US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced additional sanctions on Iran Friday. Pompeo said the US government’s intent is to intensify its economic sanctions upon Iran after Iran’s recent attack on US troops in Iraq. He also explained that the US will continue to attack Iran’s sources of revenue until Iran stops its “terror plots and campaigns [...]

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Iran on Sunday announced its intention to no longer abide by the 2015 nuclear deal. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a deal signed between Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US in 2015, whereby Iran pledged to limit its nuclear activities, particularly its uranium enrichment activities, in exchange for [...]

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The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected a death row inmate’s argument that the reinstatement of the death penalty in Nebraska violated his constitutional rights. In May 2015 the Nebraska legislature enacted LB 268, a law that aimed to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska and change death penalty sentences into life imprisonment sentences. LB 268 [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of New York on Tuesday temporarily blocked parts of a New York farm workers law from going into effect. Judge Lawrence Vilardo issued a temporary injunction that prevents parts of the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act from going into effect until a final [...]

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US President Trump on Monday signed a bill that will help eliminate rape kit backlogs throughout the country. HR 777, also known as the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act, authorizes up to $151,000,000 in funding per year to state and local governments to process and test DNA evidence. The Act renews the Debbie Smith Act, which [...]

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The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect Wednesday. The California Consumer Privacy Act, signed into law by then-governor Jerry Brown in June 2018, was enacted in response to a series of data misuse incidents. The Act aims to protect California residents’ online privacy by giving them control over their personal information. It gives California consumers the [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld on Friday a lower court’s decision to maintain President Obama’s designation of nearly 5,000 miles of ocean off the coast of New England as a “national monument.” In 2016, President Obama, in an exercise of powers vested in him by the Antiquities Act, established [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency request to the Supreme Court on Monday in an attempt to resume federal executions . The emergency request is the DOJ’s latest attempt to vacate an injunction, issued by US District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan a few weeks ago, which imposed an immediate stay on the execution of federal death row [...]

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The Iraqi Parliament officially accepted Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation at its 20th session on Sunday. The Iraqi Prime Minister announced his resignation last Friday after violent protests in Baghdad and other cities over his failure to bring about promised reforms. On Sunday, the Iraqi Parliament formally accepted his resignation. The official resignation raised some [...]

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US Senators Chris Coons and Mike Lee introduced a new bill Thursday that aims to limit federal use of facial recognition technology. The bill, titled The Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act of 2019, was introduced in the US Senate in an effort to “make sure that law enforcement has the tools necessary to keep us [...]

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