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Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly on Wednesday and proposed constitutional reforms that would weaken the next President of Russia, causing the entire Russian government to resign. Putin also addressed the country’s changing demographics and social issues such as supporting working families. It is speculated that the changes are being made to prepare [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday denied a temporary restraining order (TRO) in a class action to stop the deportation of asylum seekers to a “safe third country.” The class includes those entering the country to seek asylum at a port of entry. Under the “safe [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that intelligence agencies do not have to disclose records relating to their “duty to warn” Jamal Khashoggi of threats against his life. The action was brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute (KFNI) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) against [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in cases concerning the statute of limitations in § 1113(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Rule 59(e) of Civil Procedure for a motion to alter or amend a judgment. Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma asks the court to determine whether the [...]

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A federal judge ruled Monday that former White House counsel Donald McGahn must testify before the House of Representatives impeachment probe. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that “Presidents are not kings” and “individuals who have been subpoenaed for testimony by an authorized committee of Congress [...]

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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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