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A court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday convicted four land rights activists on charges of provoking a “peasant revolution.” The activists are part of the Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC). The Cambodian government charged the activists with plotting against the state for discussing the history of wealth distribution and land rights in Cambodia. [...]

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The US House Homeland Security Committee held its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday into Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The hearing was initiated by House Republicans who accused Mayorkas of failing to follow immigration law and of violating the public trust as border crossings have reached record levels. Chairman Mark Greene (R-TN) of the Homeland [...]

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US District Chief Judge Peter D. Welte ordered a new joint North Dakota legislative district for two Native American tribes on Monday. The Tribes successfully argued that a map created through redistricting in 2021 violated the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. The latest ruling confirmed that the 2021 state redistricting legislation diluted their voting [...]

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Trump’s lawyer submitted on Tuesday a petition in Maine, to reverse the decision to strike Trump off the state’s primary election ballot. Trump’s legal team argues that the Secretary of State who ruled on the decision “failed to provide lawful due process” because she was proven to be biased. They present evidence of this by [...]

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A federal judge ruled Sunday that Mississippi officials can create the planned state-run court in Jackson, the state capital, where the majority of residents are Black, despite objections from the NAACP. The decision is part of a more significant legal battle over Mississippi’s expansion of state power in Jackson, which the NAACP has sued against. [...]

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Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging a recently enacted Texas law, which gives state officials broad powers to arrest, prosecute and deport people who illegally cross the US-Mexico border. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB4 into law on Monday as the latest escalation of confrontations between the state and the federal government [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that denied former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ request to transfer his charges in the Georgia election interference case to federal court.    Meadows argued that the charges against him relate to [...]

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The US Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to hear two cases regarding access to the drug mifepristone, which is widely prescribed for abortions and miscarriages. The court previously allowed the drug to remain on the market while the cases wound their way through the appellate process in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a case that would have restricted the use of “bubble” zones around abortion clinics, areas where protesters are not permitted. The court’s decision means that the buffer zones will remain in place. The case under consideration involved Debra Vitagliano, a Catholic woman in Westchester County, New [...]

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) formally unsealed war crime charges against four Russian soldiers on Wednesday. The soldiers charged with three war crimes each—unlawful confinement, torture and inhuman treatment—and one count of conspiracy to commit war crimes. The defendants face a maximum penalty of life in prison. None are currently in custody.  In [...]

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