The Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a plan Tuesday to address climate change. In its press release, the Senate Democrats stated that “the new report—which comes after dozens of hearings, meetings, and input from experts, labor unions, mayors, environmental justice leaders, and native communities, among others—details how bold climate action from [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James filed suit Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against Donald Trump, in his capacity as President, Louis Dejoy, in his capacity as Postmaster General, and the US Postal Service (USPS). Joined in the complaint as plaintiffs are the states of Hawaii, New Jersey, and [...]

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A federal judge ordered a stay Sunday in the Trump re-election campaign’s lawsuit against Pennsylvania over the commonwealth’s election procedures. The campaign sued Pennsylvania in an attempt to ban mail ballot drop boxes and to prevent other election procedural changes. The campaign also sought an injunction to allow poll watchers to monitor absentee vote collection [...]

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The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Montana District Court decision reinstating Endangered Species Act protections for the grizzly bear population in the Yellowstone region. In 2007, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared grizzly bears a “distinct population segment” and attempted to remove the species from protection under the Endangered [...]

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In two decisions issued on Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot access US President Donald Trump’s financial records, but the Manhattan District Attorney (DA) can pursue the records. In Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, the Supreme Court stated that the subpoenas issued by Congress for Trump’s financial records posed separation of powers [...]

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The Swiss government announced Thursday that it will look at temporarily amending its bankruptcy laws during the coronavirus crisis to help companies that have encountered cash-flow problems and mounting debt. The government warned on Wednesday that the Swiss economy could shrink as much as 10.4 percent this year. Justice minister Karin Keller-Sutter said that companies [...]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Friday that he has signed landmark gun safety bills into law. “We lose too many Virginians to gun violence, and it is past time we took bold, meaningful action to make our communities safer,” said Northam. “I was proud to work with legislators and advocates on these measures, and I [...]

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The US State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against 13 former Salvadorian military officials for their involvement in the 1989 killings of eight individuals. The former officials were involved in gross human rights violations when they planned and carried out the extrajudicial execution of six Jesuit priests and two others on the campus of Central [...]

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The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights on Thursday urged governments to improve their records on business and human rights. The statement comes ahead of the Forum on Business and Human Rights to take place from November 25-27 in Geneva. The rights experts stated that “governments have a duty, not an option, to [...]

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Players associations of the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Football League (NFL) filed suit against the city of Pittsburgh Tuesday, claiming that a tax imposed on athletes in the city is in violation of both the Pennsylvania and US Constitutions. The suit also lists three athletes as plaintiffs, including former [...]

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