A US House of Representatives subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday to examine the infiltration of law enforcement by white supremacist groups. Representatives from law enforcement, academics and activists gave testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee in a recorded two-hour remote hearing. Prior to the hearing, subcommittee [...]

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Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) announced Tuesday that after reviewing the evidence against 15 British soldiers suspected of killing civilians in Derry on “Bloody Sunday,” January 30, 1972, they will maintain the decision not to pursue prosecution. Tuesday’s decision, announced in a statement from the PPS, upholds an earlier decision from March 2019. The [...]

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The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request to allow law school graduates to work as attorneys immediately, without taking the bar exam. The decision concerned an emergency petition filed on September 9 by Pilar Escontrias and Donna Saadati-Soto, two leaders in the group United for Diploma Privilege and aspiring practitioners in California. The [...]

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Femicides in Mexico continue to increase, according to government data released on Friday, amid growing protests demanding that the Mexican government do more to combat this crime. The Executive Secretary of the National Public Security System published a report on Friday of national crime data from the first eight months of 2020. The government recorded [...]

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a request to the Senate Tuesday for approval to place a national referendum on the ballot that would authorize investigation and prosecution of five former presidents of Mexico for crimes allegedly committed in office. A national consultation to approve an investigation of former presidents would be unprecedented. In [...]

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Advocates for prison reform commemorated the Sunday, September 13 anniversary of the Attica prison uprising with protests in New York City and Albany, calling for improved treatment of incarcerated people. Forty-nine years ago, inmates at Attica Correctional Facility in New York, who described the conditions of their confinement as little short of torture, led an [...]

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The California Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Proposition C, a San Francisco ballot measure that will raise an estimated $300 million annually in business taxes to fund homeless services. Proposition C created a tax on San Francisco businesses earning more than $50 million in gross receipts and dedicated that money to [...]

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Sitting in the Central Criminal Court in London Monday, British judge Vanessa Baraitser refused an application for adjournment of proceedings in Julian Assange’s extradition case until January 2021. In late June, the US Department of Justice issued an updated, superseding indictment, charging Assange, the founder and public face of WikiLeaks, with 18 counts related to [...]

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