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In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said  that President Donald Trump would take action in the coming days on Chinese software companies doing business in the United States, citing national security risks and the privacy of Americans. Pompeo said Chinese software companies such as TikTok and [...]

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The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association has welcomed new guidance from the UN Human Rights Committee extending the right of peaceful assembly to online platforms. The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted General Comment No. 37 on July 23, defining the right of peaceful assembly and lawful [...]

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Six Texas voters, supported by the National Redistricting Foundation, filed a lawsuit in Texas Wednesday, challenging the state’s Absentee Ballot Age Restriction and arguing the restriction is unconstitutional, especially given the current threat of COVID-19. The Absentee Ballot Age Restriction prohibits any voter in Texas under the age of 65 from requesting and casting their [...]

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Republican lawmakers in Kentucky moved on Wednesday to pass House Bill 451, which would expand the power of Kentucky’s attorney general to seek civil and criminal penalties for violations relating to abortions and abortion facilities. The move places the bill in the hands of Governor Andy Beshear, the state’s new Democratic governor. Under current Kentucky [...]

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New York, Connecticut and Vermont asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to consider temporarily lifting or modifying the implementation of the “public charge” rule due to concerns about COVID-19 and the president’s declaration of a national state of emergency. The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to begin enforcing the “public charge” rule in [...]

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The Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California courts, approved 11 temporary emergency rules on Monday to ensure California courts can meet the state’s health directives while also providing the public with due process and access to justice. The rules that were adopted include “setting bail statewide at $0 for misdemeanors and lower-level felonies to [...]

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A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that the state of Mississippi may stand trial for violating the Mississippi Readmission Act, which calls for “a uniform system of free public schools.” The plaintiffs in this lawsuit are four African-American mothers whose children attend public schools in Mississippi. [...]

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of a variety of environmental laws on Thursday, saying regulated entities may have trouble complying with environmental standards due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The temporary policy applies to civil violations involving noncompliance and outlines what types of offenses will not be penalized as [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Monday that the Fourth Amendment does not bar an officer from stopping a vehicle to investigate a criminal misdemeanor that has already occurred. The case arose when police officers stopped Jermaine Jones’ vehicle to investigate allegations that he committed fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor in Kentucky. The [...]

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