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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The New Zealand Parliament voted Wednesday to send the End of Life Choice Bill to a public vote. The bill itself provides certain citizens with terminal illnesses the option to receive medical assistance in order to end their lives. There are a number of requirements that one must meet in order to be eligible to [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday that Tunisia’s newly-inaugurated parliament should focus on human rights issues. HRW stated that the new parliament “should strengthen rights protections by electing its allotted quota of Constitutional Court members.” The group also urged the new parliament to update laws “to eliminate gender discrimination in inheritance” as well as strike [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. The first case heard Wednesday was County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The central issue in the case is “hether the Clean Water Act requires a permit when pollutants originate from a point source but are conveyed to navigable waters by a [...]

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