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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced Tuesday that they will release up to 3,5000 prisoners as well as take other measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 among the inmate population and the staff. One of the immediate changes is to, “expedite the transition to parole for eligible inmates who have 60 [...]

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Tuesday limiting the use of facial recognition technology. “AN ACT Relating to the use of facial recognition services” will allow law enforcement to use facial recognition “in a manner that benefits society while prohibiting uses that threaten our democratic freedoms and put our civil liberties at [...]

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The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to withhold key evidence from the US government in the trial of two Islamic state detainees because President Donald Trump has not assured that the detainees will not be executed. The detainees in question are known as the Beatles. They are former British citizens who are accused of killing [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Michael Cohen’s request for early release from prison Tuesday due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Cohen is currently serving a 36-month sentence for various financial crimes, including campaign fraud and making false statements to Congress. He asked that the [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed into law the COVID-19 bipartisan relief package on Wednesday. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides sick leave and expanded safety net spending. Another key feature of the bill is providing free testing for COVID-19. The Act provides paid sick leave for any employees asked to self-quarantine, diagnosed with COVID-19, [...]

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US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration would be suspending all evictions and foreclosures through the end of April to ease people’s concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, he activated the Defense Production Act, which was established in the 1950s and used during wartime. It allows the president to force American businesses [...]

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Guyana’s Chief Justice Roxanne George on Sunday upheld an injunction that prevents the election commission (GECOM) from declaring a winner in the 2020 presidential elections. The injunction was requested by the People’s Progressive Party, as the votes from region 4 have yet to be counted. George’s ruling states that the court is allowed to intervene [...]

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Women across Mexico walked out Monday in protest of the government’s lack of action regarding femicide. In Mexico there has been an increase in violence against women in the past year, including the killing of seven-year-old Fátima Cecilia Aldrighett and the brutal murder of Ingrid Escamilla. Last month the Chamber of Deputies approved harsher sentencing [...]

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US President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that his administration would begin to withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. This statement comes after a federal appeals court ruled last week that the Department of Justice can withhold funds from jurisdictions that refuse to comply with certain federal immigration conditions. The court found sufficient evidence that there [...]

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