Mali civilians are facing violence and atrocities at the hands of armed groups, according to a report published Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report stated that “iolence in central Mali has been escalating steadily since 2015, when armed Islamist groups largely allied to the militant Islamist group Al Qaeda began moving from northern [...]

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Republican lawmakers argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Wednesday that being compelled to provide certain sensitive documents in a gerrymandering case in Ohio violated the First Amendment. The lawmakers made several arguments in their appeal. First, the lawmakers claimed that “all of the orders issued by the three-judge district court [...]

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The UN human rights commission expressed concern Tuesday over the killings of human rights activists in Colombia in 2019. The commission stated that they were “deeply troubled by the staggering number of human rights defenders killed in Colombia during 2019.” The commission noted that there have been between 107 and 120 killings of human rights [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Wednesday that laws banning restaurants from advertising their specific alcohol specials violate the First Amendment. The laws at issue allowed retailers to use generic advertisements for discounted alcohol sales, such as advertising a happy hour. However, the laws prohibited retailers from advertising actual prices of [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that the incidental collection of communications without a warrant is permissible. The case arose when the defendant-appellant was arrested for “attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization.” After his prosecution, the government disclosed that some of the evidence that they had found [...]

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The US Supreme Court issued its ruling Wednesday in Peter v. Nantkwest, a case concerning attorney’s fees in patent cases. The case questioned whether attorney’s fees were included as expenses that applicants seeking review of their patent decision with the Patent Trademark Office (PTO) were responsible for. The court issued a unanimous ruling in the [...]

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A judge in Hidalgo County, Texas, granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that prevents a group that has sought to build a portion of the border wall from working on the construction. The temporary restraining order seeks to “preserve the status quo” of the area until a hearing can take place. The order is set [...]

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