The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Florida Legal Services, and the Florida Justice Institute filed a suit in the United States District Court Northern District Of Florida in Tallahassee on Thursday calling for an end to solitary confinement as a punishment in Florida’s juvenile detention facilities. The lawsuit filed on behalf of several minor plaintiffs [...]

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The United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, aka United Automobile Workers (UAW) announced on Tuesday that the Union members have voted for authorization of a strike against the “Detroit Big 3,” automakers Ford, General Motors (GM), and Fiat Chrysler (FCA). The vote is held as part of the UAW constitution to authorize [...]

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The 2nd Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly(SPA) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) decided on amendments and supplements to the nation’s Socialist Constitution on Thursday to solidify the power of leader, Kim Jong Un. Chapter 6 of the constitution titled “State Machinery” was modified. Prior to the amendment, the president of [...]

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Judge Paul Innes of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Mercer County signed an order Wednesday temporarily blocking a law that allows terminally ill patients to obtain medication to end their life. The lawsuit, initiated by Dr. Yosef Glassman, an Orthodox Jewish Physician, argues that the law forces religious doctors into a position contrary [...]

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Monday providing further protections for employees in the workplace who are victims of sexual harassment. The new legislation changes the state laws regarding sexual harassment in the following ways: Eliminates the requirement that conduct in the workplace be “severe or pervasive” in order for an action to [...]

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The Puerto Rico Senate filed a lawsuit in the Puerto Rico Supreme Court on Monday to remove acting Governor Pedro Pierluisi. Former Governor Ricardo Rossello stepped down on Friday amidst a corruption scandal. Pierluisi was named Secretary of State, next in line to be governor. He was confirmed by the Puerto Rico House of Representatives [...]

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Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, Human Rights watch and TRIAL International reprimanded the government of Nepal on Monday for its failure to keep promises to victims of the armed conflict that had lasted over a decade. The organizations referred to the plans that the government of Nepal made to provide justice for victims [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday called for Venezuelan authorities to investigate the in-custody death of retired navy captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo, who was detained by unidentified armed men on June 21 and brought before a military tribunal June 28. Arévalo’s lawyers and relatives were not made aware of his arrest [...]

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