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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Thursday unanimously ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may access documents it seized from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August without a special master review. The DOJ asked the court to consider whether Judge Aileen Cannon was correct to establish the special master review [...]

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The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Monday published a report detailing the increased usage of drones by New York government agencies and called for reform and civilian protections. According to data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, 200 drones manufactured by a company which enables human rights abuses have been registered [...]

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Canada Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly Sunday announced additional sanctions on Haitian “political elites,” including Michel Joseph Martelly, who provide operational and financial support to armed gangs in Haiti. The sanctions impose dealings prohibitions on the listed persons and freeze any assets in Canada that they hold. The sanctions are imposed in accordance with [...]

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The UK Privy Council Thursday dismissed former FIFA vice president Jack Warner’s appeal against a US extradition request in the USA v. Webb Et Al (known as the FIFA corruption case). The unanimous ruling will clear the way for extradition procedures to take place in Trinidad and Tobago’s magistrate court. Warner may be extradited from [...]

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The District Court of The Hague Thursday sentenced three defendents to life imprisonment in the Flight MH17 criminal case. Leonid Kharchenko and Sergei Dubinskiy were present at sentencing, and Igor Girkin was found guilty in absentia. All three men will serve life imprisonment for the murder of 298 persons on board the flight and for causing [...]

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The German Bundeskartellamt Monday expanded two ongoing proceedings against US e-commerce giant Amazon to include the application of §19(a) of the German Competition Act (GWB). Provisions enacted in 2021 enable the Bundeskartellamt to intervene earlier in the regulation of large digital companies and allow for strong and effective “supervision of large digital groups,” says the [...]

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Members of Germany’s Committee on European Union Affairs Thursday introduced a motion to the Bundestag to request an assessment of Hungary’s rule of law reforms. Representatives from the Social Democratic Party, the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) hope that the European Commission will ensure that Hungary’s newly proposed reforms efficiently remedy rule of [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday heard oral arguments in Axon Enterprise, Inc. V FTC . The court will decide the scope of the Federal Trade Commission‘s (FTC) enforcement powers, whether claims can be reviewed by district courts prior to the completion of agency proceedings and whether the power of courts of appeals to “affirm, enforce, [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a request from the Turkish government to dismiss two civil lawsuits against it. The lawsuits allege that demonstrators were injured by Turkish security forces during a 2017 protest in Washington, DC. Turkey appealed on the basis of immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Foreign Sovereign Immunity [...]

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The Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs Wednesday ordered a Chinese overseas “police station” in Dublin to cease operations, according to Asia-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders. The order comes after Safeguard investigated whether the Fuzhou Police Overseas Service Station complies with international laws. Safeguard’s report alleges that the stations “persuade” Chinese nationals abroad to return to [...]

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