A UK High Court judge on Wednesday resolved a legal battle between India and Pakistan that has lasted more than 70 years. The dispute revolved around the 1 million pounds that Nizam VII, then-monarch of Hyderabad, transferred to a British bank in 1948 to support the newly-established Pakistan. Pakistan contended that the money was compensation [...]

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A federal judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s plan to implement a procedure that would expedite the deportation process of undocumented immigrants. This policy was initially used to deport individuals who entered the US without a hearing before an immigration court judge. In July the Department of Homeland Security expanded [...]

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The rate of abortion in the US has dropped significantly since the procedure’s legalization in 1973, according to a report released Wednesday. The Guttmacher Institute, the research group responsible for the study, found that the bulk of the decline happened between 2014 and 2017. The states that saw the largest decline were Delaware, Arkansas, West [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed enforcement of a policy that would deny asylum to Central American migrants who pass through another country en route to the US and fail to make a claim for protection there. US District Court Judge Jon Tigar blocked the new rule in July by issuing a nationwide injunction. [...]

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The Vermont House on Thursday passed a bill intended to protect the legality of abortion in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. H.57 passed late Thursday evening by a 106-36 vote, following Wednesday’s six-hour debate on the proposal of the bill. Under the bill, women in Vermont would have access to abortions [...]

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A group of human rights organizations filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday challenging its policy requiring Central American migrants to return to Mexico to wait for their asylum requests to be processed. The Migrant Protection Protocols sought to reduce the amount of families seeking asylum in the US. The American Civil [...]

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A Florida appeals court on Wednesday held that unregulated Bitcoin sales can be prosecuted. This decisions comes three years after a Miami-Dade circuit judge threw out the felony charges brought against Michell Espinoza, a web designer accused of selling $1,500 worth of bitcoins to undercover detectives. Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler ruled that Espinoza could [...]

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Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine proposed legislation Wednesday that would include clergy in the list of mandatory reporters—people who are obligated by law to inform law enforcement of any suspected child abuse or neglect. This bill is a response to recent sexual-abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Enactment of this law will require pastors, [...]

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