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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Indiana’s Senate Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of a hate crime bill after a three-hour hearing that featured testimony in support of the bill by several of Indiana’s more prominent corporate citizens, including the Indiana Pacers basketball team, the Indianapolis Colts football team, Eli Lilly and Co., Anthem Healthcare and the Indiana Chamber of [...]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Monday granted review and invited the submission of briefs regarding whether the agency can exercise jurisdiction over charter schools under Section 14(c)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The outcome could alter previous decisions by NLRB in two 2016 cases, involving Hyde Leadership Charter School, in Brooklyn, New York, and Pennsylvania [...]

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ArchCity Defenders, a non-profit civil rights law firm in St. Louis, Missouri, brought a class action lawsuit Monday for violation of the Fourteenth Amendment rights to equal protection and due process, alleging that current policies and practices in St. Louis jail individuals based on poverty. The suit was brought on behalf of David Dixon, Jeffrey Rozelle, [...]

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The German Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime and the Federal Criminal Police Office announced Tuesday that they have arrested a 20-year-old German citizen suspected to have hacked and released the personal and financial data of hundreds of German public figures, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with members of their respective political parties. [...]

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The Iraqi Cabinet announced that it has amended the national holiday laws to add Christmas Day as a national holiday in Iraq. Iraq had been home to over some 1.4 million Christians before the Iraq civil war. That number has dropped to approximately 400,000 due to the increased religious persecution during the height of the [...]

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Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the parents of Otto Warmbier against North Korea on Monday. Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student died days after being released from North Korean custody, following a 17-month detention. The court found North Korea liable for [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that Vice Media (Vice) must hand over information its journalist Ben Makuch gathered from suspected terrorist and Canadian citizen Farah Mohamed Shirdon, who left Canada allegedly to join the Islamic State (IS) group. The case concerned three articles written by Makuch in 2014 based on conversations he had with Shirdon detailing [...]

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