The US Supreme Court Thursday announced that it would hear two related cases involving fraud during the October 2022 term. In Percoco v. United States, petitioner Joseph Percoco, who was convicted of bribery in 2018, is appealing his conviction on the grounds that he was not employed by the state at the time that he had [...]

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According to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) published Thursday, “Palestinian authorities are systematically mistreating and torturing Palestinians in detention, including critics and opponents” The report states that in 2021 the Palestinian national human rights organization received 252 complaints of torture and 279 complaints of arbitrary arrests in the West Bank, and 193 complaints of [...]

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The European Union (EU) Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson Thursday said, “Protecting EU external border from illegal entry is an obligation. Violent and illegal deportations of migrants must stop, now,” in a statement on Greek immigration policies after meeting with Greek government officials. According to Johansson, Greek officials plan to reform the controversial migrant deportation policy [...]

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The US Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a controversial election case which deals with an emerging legal theory based on the elections clause of the US Constitution. The theory claims that under the elections clause, state legislatures have unchecked power to determine election policy and implementation, and that power cannot be checked [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to enforce proposed power plant emission limitations in West Virginia v. EPA. The majority relied on the Major Questions Doctrine, a doctrine that has never been used in a Supreme [...]

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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday became the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court Justice. Justice Jackson took two oaths of office: the constitutional oath and the judicial oath. The constitutional oath was delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts and the judicial oath was delivered by former Justice Stephen Breyer, who [...]

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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Tuesday announced a new referendum for Scottish independence to be held in October 2023. Sturgeon made the announcement as the Scottish parliament passed a referendum bill on independence. According to Sturgeon: Independence is about equipping ourselves to navigate the future, guided by our own values, aspirations and interests. Now [...]

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The US Supreme Court denied certiorari Monday to pharmaceutical giant Bayer and agrochemical subsidiary Monsanto for the second time this year. Bayer has been seeking certiorari for one of many cases surrounding Roundup, a weed killer produced by Monsanto with alleged cancer-causing properties. The case in question, Pilliods v. Monsanto, revolves around a California couple [...]

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More than 306,000 Syrian civilians were killed between March 2011 and March 2021, according to new estimates released Tuesday by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). According to the latest findings, civilians represent an overwhelming majority of the estimated 350,209 total deaths identified since the start of the civil conflict. [...]

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