The National Redistricting Action Fund (NRAF) and 12 Ohio voters Monday challenged Ohio’s 2021 congressional redistricting map as violating Article XIX of the Ohio Constitution, which provides strict anti-gerrymandering requirements. The congressional map was signed into law by Governor DeWine on Saturday. Article XIX of the Ohio Constitution creates a comprehensive three-step bipartisan process for [...]

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Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso Thursday extended the countries state of emergency by 30 days to fight drug consumption and trafficking. The decree is allegedly an attempt to control the insecurity generated by drug-related crimes and re-establish peaceful co-existence and public order. It provides for the mobilization of military forces in certain provinces to assist the [...]

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Chile’s Chamber of Deputies Tuesday approved the impeachment of President Sebastián Piñera by 78 votes for, 67 votes against and 3 abstentions, following revelations in the Pandora Papers regarding possible irregularities in the sale of the Dominga mine. The constitutional accusation will now be heard by the Chilean Senate, where a commission appointed by the [...]

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed Tuesday to rescind two rules enacted during the Trump administration concerning designation of critical habitats. The proposal is part of a concerted effort by the Biden administration to rewrite rules that undermine environmental protection in favor of industry interests. The first [...]

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The Munich Higher Regional Court Monday sentenced Islamic State (IS) woman Jennifer Wenisch to a total of 10 years in prison for membership in a terrorist organization abroad, aiding and abetting attempted murder by omission, and a crime against humanity resulting in death. The court found the defendant guilty of allowing her former husband Taha [...]

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