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US Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas wrote a six-page concurring opinion for the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari Monday in Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission v. Woods, stating that the court should decide whether religious organizations may practice hiring discrimination against LGBTQIA+ Americans and people of diverse faiths. According to his brief, Matthew Woods [...]

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Monday confirmed 925 civilian deaths in Ukraine since Russia’s February 24 invasion of the nation. This figure includes 75 children and 850 adults.  870 civilians died on Ukrainian-controlled land, and 55 were killed on territory controlled by the “self-proclaimed ‘republics'” of Donetsk and Luhansk. [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an order Wednesday demanding that Russia “immediately suspend” its military actions in Ukraine. Ukraine filed a request for provisional measures last month. Provisional measures are emergency actions that bind and “create international legal obligations” for any parties involved in a dispute. To pass temporary measures, the court first [...]

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday announced that it charged five defendants with several crimes related to an effort by the People’s Republic of China to “stalk, harass and spy on” Chinese nationals living in the United States. In a statement, Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the DOJ National Security Division said [...]

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Monday reported 636 total civilian deaths suffered during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Between February 24 and March 13, 2022, the OHCHR recorded 1,761 civilian casualties. This included 636 deaths and 1,125 injuries. Of those killed, 46 were children and 590 were adults. Of [...]

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Travis County Judge Amy Clark Meachum granted an injunction Friday in Doe v. Abbott, preventing Texas from investigating the parents of a transgender teenager. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on March 1, 2022 to challenge a directive from Governor Greg Abbott ordering the Texas Department of Family and [...]

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The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry reported Wednesday that the humanitarian crisis for Syrian civilians has worsened. The 39-page report details “new levels of hardship and suffering” after more than ten years of conflict in Syria. Commission Chair Paulo Pinheiro called for a review of sanctions currently imposed on Syria. He warned, “where sanctions are [...]

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The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Tuesday that Proud Boys leader Henry “Enrique” Tarrio was arrested in Miami after being named Monday in an indictment in the related to the January 6, 2021 insurrection. The Proud Boys are a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated hate group with violent white supremacist [...]

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The Florida Senate voted Tuesday to pass a controversial bill HB 1557, or the Parental Rights in Education. LGBTQIA activists have deemed the legislation a “Don’t Say Gay” bill because it limits discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms. The Florida House of Representatives passed the bill on February 25, 2022. The bill [...]

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The Council of Ministers of Poland adopted a draft law Monday to provide zł8 billion (US $1.75 billion) to Ukrainian refugees. The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) reported Tuesday that approximately 2.2 million refugees have fled Ukraine, and about 1.3 million of those have fled to Poland. Under the Polish program, any person or entity [...]

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