A federal judge Thursday sentenced Eduard Florea, a New York man who applied to join a far-right group known as the Proud Boys, to 33 months in prison after he threatened the life of US Senator-elect Raphael Warnock ahead of the January 6 Capitol Riot. Florea was arrested on January 12 by FBI Special Agents and [...]

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A new ad hoc report from the UK Ministry of Justice finds fewer Black, Asian, and minority ethnic candidates are selected to serve in the judiciary. The report finds that, beyond other controlling factors, a candidate’s ethnicity is a significant factor in determining how successful they are in the judicial selection process. The report is [...]

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A new Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) report released Thursday finds the number of journalists who are behind bars worldwide reached a global high in 2021. CPJ finds 293 reporters were imprisoned, at least 24 journalists were killed as a result of their work, and another 18 died under mysterious circumstances as of December 1 [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday rejected a request to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate being implemented by Mass General Brigham, a large Massachusetts hospital system. The employees of Mass General Brigham made the request last week following the hospital’s refusal to grant employees individual exemptions, both religious and medical, to the hospital system’s COVID-19 vaccine [...]

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The US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) released a new report Tuesday detailing the Hatch Act violations by more than a dozen top Trump administration officials leading up to the 2020 presidential election. The OSC investigation and subsequent report were triggered by a complaint that arose from the decision to host the 2020 Republican National [...]

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Two pension funds have filed suit against SolarWinds Corporation and its board members for oversight failures arising from a massive cyberattack in early 2020. The two pension funds allege that SolarWinds ignored widespread warnings about the company’s heightened risk for attack. The suit, first filed under seal last week, was brought on behalf of Central [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision Friday vacating two lower court rulings that had allowed healthcare workers to claim religious exemptions to New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The decision also vacated an injunction from the Northern District of New York and a prior Second Circuit ruling on an Eastern [...]

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