The UK Supreme Court on Tuesday heard two simultaneous appeals over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament for five weeks in the run-up to the Brexit deadline, currently scheduled for October 31. Lord Pannick QC represented anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller, appealing from an English High Court ruling that Johnson’s decision [...]

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The British government published a report on Wednesday forecasting the “reasonable worst-case scenario” of a “no-deal” exit of the UK from the EU. British opposition lawmakers compelled the publication of the report via a Parliamentary vote for its release. The report predicts severe traffic jams at ports resulting in food and medicine shortages, as well [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced via Twitter his decision to fire John Bolton from his post as national security adviser. The firing came as a result of disagreements over national security matters concerning Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. The president wrote on Twitter that he “informed John Bolton last night that his services [...]

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A group of 17 major record companies, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group and Warner Music Group, filed suit on Tuesday against internet service provider (ISP) RCN Corporation. In their complaint, the plaintiffs allege that RCN “knowingly contributed to, and reaped substantial profits from, copyright infringement by RCN subscribers, including thousands of repeat infringers.” [...]

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The California state Assembly on Wednesday approved a police use-of-force bill that could give the state one of the strictest standards for justifying the use of deadly force by police officers. However, days before the passage of the bill, key concessions were made to appease law enforcement, which have caused some of the bill’s original [...]

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Sears Holding Corp. sued its former chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL investments, and others including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wednesday, claiming that they siphoned billions of dollars from the company’s holdings in advance of its bankruptcy. Lampert purchased most of Sears’ assets in February, including the DieHard and Kenmore brands, after a bankruptcy [...]

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