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The US Supreme Court issued an order on Tuesday to reverse a lower court’s injunction preventing the Trump administration from implementing its ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military. The Trump administration petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the injunction in November. The injunction, issued by the US District Court for the Western District [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday struck down a restrictive law that prevented Canadian citizens living outside the country from casting ballots in national elections. The question before the court revolved around a section of the Canada Elections Act that stated that citizens of Canada have the right to vote as long as they [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc., in favor of a strict application of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to a contract dispute involving a mandatory arbitration clause. Archer and White Sales Inc., a small dental supply business, entered into a contract to sell the products [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday rejected an appeal by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Number 7, blocking them from intervening in the court-ordered reform program aimed at combating the Chicago police’s pattern of unconstitutional use of force. In January 2017 the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a [...]

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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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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Gamble v. United States, a case that will decide whether a longstanding exception to the Constitutional protection against double jeopardy will remain in effect. Terence Gamble was convicted of robbery in Alabama in 2008. As a convicted felon, Gamble was not permitted to own or possess [...]

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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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