Amnesty International on Friday demanded an investigation based upon findings of human rights abuses including torture by the Hong Kong Police. Amnesty’s report focuses specifically on police brutality during arrests stemming from recent mass protests. “Interviews of arrested persons and lawyers by Amnesty International show that police violence most commonly occurred before and during arrest. [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newson signed legislation Thursday aimed at protecting so-called “gig economy” employees. Assembly Bill No. 5 is expected to impact drivers for ride share apps such as Uber and Lyft. However, the legislation also can affect other independent employees. The legislation has amended Section 621 of the Unemployment Insurance Code to define an [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday reinstated a case from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington accusing the president of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses. The case revolves around President Donald Trump allegedly mixing his position as president with his business interests. The accusations against Trump include his [...]

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced legislation Friday to further strengthen the nation’s gun laws six months after terror attacks on two Christchurch mosques left 51 people dead. The proposed legislation is being called the Arms Legislation Bill. The proposed legislation seeks to ensure gun ownership is restricted to responsible users while simultaneously seeking [...]

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Fifty US states and territories announced an antitrust investigation of Google and its parent company Alphabet Monday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will be leading the bipartisan investigation, which will focus on Google’s monopoly of online advertising markets. Paxton stated that “we have seen evidence that Google’s business practices may have undermined [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday reinstated a nationwide ban on the new Trump administration rule that intended to block asylum applications based on specific requirements. Judge Jon Tigar stated in his opinion that, “The effect of the Rule is to categorically deny asylum to almost [...]

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