UN human rights experts on Tuesday condemned the Indian government for the deportation of three Rohingya to Myanmar despite international law which prohibits the practice. According to the UN experts, India has separated and forcibly returned Rohingya families to Myanmar, including the recent deportation of a father and three of his children. Five other family members [...]

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The US Court of International Trade on Monday upheld the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported steel for national security reasons. The decision imposing tariffs was challenged by the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS), a group of steel importers, as unconstitutional. Specifically, they claimed that Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 violates a constitutional prohibition [...]

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The EU Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that the 2012 bailout of Banca Tercas by the Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi (FITD) did not involve the use of state funds as the EU Commission investigation had determined. The EU Commission had ordered Italy to recoup €300 million of grants and guarantees that it claimed the government [...]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law a bill legalizing smoking medical marijuana. In a statement, the governor said that in 2016 over 70 percent of Florida voters approved medical marijuana. He went on to thank his colleagues in the legislature for ensuring the will of the voters is upheld. DeSantis also signed [...]

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A unanimous three judge panel on US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) assertion that the $85 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner would be anti-competitive, thereby harming consumers and stifling competition. In affirming the June 2018 ruling of Judge Richard Leon, the court found that [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Rotkiske v. Klemm, a case involving equitable tolling of the statute of limitations under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Kevin Rotkiske incurred credit card debt to Capital One between 2003 and 2005 totaling $1500, which was turned over to Paul Klemm’s law firm for collection. Klemm’s [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Tuesday on the warring factions on both sides in the battle for Iblid, Syria, to make protection of civilians of paramount importance. There has been intensified bombardment by pro-Syrian forces in recent weeks and the escalation of the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by the non-state actors [...]

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