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The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Monday announced that it has issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Boris Epshteyn. Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) explained the subpoenas, saying: The four individuals we’ve subpoenaed today advanced unsupported theories about election fraud, pushed efforts [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Monday ruled that the Texas State Supreme Court must consider questions of enforcement of controversial abortion law SB8 before Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson can continue in federal court. When a federal court must consider an unresolved issue of state law, it may ask the state’s [...]

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Somali prisoner and Guantánamo Bay detainee Guled Hassan Duran was approved for transfer and will be released from detention, his lawyers announced Monday. According to the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Duran is the first detainee designated as “high value” to be approved for transfer. Duran is a Somali citizen and was captured by the [...]

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The New Jersey Supreme Court Monday ruled that juvenile offenders with lengthy sentences may petition for a review of their sentence after 20 years in prison. The court considered the cases of James Comer and James Zarate. Comer was sentenced to 75 years in prison at age 17 for his involvement in four armed robberies which [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Wednesday that thousands of ethnic Tigrayans have been deported from Saudi Arabia and abused by Ethiopian authorities upon their return. Tigray, a northern region of Ethiopia, has been a center of conflict for years. According to the New York Times, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) “dominated” Ethiopian politics for [...]

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The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik and a television outlet he controls, Alternativna Televizija d.o.o. Banja Luka (ATV). The sanctions came Wednesday after executive order 14033 ordered the United States Department of the Treasury (USDT) and other departments to take action against [...]

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The Seoul Administrative Court ruled Tuesday that private education facilities like cram schools, public study rooms and study cafes should be exempt from South Korea’s COVID-19 vaccine pass requirements. According to Yonhap News Agency, parents and owners of private education institutes claim that the mandate violates unvaccinated students’ right to learn. The Court agreed that [...]

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A Texas judge issued an amended execution order Tuesday for Carl Wayne Buntion and set his execution date for April 21, 2022. The scheduling of his execution raises issues of religious expression and implicates the pending Supreme Court case Ramirez v. Collier. Buntion was convicted of killing a police officer in 1990 during a traffic [...]

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Judge Reed O’Connor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas temporarily enjoined the United States Navy’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy on Monday. In August 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD) mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all service members. The Navy issued its own mandate requiring all active-duty service members to be [...]

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Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday steps to foster competition and protect consumers in the meatpacking and poultry industry amid national supply chain issues. Garland announced the new measures at President Biden’s roundtable meeting on “promoting competition and reducing prices in the meatpacking industry.” In the coming year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will partner [...]

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