The High Court of the Indian capital of New Delhi directed police Wednesday to register First Information Reports (FIR) against political leaders for provocative speeches inciting violence in the city. It ordered the police commissioner to watch video clips of inflammatory statements by political leaders and lodge FIRs. In India, an FIR is a written [...]

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Nepal’s law ministry has prepared a draft bill to “domesticate the Geneva Conventions with the objective of removing the gap in the domestic legal system,” a ministry official was reported to have said on Monday. “The new bill proposes imprisonment till death for serious violations of the provisions of Geneva Conventions that deal with the [...]

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The US Supreme Court added 13 cases to its docket for the October 2019 term Friday, including three cases challenging the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children from deportation. The court also denied review of an Alabama [...]

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Florida’s legislature on Thursday gave approved a bill that would ban so-called “sanctuary cities,” requiring local government agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. SB 168 was approved by a vote of 22-18 in the Senate and a vote of 68-45 in the House. The bill now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis, who has previously [...]

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Deputy US Attorney Rod Rosenstein submitted his letter of resignation Monday, effective May 11. Rosenstein was appointed by US President Donald Trump and oversaw the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He was sworn in in April 2017. In his letter to Trump, Rosenstein wrote: I am [...]

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Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced Tuesday that a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulation has been amended to ban bump stocks, drawing a legal challenge the same day. Whitaker said the final rule states that bump stocks fall within the federal definition of “machine gun,” so the rule clarifies existing [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday postponed the sentencing of former national security advisor to Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, allowing him more time to cooperate with ongoing investigations. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia called Flynn’s crimes “very serious” and asked him numerous pointed questions. Flynn had pleaded guilty [...]

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