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Maine Governor Janet Mills on Wednesday signed a bill prohibiting licensed professionals from administering conversion therapy to minors, becoming the seventeenth state in the US to ban the practice. The bill forbids “advertising, offering and administering of therapy designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, also known as conversion therapy, to individuals [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York refused Wednesday to issue a preliminary injunction blocking congressional subpoenas of President Donald Trump’s financial records from two banks connected with the president. The ruling allows subpoenas of Deutushe Bank and Capital One to move forward next week, requiring the banks [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a challenge to a federal ban on foreign citizens contributing to state and local elections in the US. In 2012 two men, Jose Susumo Azano Mastura and Ravneet Singh, attempted to garner influence with the mayor of San Diego, California, [...]

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The Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the country’s parliament, approved a bill Friday legalizing same sex-marriage in the country. In May 2017 the country’s highest court, the Judicial Yuan, mandated that the country legalize same-sex marriage within two years. However, a non-binding referendum held in late 2018 showed widespread resistance to marriage [...]

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The Wisconsin State Assembly approved a package of abortion restrictions Wednesday. The Assembly passed a series of six different bills all aimed at stricter regulation of abortion in the state. AB180 requires doctors in the state to inform women undergoing a chemically induced abortion that they can stop the procedure while the first set of [...]

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a controversial bill Wednesday that bans nearly all abortions in the state, including in cases of incest and rape. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act is one the most restrictive anti-abortion laws since Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973. The act bans performing abortions in the state [...]

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The Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest court in the EU, ruled Tuesday that the member countries must establish detailed methods of tracking the hourly work of employees so that they can be properly compensated for overtime work. The ruling stems from a challenge by the Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a Ninth Circuit decision allowing a lawsuit against Apple for alleged anti-competitive practices to proceed. In 2011 a group of iPhone owners sued Apple, claiming that company’s App Store violated antitrust laws by artificially inflating the prices of apps with no possibility of shopping elsewhere. According to the [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called Wednesday before the UN Security Council for the execution of three outstanding arrest warrants for Libyans accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bensouda appeared before the Security Council to deliver her seventeenth annual report on the situation in Libya, which the ICC has [...]

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