The Supreme Court of California declined Wednesday to block a law requiring state police departments to publicly disclose reports arising from improper officer use of force. The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association, a police employee union in San Bernadino county, petitioned the court to block the release of records from before 2019, arguing [...]

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A group of UN human rights experts on Tuesday urged action to combat inequality and discrimination in society across the globe. The statement comes on the thirty-second anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development, reaffirming the UN’s stance that it is critical for nations across the world to address issues of inequality, discrimination [...]

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The Supreme Court Rhode Island ruled on Thursday that the parental rights of a convicted murderer serving two consecutive life sentences were correctly limited by the lower state courts. Tony Gonzalez was convicted of two counts of murder in July 2012 and sentenced to serve two consecutive life imprisonment terms. While serving his sentence, his [...]

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On Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Social Security Administration, declaring that it unfairly ruled against a number of individuals who claimed disability benefits and had received those benefits while represented by a lawyer who was later convicted of fraud. Eric Conn, a Kentucky lawyer that specialized in Social Security claims, [...]

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A group of thirteen United States government agencies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a landmark study of the effects of climate change on Friday, describing the economic impact that the rapid rise in global temperatures will have over the next century. The Fourth National Climate Assessment is the latest in [...]

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Mexico’s highest court ruled on Thursday that the country’s recently enacted military policing law was unconstitutional. Mexico passed the controversial Internal Security Law in December 2017, establishing a legal framework for employing the national army and navy in place of civilian police forces in order to combat increasing violence in the country. Legislators argued at [...]

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The Supreme Court of Kentucky on Thursday upheld the state’s recently passed “right-to-work” law. The 2017 Kentucky Right to Work Act made it illegal for labor unions to require membership in the union as a condition to working at a job and prohibited unions from requiring dues payments from non-union employees. Similar right-to-work laws had [...]

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation Thursday prohibiting the sale of materials to produce “ghost guns” in the state. The new law criminalizes selling manufactured parts or designs for assembling firearms by non-licensed individuals and effectively makes it illegal for individuals to assemble or possess a 3D printed firearm in New Jersey. In a [...]

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A three-judge panel for the US District Court for the District of Maryland on Wednesday threw out Maryland’s, finding that the process of redrawing the federal voting districts violated the constitutional rights of residents in the state. The state has until March to draw a new map that passes constitutional muster or the court will [...]

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