A federal judge for the District Court of the Southern District of New York ruled on Tuesday that non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements signed by employees of former President Donald Trump’s campaign cannot be enforced. In November 2017, Jessica Densen attempted to file a lawsuit against the campaign for sex discrimination, harassment, and slander. The campaign [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the class action certification case of TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez. The class accuses TransUnion of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by producing incorrect credit reports. Sergio Ramirez and other class members matched persons listed on the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals [...]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill abolishing the death penalty Wednesday. Under Senate Bill 1165 and House Bill 2263, any person with a death sentence for an offense committed before July 1, 2021, will be sentenced to life imprisonment instead, and “no person may be sentenced to death or put to death” under the [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California certified a class action lawsuit Monday against Apple over its controversial butterfly keyboard. Although the court granted the motion on March 8, the parties had 11 days to redact the document before its release. In 2015, Apple released the butterfly keyboard: a [...]

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Archbishop of Hamburg Stefan Hesse offered to resign Friday after allegations that he mishandled sexual abuse cases appeared in a lengthy report on abuse in the Archdiocese of Cologne. Professor Bjorn Gercke, who compiled the 800-page study, said it identifies more than 200 perpetrators and more than 300 victims of abuse from 1975 to 2018. [...]

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German authorities on Tuesday arrested a former member of the Gambian armed forces in Hanover for his alleged crimes against humanity in the Gambia. An arrest warrant was filed for him on March 3. The federal prosecutor’s office alleges that the accused, referred to only as Bai L., committed “crimes against humanity, murder and attempted [...]

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UN human rights experts condemned Wednesday several “large-scale” human rights violations in Venezuela that “amount to crimes against humanity.” The United Nations Human Rights Council initiated a fact-finding mission in Venezuela on September 27, 2019, to investigate “patterns of violations, directly and indirectly, affecting all human rights.” Marta Valiñas, the chairperson of the fact-finding mission, presented [...]

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The South Dakota state Senate on Monday approved a bill that prevents transgender women from competing in women’s sports at the high school and college level. Titled “an act to promote continued fairness in women’s sports,” the legislation applies to public schools and any “institution of higher education under the control of the Board of [...]

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The US Senate on Thursday unanimously passed an Act to impose limitations on Confucius Institutes situated on college campuses. The Confucius Act, sponsored by Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, governs cultural organizations “directly or indirectly” funded by the Chinese government. Confucius Institutes hold cultural events, teach Chinese, and sponsor trips to China on college campuses. [...]

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