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Russian state news agency TASS Monday announced that Brittney Griner has appealed her controversial nine-year prison sentence. Griner was arrested in February at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow while attempting to enter the country with vape cartridges containing a small amount of cannabis oil. Griner pled guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges on July 7. [...]

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The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM) Monday announced it has suspended plans to amend the Act on Equality between Women and Men (Equality Act) to further decrease the gender pay gap in the nation. Minister for Gender Equality Thomas Blomqvist said parties simply could not agree on the bill’s content, and the [...]

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Iran Tuesday released Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkhah on furlough for five days, Adelkhah’s supporters announced. The Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal Support Committee stated the furlough provides only “temporary relief from suffering” but may be renewable. Adelkhah will remain under judicial supervision during her temporary release. Adelkhah is a researcher at the Paris Institute of [...]

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Kansas voters Tuesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment which would have removed abortion protections from the Kansas state constitution. The Kansas Secretary of State unofficially reported that 59 percent of voters rejected the amendment while 41 percent would have adopted it. Anti-abortion advocates hoped to amend the state constitution to stipulate that “the constitution of the state [...]

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Uk Home Secretary Priti Patel Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. The Magistrates Court and High Court considered US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s extradition request and determined that extradition is not “oppressive, unjust or an abuse of process” and is not “incompatible with human rights, including his [...]

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The US Congress Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Thursday held its third public hearing and presented evidence of a “pressure campaign” by former president Donald Trump to persuade former vice president Mike Pence to refuse to certify Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential victory. In a January 6, 2021, [...]

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Órban Tuesday declared a wartime state of emergency, citing physical, energy and economic fears originating from the ongoing war in Ukraine. Órban declared a similar emergency during the Covid-19 pandemic and assumed special emergency powers set to expire next week. Órban won a fourth term as prime minister in a “landslide” [...]

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The Texas Supreme Court Friday ruled that state agencies in Texas may investigate gender affirming care as child abuse but that the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is not bound to undertake any such investigations. On February 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion stating that many forms of gender affirming care [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday unanimously ruled in Shurtleff v. City of Boston that Boston officials violated the First Amendment by refusing to fly a Christian flag at city hall. Boston city officials approved requests to fly “dozens of different flags” until 2017, when they denied a request from Camp Constitution director Harold Shurtleff. Under [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Friday ruled that required bar dues for lawyers in Wisconsin are constitutional. Attorney Schuyler File sued the State Bar of Wisconsin over compulsory association membership and fees, arguing that the payments violate his First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. File based his [...]

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