The Delaware Court of Chancery issued a ruling on Friday holding that the property tax system in all three Delaware counties is unconstitutional. In a suit filed two years ago, two plaintiffs, Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP State Conference for Branches, claimed that public schools across the state failed to provide adequate education [...]

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The Supreme Court continued oral arguments by conference call on Wednesday, hearing both Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania and Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants Inc. The first case involves the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control mandate, which requires employers to provide health insurance that includes [...]

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A US district judge for the Central District of California on Friday dismissed parts of a lawsuit filed by the US Women’s National Team (WNT) for equal pay. The women’s soccer team filed the lawsuit in 2019, arguing that the female players are paid less than the male players, “even though their performance has been [...]

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United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights Yanghee Lee on Wednesday called for investigations into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by the Myanmar military against civilian populations in the Rakhine and Chin states. Lee said that the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar military, has ramped up military operations over the last several weeks [...]

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President Trump signed a fourth coronavirus relief bill on Friday following its passage by the House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 266, The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, provides an additional $484 billion in emergency supplemental funding for programs aimed at buoying up businesses hit by the pandemic, as well as money [...]

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The parliament of Scotland introduced a bill on Friday to modernize hate crimes laws, including a section that would abolish the crime of blasphemy. The purpose of the proposed legislation is “to modernise, consolidate and extend existing hate crime law,” updating the list of protected characteristics, including for the first time adding age to the [...]

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The Trump Administration announced a new program on Friday to help US farmers who are struggling economically because of disruptions from the pandemic. Farmers and ranchers are having a hard time getting their goods to markets because large buyers like restaurants and college dormitories have stopped buying. Not only is the lack of markets hurting [...]

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During Wednesday’s press conference, US President Donald Trump threatened to use a little-known constitutional provision to force Congress to adjourn so he could then make recess appointments to the Cabinet and judiciary. The president spoke of the many vacancies both in executive agencies and on the federal bench and complained of “partisan obstruction” preventing nominees [...]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill on Friday repealing multiple restrictions related to abortion access. The Reproductive Health Protection Act will allow nurse practitioners who are jointly licensed by the Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing to perform first trimester abortions, thereby expanding the number of persons who can perform such abortions. The [...]

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