Amnesty International reported Thursday that Aisha el-Shater is critically ill in prison due to torture and denial of medical treatment. Aisha is the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood senior leader Khairat el-Shater, and it is believed her treatment is a result of their relationship. The group is calling on Egyptian authorities to end this detention, stating [...]

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Three refugee resettlement agencies filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging an executive order from US President Donald Trump that requires states and localities to sign off before refugees are settled in their jurisdiction. HIAS, Church World Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service brought the action in the US District Court for the District of Maryland. [...]

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Manfred Nowak, the Independent Expert for the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, reported on Monday that the US has the highest rate of children in detention in the world. He stated that the US has more than 100,000 children in migration related detention. Nowak also stated that the Trump administration’s separation of [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday denied both applications for a stay of execution for Georgia death row in mate Ray Jefferson Cromartie. He was set to be executed by lethal injection at 7:00 PM on Wendesday but was delayed while the applications were considered; he was executed at 10:59 PM. Cromartie consistently maintained his [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from Remington Arms Company attempting to block a lawsuit by the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre. The Supreme Court of Connecticut decided in March that the case could go forward. They ruled that the theory that Remington “knowingly marketed, advertised, and promoted the XM15-E2S for [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday upheld the injunction of an Arkansas state law prohibiting panhandling, saying that it could be a violation of free speech. The anti-loitering law prohibits “begging in a manner that is harassing, causes alarm, or impedes traffic.” The court enjoined Arkansas Code § 5-71-213; violations [...]

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A federal on Saturday issued a temporary restraining order keeping the Trump administration from enforcing Presidential Proclamation No. 9945—preventing the immigration of those who will burden the health care system. The proclamation was set to become effective on Monday. The new rule would require consular officers to ask visa applicants if they will be covered [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday that the Ugandan police and military have responded harshly to students protesting fee increases at Makerere University in Kampala. It is reported that the police and military have “fired teargas into student residences, raided dormitories, and beaten and arrested students.” In addition to this, the police have been arresting [...]

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A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge on Wednesday enjoined the tallying of votes on Marsy’s Law, a proposed state constitutional amendment for crime victims’ rights. The lawsuit was filed by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, it alleges that the ballot question violates Article XI, Section 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, does not contain the [...]

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Former deputy national security advisor Charles Kupperman filed a lawsuit on Friday asking the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to rule on whether he must comply with a congressional subpoena ordering him to testify in the ongoing congressional impeachment inquiry. Kupperman was subpoenaed because he was reportedly listening to the phone [...]

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