In a court filing released Monday, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said that the prosecutor has expanded the inquiry into President Trump’s now defunct charity beyond the original claims of illegal hush money payments and is investigating other potential criminal actions. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been investigating claims since [...]

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The US Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York threw out portions of a rule promulgated by the Trump administration Monday that sought to limit the scope of a federal aid package that mandated paid leave for employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, as part of the response to the [...]

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The US Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct announced Thursday that it has withdrawn proposed ethical guidance aimed at limiting the ability of judges to join groups in the US legal community deemed to be ideologically-oriented. The proposed guidance was first released in January and opened to comment by current judges. The guidance was [...]

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The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), the company that administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), has announced that it has lost the test scores of 140 test takers due to a computer error. According to a statement made to Reuters Thursday by LSAC spokesperson Melissa Harris Thirsk, an issue occurred with the online submissions [...]

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In response to Thursday night’s drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassim Soleimani, UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial Executions Agnes Callamard said that the assassination likely violated international human rights laws. Late Thursday evening the White House revealed that President Donald Trump had authorized a drone strike against Soleimani while the general visited Baghdad. Soleimani [...]

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The Grand National Assembly of Turkey passed a bill on Thursday authorizing the government to deploy troops into Libya. The Turkish Parliament held a special session this week to decide whether to authorize President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to deploy military forces into Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA), the United Nations-recognized government [...]

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GEO Group, a Florida-based security firm that operates a number of private prions and detainment centers across the US, sued California on Monday after the state passed a law aimed at ending the use of private prisons. The California legislature overwhelmingly passed Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) in early October, barring the state from entering [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia decided on Friday not to block Georgia from removing nearly 100,000 individuals from the state’s voter rolls. In October, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a list of more than 310,000 voters (roughly 4% of Georgia’s registered voters) that he deemed [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on Tuesday blocking a rule issued by the Trump administration that would have prevented immigration to the US by anyone who could not demonstrate that they had health insurance coverage. The Trump administration announced at the beginning of [...]

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