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The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Wednesday removed Jesús “El Rey” Zambada, who had testified against Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, from its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. Sanctions had been placed on Zambada for his involvement in the drug cartel. A department official stated that [...]

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The New York state legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would automatically restore the voting rights of convicted felons once they are released on parole. The New York Senate voted 43 to 20 to pass the bill, S830B, which amends the state’s criminal code by striking provisions that revoke voting rights of convicted felons [...]

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On Friday, media tycoon Jimmy Lai and two other pro-democracy activists received sentences for unauthorized assembly relating to 2019 protests in Hong Kong. Lai was found guilty in two separate trials for unauthorized assembly. He will serve 14 months in prison for his involvement in the pro-democracy protests. On April 1, 2021, a Hong Kong [...]

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On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling on whether the Wisconsin Elections Commission has a duty to remove voters who may have moved from the rolls, holding that it is not a duty for the commission. A Wisconsin circuit court had previously ruled that the removal of such voters was a duty of [...]

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On Friday, President Biden issued an executive order forming the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. Biden ordered the formation of the commission to study potential changes to the Supreme Court amid calls from many liberals to reform the Court. Under the executive order, membership of the commission is to be [...]

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On Thursday, a Hong Kong court found seven high-profile democracy activists guilty of unauthorized assembly for their involvement in a 2019 anti-government protest. The defendants, who are all 60 years or older, include media figure Jimmy Lai and barrister Martin Lee. The group of veteran activists also include former lawmakers and political figures. District Judge [...]

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Jacob Blake, who was shot and paralyzed by a police officer in August, filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday against officer Rusten Sheskey on allegations of excessive use of force. Sheskey, a white police officer, shot Blake, a Black man, on August 23 when responding to a complaint of “family trouble.” The shooting occurred [...]

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On Friday, unsealed court records from a federal grand jury indictment revealed four Proud Boys leaders have been charged with six counts including conspiracy in relation to the January 6 Capitol attacks. Count one of the indictment claims a conspiracy in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, under which one may be charged if, “two [...]

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The city council of Minneapolis unanimously voted Friday to approve a $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd. Of the $27 million, “$500,000 will be used for the benefit of the community around 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis,” which is the area where Floyd was killed. Mayor Jacob Frey’s office indicated that he would [...]

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