Judge Amy Totenberg of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled Monday that the state must delay certification of the election results pending consideration of provisional ballots cast due to flaws in Georgia’s registration system. The plaintiff, Common Cause Georgia, filed the action alleging that Georgia’s voter registration server that is used [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday granted the Trump administration a temporary stay in an environmental suit brought by young Americans. The suit was originally brought in 2015 by 21 young Americans ranging from 11-22 years of age alleging that the US government has created a national energy system that [...]

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Voters in traditionally more conservative Idaho, Utah and Nebraska voted Tuesday to adopt Medicaid expansion provisions through ballot measures. Montana voters decided against an initiative that proposed a tax hike on tobacco products to continue funding the Medicaid expansion programs already active in the state. In Idaho voters approved Proposition 2 that proposed expanding Medicaid eligibility [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday cautioned that Angola’s mass deportation of approximately 330,000 Congolese migrants has seen human rights violations by authorities on both sides of the border. Authorities in Angola have reportedly used unnecessary force in expelling Congolese from the country, including deaths at the hand of authorities and [...]

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The Stuttgart regional court in Germany ruled (in two separate lawsuits: 22 O 101/16 & 22 O 348/16) Wednesday that Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche) must compensate shareholders for failing to disclose information regarding its investment, Volkswagen (VW), and VW’s emissions scandal. Shareholders of Porsche sued the company for violating §37b of the Securities Trading Act [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe, led by Justice Rita Makarau, on Wednesday struck down section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) giving authorities power ban public demonstrations, as unconstitutional. The section allows for the authorities in an area to prohibit demonstrations if they “believe[] on reasonable grounds that there might be public [...]

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UN human rights experts called Tuesday for an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Khashoggi has not been seen since his fiancee saw him enter the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Sources in Turkey believe that Khashoggi was killed in a state-sponsored murder after entering [...]

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UN human rights experts on Friday decried the decision by Indian authorities to bring terrorism charges against 10 human rights defenders. The human rights activists work with India’s impoverished and disadvantaged communities including members of India’s lowest caste, the Dalits. They were arrested due to a public meeting that was organized a day before the [...]

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