The Colorado Court of Appeals Thursday denied a baker’s appeal over his refusal to bake a transgender birthday cake. Masterpiece Cakeshop, run by Jack Phillips, was denied an appeal following the trial court’s ruling that the shop discriminated against Autumn Scardina when they refused to bake and sell her a blue and pink birthday cake. [...]

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Sharon Basch is an Israeli American who spent the last two years living in Israel before starting her JD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Aryeh Deri from his cabinet Sunday morning, complying with a recent Supreme Court decision demanding he do so. Last Wednesday Israel’s Supreme Court ruled [...]

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The Israel Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that Vice Prime Minister Aryeh Deri is ineligible to hold public office. Chief Justice Esther Hayut’s majority opinion rules that the court must intervene in Deri’s appointment. She explained that, while the court should only intervene in political appointments in extreme circumstances, Deri’s appointment goes beyond reasonability. Deri’s “backlog [...]

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Sharon Basch is an Israeli American who spent the last two years living in Israel before starting her JD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets in Israel Saturday for anti-government, pro-democracy protests. Since January 7, after the announcement of the new official government, protestors [...]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday called a vote by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to refer Israeli occupation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a “disgraceful resolution.” Prior to the vote, Israel Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan called the resolution “outrageous, and a moral stain on the UN” and said, “no international [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers Friday released a finalized definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) in the context of the country’s Clean Water Act (CWA). The CWA was first enacted in 1972, and multiple administrations have since attempted to revise what protectable waters entail and who defines [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday unanimously rejected the appeal of Dominic Ongwen, former commander of Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). In May 2021, the ICC sentenced Ongwen to 25 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ongwen’s defense team filed an appeal on 12 grounds, including claims that [...]

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Peru Minister of Defense Alberto Otarola early Tuesday announced that Peru will enter a state of emergency. In a tweet, Otarola said the measures are meant to “guarantee order, the continuation of economic activities, and protection of millions of families” following the protests that have broken out following the ousting of former President Pedro Castillo [...]

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