The UK Government Monday announced that every Crown Court in England and Wales will utilize new technology to allow victims and witnesses of crimes to have their cross-examination recorded instead of being cross-examined in person during trial. According to officials, the goal of pre-recorded testimony is “to boost rape convictions and ensure better support for [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday charged three men for their roles “in orchestrating fraudulent manipulative securities trading schemes” which resulted in a $100 million valuation for a New Jersey deli and a $120 million valuation for a separate shell company. The SEC’s complaint states that Peter L. Coker Sr., Peter L. Coker Jr. and [...]

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A German court Tuesday rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe intended to bar Mercedes-Benz from selling cars with combustion engines that emit greenhouse gases after 2030. Deutsche Umwelthilfe claimed that Mercedes-Benz must comply with the Paris Climate Protection Agreement and the German Climate Protection Act regarding reduction in its vehicles’ CO2 emissions. Deutsche [...]

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A New York federal judge Thursday denied summary judgement in a case filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against AT&T, Inc. (AT&T) and company executives Christopher C. Womack, Kent D. Evans and Michael J. Black. Judge Paul A. Engelmeyer denied both parties’ motions for summary judgment and specifically found “overwhelming evidence, documentary [...]

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Federal prosecutors in New Mexico Friday announced the arrest of Herman Leyvoune Wilson (also known as Bilal Mu’Min Abdullah) on charges of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Wilson is also accused of attempting obstruct, influence and impede at least one official proceeding in the fall of 2020. Federal [...]

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Sunday announced the government’s plans to decriminalize sex between men, saying this was “the right thing to do and something that most Singaporeans will now accept.” Specifically, Lee announced the repeal of Section 377A, which provides: Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or abets the commission of, or [...]

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The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday filed charges against former US congressman Stephen Buyer for insider trading. The SEC’s complaint states that when “Buyer left Congress in 2011 and set up a consulting company called the Steve Buyer Group,” in both 2018 and 2019 Buyer used material non-public information from two clients “to trade securities [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday announced Ghislaine Maxwell received a 20-year prison sentence “for her role in a scheme to sexually exploit and abuse multiple minor girls with Jeffrey Epstein over the course of a decade.” Maxwell must also pay a $750,000 fine and will be supervised for five years upon release. Maxwell [...]

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UK Labour MP Stella Creasy Tuesday expressed her intention to propose a provision protecting the right to abortion in a new proposed UK Bill of Rights. Creasy spoke in front of the UK government ministers and asked cabinet member Amanda Milling if she would support a bid to amend the proposed bill of rights to include [...]

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Texas District Court Judge Christine Weems Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order, which blocks the enforcement of Texas’ pre-Roe abortion ban. A temporary injunction hearing is scheduled for July 12, 2022. Weems received a petition asking for a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction to block the enforcement of Texas’ abortion ban. The Plaintiffs argue that [...]

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