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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D) filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a Republican-made law limiting his power that was passed during a lame-duck session of the legislature in 2018. This law was passed in the time between Kaul’s election and him taking office. Kaul is challenging portions of Act 369, which limit his ability to [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called Monday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan and for changes to improve conditions and rebuild the country. Millions of Afghans have been forcibly displaced, and that number is increasing. Peace talks could be an opportunity for the displaced to return to [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to reinstate a District Court order requiring Texas prison officials to enact basic safety precautions for the coronavirus. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from this decision with Justice Elena Kagan joining. The case was filed by two inmates at the Wallace Pack Unit, a geriatric prison in Texas. Laddy [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr on Monday authorized US Attorneys to pursue allegations of voting irregularities relating to the recent federal election. This is against the Department of Justice (DOJ) standard practice of waiting until the election results have been certified and all recounts have been concluded. Barr emphasized that “clear and apparently-credible” allegations of [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in two cases challenging the appointment of Social Security Administration (SSA) judges who denied the petitioners’ requests for disability benefits. Carr v. Saul and Davis v. Saul will be consolidated to decide whether an Appointments Clause challenge needs to be raised at the administrative proceeding and not [...]

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California voters on Tuesday voted to reject Proposition 25, which would have ended cash bail in the state and replaced it with a risk assessment model for pretrial detention. The measure was defeated by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. The proposed risk assessment system would have designated suspects as high-, medium- or [...]

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Seventy-one parties to the Rome Statute on Monday joined a statement to voice opposition to US sanctions against International Criminal Court (ICC) officials that were implemented in September. The nations stated, “any attempt to undermine the independence of the court should not be tolerated.” On September 2, the US State Department took action against the [...]

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China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced sanctions Monday on US companies Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), Raytheon and others that have sold arms to Taiwan. The spokesperson said that arms sales to Taiwan “severely violate the one-China principle … and seriously undermine China’s sovereignty and security interests.” The spokesperson urged the US to [...]

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The US Senate on Monday voted 52-48 to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court. The vote was largely along party lines, with Barrett receiving votes from every Republican Senator except Susan Collins of Maine. This confirmation comes just over a week before Election Day and only 30 days after Barrett was [...]

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The US Department of Labor and Target agreed Monday “to correct exit access and storage hazards and enhance worker safety” in 200 of Target’s northeast stores and to pay a penalty of $465,000. In 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited eight Target stores for blocked exits and unsafe storage practices. Target will make [...]

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