Currently, there are about 40 detainees remaining at the facility. The UN has previously [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated in a court filing Thursday that a leader of the Oath Keepers, a paramilitary group, believed she was responding to a call from former president Donald Trump to stop the certification of the election results on January 6. Prior to and after losing the presidential election, Trump sewed [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday dropped an affirmative action lawsuit it had filed against Yale University, accusing the school of discriminating against Asian American and White students in its undergraduate admissions process. In 2016 the DOJ received a complaint from a coalition of Asian-American organizations asserting that Yale discriminates against Asians in [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Thursday for its handling of peaceful protests and use of excessive force. In her complaint, James argued that the NYPD unjustifiably used pepper spray and batons against Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters in violation of NYPD policies. Such action [...]

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A Pennsylvania attorney representing President Donald Trump in one of his election-related lawsuits asked the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Thursday to allow him to withdraw from representation, saying that Trump had used his “services to perpetrate a crime” and “taking action that the lawyer considers repugnant and with which [...]

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US Chief Justice John Roberts praised the heroic efforts of information technology staff in federal courts across the country for keeping those courts functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic in his annual report released Thursday, also lauding new partnerships and innovations implemented by judges and staff in various districts to maintain safety for all. Roberts noted [...]

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