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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration may require asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while they await court proceedings in the US. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in January, citing public safety and national security. MPP applies to those [...]

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The New York state Senate on Monday approved a bill closing a gap in healthcare coverage for people with eating disorders by a vote of 53-8. It requires health insurers in the state to “provide coverage for inpatient hospital care and physician services for eating disorders.” The bill defines eating disorder as: “pica, rumination disorder, [...]

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that the country would not ratify the Rome Statute due to mostly Muslim opposition. This comes after the Malaysian government refused to ratify a UN pledge against racial discrimination in December 2018. The International Criminal Court was started in 2002 to investigate and try individuals, not nations, for [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against the victims of the attack on the USS Cole and their families. The opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, held that the Republic of Sudan was improperly served and cannot have a default judgement entered against them. The USS Cole entered the harbor of Aden, Yemen, to [...]

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A Wisconsin state judge on Thursday granted a temporary injunction on laws passed during a special session of the legislature last December that sought to limit powers of the state’s incoming governor. State Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued the injunction by concluding that the special session of the legislature was unlawful and therefore void. By [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday released a redacted version of the warrants used to raid Michael Cohen’s home. This release follows Judge William Pauley granting a request by multiple media outlets for the documents to be made public. Hundreds of pages of documents were released. The documents [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act on Tuesday. The bill, which passed by the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, works to expand national parks and creates new national monuments. In his signing statement, Trump highlighted the bill’s creation of a committee to make a [...]

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