Vice Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Chancery Court ruled Friday against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in his legal battle to change the board of directors of Citgo. Citgo, an American Petroleum refinery company, has been wholly owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) since 1990. PDVSA is the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Friday against the Trump Administration’s ban on asylum requests for people who illegally cross the border. The Trump administration issued the rule in late 2018, suspending immigration under certain circumstances. Specifically, the rule prohibited immigrants from applying for asylum except at legal [...]

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A federal judge in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday dismissed the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) lawsuit against the Trump campaign and various alleged Russian agents for hacking in the 2016 election. The DNC brought this suit hoping to hold members of the Trump Organization, WikiLeaks and the Russian Federation civilly liable for [...]

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The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada declined to move election day despite requests from the Orthodox Jewish Community. Section 56.1 of the Canada Elections Act stipulates that general elections are to be held on the third Monday of October of the fourth year since the last general election. The Chief Electoral Officer has broad discretion [...]

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Huang Qi, a Chinese journalist and “cyber-dissident,” was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for illegally disclosing and providing state secrets abroad. Huang Qi is the founder of 64 Tianwang, a Chinese news site that has reported frequently on protests and human rights abuses by the People’s Republic of China. His site has displayed [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday granting permanent reauthorization of the September 11 Victims Compensation fund. The original fund was set to expire in 2020, but the administrator of the fund announced in February that the fund had limited remaining resources and would be required to significantly reduce its awards. This [...]

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The US Supreme Court has granted the Trump administration’s application for stay of injunctions that would freeze $2.5 billion of Department of Defense (DOD) funds the administration planned to use for construction of the border wall. President Donald Trump has been battling Congress for funds to use in constructing a border wall along the southern [...]

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