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The ACLU and other rights groups filed a lawsuit on Friday immediately after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law that requires people with felony convictions to pay all court fees and fines to be eligible to vote. In November 2018, Florida passed a monumental constitutional amendment that restored voting rights to more than [...]

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The House Committee on Natural Resources sent the World Wide Fund’s US branch a demand letter on Monday requesting internal documents for an ongoing investigation that seeks to determine if the US government funded anti-poaching organizations that committed human rights violations. A BuzzFeed investigation revealed that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world’s [...]

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US District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday declined President Donald Trump’s motion to put a case challenging his business dealings with foreign governments on hold while it goes through the appeals process. The Trump administration appealed Sullivan’s decision to allow Democratic lawmakers to obtain Trump’s financial records to verify whether his administration has violated the [...]

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Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed a bill that will legalize recreational marijuana. The legislation is intended to regulate and license the sale, possession and consumption of marijuana. Those charged with marijuana possession under 30 grams will have their records expunged and those convicted of possessing more than that are eligible for pardon if [...]

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Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an independent investigation into the detention and death of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. After collapsing during his trial, the Egyptian President was pronounced dead on Monday. The cause of death was a heart attack, but family and [...]

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Russian President Vladmir Putin has signed a new law that would impose fines for the distribution of unauthorized foreign print media. Under the new law, media publications must obtain a permit and register their media outlet with Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor. Committee to Protect Journalists Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Gulnoza Said criticized the [...]

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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed separate lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday to challenge their recent Final Conscience Rule that protects health workers from providing abortions if they have religious objections. In Planned Parenthood’s complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the Department’s rule is a violation of [...]

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Lawyers for US President Donald Trump filed an appeal with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Monday seeking to overturn a recent ruling allowing the House Oversight Committee to subpoena the president’s financial records. The brief outlined how the subpoena of his finances dating back to before his campaign and term [...]

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