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Trump donor, Imaad Zuberi, was charged in federal court Tuesday with obstruction of justice in a federal campaign finance investigation. The investigation centered around the source of the money Zuberi donated to the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC).  Zuberi made a $900,000 donation to the PIC under the title of his company, Avenue Ventures. However, [...]

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A US Department of Homeland Security official confirmed Monday that it would pursue a policy to send some Mexican asylum seekers applicants to Guatemala. The policy originated from the July Cooperative Asylum Agreement between the US and Guatemala. In the agreement, the countries established that Guatemala would harbor some asylum seeker applicants that entered into the [...]

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The Supreme Court of California ruled Thursday against a California law that required presidential primary candidates to register tax returns with the state for primary candidacy. In its ruling, the court determined that the law, the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, was invalid under the California Constitution. The court found that the law could prevent [...]

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Scotland’s Court of Sessions, its highest civil court, ruled Wednesday to legalize lock-change evictions against failed asylum seekers. In this case, a failed asylum seeker tenant sued a landlord that evicted the asylum seeker by changing the locks on the rental unit without a court order. The landlord served the asylum seeker an eviction notice after [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari on Friday in case over booking.com trademark registration. The Solicitor General petitioned in July for the Supreme Court to hear the case. The case involves the travel website, booking.com, which attempted registration of a trademark for its website name. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) refused to register [...]

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A panel of three judges from the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Congoloese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Rome Statute governs the ICC’s sentencing for crimes regarding children and sexual violence, crimes of which the ICC found Ntganda guilty. Under the Rome [...]

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The Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama granted a preliminary injunction on Tuesday blocking the enforcement of the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. Alabama Governor Kay Ivy signed the act in May, banning nearly all abortions in the state except for pregnancies that threaten the mother’s life. Planned Parenthood and other organizations [...]

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The US House of Representative approved the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act on Tuesday. The purpose of the CASE Act is, “to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other purposes.” The act would create a Copyright Claims Board in the Copyright Office to which parties could choose [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld a district court’s gag order against Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone and his family in criminal proceedings. Stone argued in front of the appeals court that the gag order violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. However, the court did [...]

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