Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey brought an amended complaint Tuesday against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, who controls the company, alleging their culpability in Massachusetts opioid deaths. Healey alleges in the Commonwealth’s complaint that the Sackler family used their company Purdue Pharma to systematically target Massachusetts for opioid sales leading to the deaths of [...]

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The Inspector General of the General Services Administration (GSA) released a report Wednesday finding that the GSA chose to ignore the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution in its 2017 review of Trump International Hotel’s lease. The report does not specifically address potential Emoluments Clause issues, but instead focuses on the decision making process of the [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in eight cases Friday, covering a wide range of issues from civil rights to the rights of intoxicated drivers in custody to the Freedom of Information Act. Rehaif v. United States is a case that asks whether a noncitizen under prosecution for violating a federal law must be shown [...]

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Amnesty International on Thursday called Guantanamo prison a “stain on human rights” on the eve of the prison’s seventeenth anniversary. Guantanamo prison currently holds 40 detainees, many of whom were tortured by the CIA before being transferred to the facility. Many have also been issued transfers to other prisons and are still awaiting such transfers. [...]

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Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Christian Zerpa has fled to the US to protest President Nicolás Maduro, according to Monday reports. Maduro was recently reelected to a second term in May 2018. The election was widely criticized with the opposition party boycotting the vote and a number of countries including the US, Canada, the EU and [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd praised Fiji Monday for its leadership on climate change and human rights. Boyd supported Fiji’s work toward a global right to a healthy environment. Boyd highlighted some of Fiji’s accomplishments including the adoption of the Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy, investments in renewable energy, and an electrification program for rural [...]

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