The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday indefinitely suspended all Chinese carriers from flying to and from the US, effective June 16. This order most impacts Air China, China’s flag carrier airline, which frequently flies schedules between China and the US. “ U.S. carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct [...]

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Sunday that he is appointing state Attorney General Keith Ellison to lead prosecutions related to the death of George Floyd. “Folks across Minnesota making it very clear that they don’t trust the process,” said Walz. “They don’t believe justice can be served, we have to make sure trust is restored.” [...]

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The French National Assembly passed a law Wednesday that will strengthen the national position against online hate speech by fining social media companies if they do not delete certain content such as terrorism, child pornography and genocide denial within one to 24 hours of its posting. Additionally, this law strengthens the ability of the French [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) released a statement Friday condemning a German court’s challenge of the ECJ’s judicial supremacy. “In order to ensure that EU law is applied uniformly,” says the statement, “the Court of Justice alone⁠—which was created for that purpose by the Member States⁠—has jurisdiction to rule that an act of an [...]

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North Carolina Superior Court Judge Vinston Rozier on Friday ordered a thorough investigation into COVID-19 protections in the state’s prisons. Rozier’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit brought against the state protesting conditions in prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic and encouraging closer attention to human rights. “African Americans 51 percent of the prison population [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday condemned the abuse of emergency powers to commit human rights violations in the name of preventing the spread of COVID-19. “ need to be necessary, proportionate, and non-discriminatory,” says the statement. “They also need to be limited in duration and key safeguards against excesses must [...]

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The US Senate on Tuesday approved a new $480 billion coronavirus relief bill that includes additional funds for small businesses and hospitals short of supplies. This bill follows a $2 trillion stimulus that Congress passed on March 25. This stimulus provided low-interest loans to small businesses along with corporate bailouts and $1,200 to eligible-to-work Americans [...]

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The Massachusetts Senate on Friday approved a bill that imposes a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was then sent to Governor Charlie Baker for approval. “ purposes, which are to establish forthwith a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the governor’s COVID19 emergency declaration … necessary for the immediate [...]

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