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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) does not protect job applicants, extending only to current employees. In an 8-4 decision, the en banc court review divided after a three-judge panel of the same appeals court overturned the district’s court ruling in favor [...]

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Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday asked the court not to release former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and political leader Charles Ble Goude pending appeal of their acquittal earlier this week. Gbagbo was charged with four counts of crimes against humanity alleging a plan to attack supporters of current President Allasane Ouattara [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act on Wednesday to compensate federal employees who have not received any pay as a result of the current government shutdown. “Each employee of the United States Government or of a District of Columbia public employer furloughed as a result of a covered lapse in [...]

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The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stemming from a case involving Second amendment rights for non-violent felons. Barry Michaels, a candidate for Congress in Nevada, is appealing a Ninth Circuit decision denying his right to carry a firearm after being convicted for non-violent [...]

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A federal judge in Iowa held Wednesday that a 2012 Iowa law criminalizing undercover farm investigators was a violation of the First Amendment. In 2012 lawmakers amended Iowa Code 717A to include a provision making it a crime for investigators to go undercover at farms and slaughterhouses for data collection and investigative journalism purposes. The [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Monday that blocking a critic on a politician’s public Facebook page is a violation of the First Amendment. Brian Davison brought suit against Phyllis Randall, the Chair of the Loudoun County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors, for removing his comment on the politician’s official Facebook page. After [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal in the Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Healy case. This gives Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy the right to proceed with her investigation and request records from Exxon on their prior knowledge of the damaging relationship between fossil fuel consumption and climate change. The case [...]

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Although Ohio Governor John Kasich’s term is expected to end in January, he vetoed a number of bills that reached his desk right before Christmas. Ohio lawmakers have now attempted to override two of the bills. The legislature successfully overrode House Bill 228, which broadens gun owners rights. Kasich vetoed the bill partly because of a [...]

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US District Judge Royce Lamberth on Thursday ordered a reexamination of the Hilary Clinton private email lawsuit. In his 10-page opinion, he ordered a discovery plan focused on three issues, “whether Clinton used a private email to evade , whether attempts to settle the case despite knowing the inadequacy of its initial search constituted bad [...]

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After contentious debate, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) backed down and voted to pass an encryption bill on Thursday. Deemed the “Assistance and Access” Bill, the legislation makes changes to Australia’s telecommunication laws by allowing police and security agencies to issue notices to tech companies forcing them to allow access to necessary encrypted data for [...]

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