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Oregon starts issuing standard driver licenses to undocumented immigrants Friday owing to a law passed by the state’s legislature in the summer of 2019. The law, originally introduced in the Oregon House as HB2015 and later signed into law as the “Equal Access to Roads Act”, eliminates the requirement for persons to prove US citizenship [...]

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Paris’ city hall has been ordered to pay a fine of €90,000 for putting too many women in management positions. The order was issued Tuesday by  France’s civil service ministry, which determined in its annual report on professional equality that the Paris city hall broke the national rules on gender parity when it appointed 11 women [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Nevada’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional because it places harsher attendance limits on religious gatherings than on casinos and other secular businesses. The ruling relates to Directive 021, one of the many COVID-19 directives issued by Nevada Governor [...]

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter of Human and People’s Rights, which established the African Court on Human and People’s Rights. The instrument was deposited at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Friday. It ratifies the establishment of the African Court [...]

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The French National Assembly has passed a controversial bill restricting the publication of images of police. The bill, approved Tuesday, known as the Global Security bill, was introduced by President Emmanuel Macron’s political party, La Republique en Marche. It was adopted by the National Assembly despite the intense criticisms and protests  it sparked throughout the [...]

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Sixty protesters filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing the Chicago Police Department of violating their First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights by using “brutal, violent and unconstitutional tactics” to curb the social justice protests that took place this summer. The plaintiffs, who all took part in various Black lives Matter (BLM) rallies and protests in [...]

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Amnesty International on Wednesday issued a warning about US President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with US President-elect Joe Biden and its dire impact on what it called the “human rights crisis” presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The human rights organization condemned Trump’s refusal to cooperate, concluding that the lack of cooperation and its resulting [...]

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A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump accusing CNN of libel. Trump’s complaint, filed in March, was prompted by CNN contributor Larry Noble’s June 2019 op-ed article in which he argued that former special counsel Robert Mueller should have charged Trump for soliciting help from Russia during his 2016 campaign. The [...]

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A judge rejected the defense’s request to move the trial of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd to another venue Thursday. Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, the four police officers charged in Floyd’s death, had requested a change in venue last [...]

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