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The US Supreme Court stayed the execution of Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez Tuesday. The order came only an hour before the execution was scheduled to take place and was granted in response to Gutierrez’s argument that his First Amendment rights were violated by the state’s refusal to grant his request to have a Christian chaplain [...]

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Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, expressed his “grave concern” Wednesday over the US’s decision to sanction the International Criminal Court (ICC). US President Donald Trump’s June 11 executive order authorized the imposition of economic sanctions and visa restrictions on those associated with the ICC, including those in the US who might be willing to [...]

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres published his annual children and armed conflict report Tuesday, which controversially removed the Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen from the list of those who have committed grave violations against children within the last year. The annual children and armed conflict report, which has been required by the security council [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday expressed “profound regret” and concern thatat the US decision to impose sanctions against it that may impede ongoing investigations throughout the world. US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday a litany of sanctions against the ICC, its staff and those aiding the investigation. The announcement followed the recent [...]

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Judge Jed Rakoff of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Wednesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must stop targeting those traveling to or at New York courthouses. The case stems from a 2019 lawsuit filed by authorities from the state of New York. They are attempting to [...]

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Retired federal judge John Gleeson on Wednesday published an 82-page memo accusing the US Department of Justice (DOJ) of a “gross abuse of prosecutorial power,” and urging the court to reject the attempt to drop the criminal case against Michael Flynn. Gleeson also accused the attorney general of giving special treatment to a presidential ally [...]

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Wake County Superior Court Judge Vinston Rozier ruled, on Monday, that the North Carolina prison officials must come up with a plan for testing every inmate for COVID-19 and must drastically reduce the number of inmate transfers between prisons. The ruling comes after NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit arguing that the [...]

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A Minneapolis judge on Monday set the bail for former police officer Derek Chauvin at $1.25 million. Chauvin faces recently increased charge of second-degree murder, alongside his previous second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder charges for the killing of George Floyd, and may face up to 40 years in prison if convicted. Chauvin participated in the [...]

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