The US Supreme Court issued orders Monday denying a number of cases and sending three cases back to lower courts for reconsideration: US v. Herrold, Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor, and Richardson v. US. United States v. Herrold is another case considering the elements of burglary under the Armed Career Criminal Act. Under existing [...]

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Victims of war crimes in Afghanistan filed an appeal Monday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) challenging the lower court’s recent decision not to pursue a war crimes investigation in Afghanistan. The Appeal was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and the Global Justice Clinic at the New York University School [...]

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced plans Tueday to write a new law banning conversion therapy. The new law would ban the practice of conversion therapy, which has been widely discredited by medical professionals. Currently, Germany experiences about 1,000 attempts at conversion therapy every year involving coaches, therapists and in some cases exorcisms. Under the [...]

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a new bill into law Monday protecting fundamental rights to abortion and family planning. The bill orders that no public entity may interfere with an individual’s fundamental rights to abortion, carrying a pregnancy to term, contraception or sterilization. The bill orders state and local law enforcement not to prosecute anyone [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal agencies are not “persons” who may take advantage of administrative procedures for challenging patents. The agency in question, the US Postal Service (USPS), attempted to use administrative procedures from the America Invents Act to challenge a patent held by Return Mail, Inc. USPS had originally tried to [...]

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In an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh, the US Supreme Court affirmed the ruling below in Quarles v. United States that intent formed at any time during a burglary is sufficient. Defendant Jamar Quarles was charged with a violation of the Armed Career Criminal Act for committing a felony with a weapon after three prior felony [...]

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