The US Supreme Court ruled Friday in US v. Hansen that 8 U.S.C. §1324(a)(1)(A)(iv), a federal law that criminalizes the encouragement of illegal immigration, does not violate the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, writing for the majority, criticized the lower court ruling, which called the law “overbroad,” saying: Properly interpreted, [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Friday in US v. Texas that Texas and Louisiana do not have constitutional standing to sue the federal government over a 2021 Homeland Security Memorandum that focuses immigration enforcement actions on non-citizens who are suspected of terrorism, committed serious crimes or are caught at the border entering illegally. The crux [...]

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A Belarusian court sentenced Nasta Loika, the founder of the human rights organization Human Constanta, to seven years in a penal colony on Tuesday. The court found Loika guilty of “inciting social hatred.” Viasna, a Belarusian human rights organization, reports that the prosecution in the case alleges that Loika gave a “negative assessment” of illegal [...]

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Estonia’s Parliament, the Riigikogu, passed a bill Monday to allow gender-neutral marriage in the country. The bill was sent to President Alar Karis for approval on Tuesday. Estonia is the first Baltic nation and the first former Soviet Union nation to legalize gender-neutral or same-sex marriage. The bill defines marriage as being between two people [...]

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A federal magistrate in Florida ruled in favor of a protective order, forcing former President Donald Trump and his attorneys not to release evidence in the federal criminal case surrounding Trump’s storage and maintenance of classified documents. District Court Southern District of Florida Magistrate Bruce Reinhart ordered: Defendants and Defense Counsel shall not disclose the Discovery Materials [...]

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The UN implored Russia on Monday to allow UN aid workers into the area of the Kakhovka Dam collapse. Russia has denied entry to aid workers due to alleged safety concerns, according to a Kremlin spokesperson. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, Denise Brown, alleged that UN aid workers were denied entry into the Kakhovka [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can retain its power to dismiss third-party federal whistleblower actions filed on behalf of the government under the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA allows whistleblowers to sue on behalf of the government to recover taxpayer funds paid under false pretenses, with the [...]

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Reporter Sans Frontieres (RSF), also known as Reporters Without Borders, announced Sunday that Algerian media mogul Ihsane El Kadi had his prison sentence extended to seven years by the Algerian Court of Appeal. The ruling comes a month after a court sentenced El Kadi to five years in prison and ordered his media company dissolved. [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report Friday alleging that the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) “engage in a pattern or practice of conduct in violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal law.” The report comes after an extensive investigation that began in April 2021 after the death of George Floyd at the hands [...]

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Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch announced in a press conference and confirmed in a Monday interview with ABC 15 Arizona that Navajo law enforcement have found 271 Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona—mostly of the Navajo Nation—who lost housing due to the closure of sober living homes found to have defrauded Medicaid. The sober living [...]

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