The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. The first case, Herrara v. Wyoming, concerns whether Crow Tribe members have the right to hunt on Bighorn National Forest lands. The second case, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com, concerns when a copyright is registered. In Herrara v. Wyoming, Herrara’s attorney [...]

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order on Tuesday that places new goals and restrictions for the state regarding greenhouse gas emissions. When announcing the executive order, the governor stated “In the absence of leadership from the federal government, states and cities are stepping up and doing their part to reduce emissions.” By 2050, the [...]

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The Domestic Violence Act of 2018 went into effect in Ireland on Wednesday, which includes the offense of coercive control. The offense is committed when a person: knowingly and persistently engages in behaviour that- (a) is controlling or coercive, (b) has a serious effect on a relevant person, and (c) a reasonable person would consider [...]

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US Chief Justice John Roberts released the 2018 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary on Monday. The report discussed the importance of the relationship between federal judges and their clerks. It also reported an update on the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group, which was established to investigate inappropriate conduct in the workplace against clerks and [...]

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The attorneys generals from Washington, DC, and 14 states filed an amicus brief on Monday in support of Maryland’s motion to replace Matthew Whitaker as US Attorney General with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The amicus brief was filed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania and Attorney General Karl Racine of Washington, DC. The attorneys general from Connecticut, [...]

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Voters in Switzerland rejected the Self-determination Initiative (also known as the “Swiss law, not foreign judges” initiative) on Sunday. The initiative was rejected in a vote of 33.8 percent for and 66.2 percent against the referendum. The initiative would have required an amendment to the Constitution that would require any conflicts between international agreements and [...]

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