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The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq Monday ratified October’s parliamentary elections. The ratification comes in the wake of challenges to the results from Shiite political groups. The election took place on October 10, 2021 to determine all 329 members of the Council of Representatives. The results bring a victory for Muqtada al-Sadr’s party. He is [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday ruled 7-4 in favor of a California law banning high-capacity gun magazines. The case, Duncan v. Bonta, concerns the importation, possession, and sale of magazines containing more than ten bullets. California Penal Code section 32310 prohibits possession of such high-capacity magazines. The plaintiffs in the [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday unanimously sided with Tennessee in a groundwater dispute with Mississippi. The dispute arose out of a Mississippi suit which alleged that the city of Memphis, Tennessee had wrongfully taken water from the Middle Claiborne Aquifer. The aquifer, which spans eight states in the region, is an underground water source which [...]

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Voters, civil rights, and faith groups joined together to file two lawsuits against Alabama’s new state legislature and congressional district maps Monday. The civil rights groups involved include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund (NAACP LDF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama, and the Southern Poverty Law [...]

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The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol issued 10 new subpoenas on Tuesday. The Committee justified the subpoenas stating that there is reason to believe that the 10 individuals have “relevant information” related to the attack. The subpoenas request records and testimony, though it is unclear when [...]

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The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Federal Bureau of Investigation v. Fazaga and Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennese & Mauritz. While neither case is particularly high profile, both involve subtle interpretations of surveillance and copyright law, respectively. In Fazaga, the FBI is being sued for allegedly conducting improper surveillance on a set [...]

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Seven US military jury members signed a letter urging clemency for convicted terrorist Majid Khan, rebuking Khan’s alleged mistreatment by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The letter, which was signed Friday, came after a 26-year sentence was handed down by the military jury. Khan, formerly a resident of Baltimore, was convicted of war crimes in [...]

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The Australian Government on Monday published a draft of a new online privacy act regulating social media companies. The proposed act, called the Online Privacy Bill, builds on Australia’s Privacy Act of 1988. The act purportedly “enables the introduction of a binding online privacy code for social media and certain other online platforms, and increases [...]

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