Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatists with sentences ranging from 9-13 years imprisonment for the crimes of sedition and misuse of public funds. These sentences are each followed by equal periods of absolute ineligibility for public office. Three others were fined and charged with civil disobedience. The court did not find the [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rejected Italy’s request for referral in Marcello Viola v. Italy, making the judgement in the case final. The court, in June, held that Italy violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights by imposing an irreducible sentence of life imprisonment on Marcello Viola for Mafia-type [...]

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A group of Latinx voters and a Latinx advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the Northern District of Alabama seeking to compel the Department of Commerce to use an “actual Enumeration” of the population in assigning seats in the House of Representatives and Electoral College votes. The voters reside in California, Florida, Arizona and [...]

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The US and Japan on Wednesday reached a trade agreement in agriculture, industrial goods and digital trade. Japan will eliminate or lower tariffs for some US agriculture products and will set quotas for other products from the US, which will lead to more than 90 percent of US food imported into Japan being duty free [...]

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