Ontario’s top court ruled Friday that Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is constitutional and has the critical purpose of fighting climate change. The Act,passed by Parliament in 2018,puts a price on carbon pollution in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage innovation and the use of clean technologies. It places a fuel [...]

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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on Wednesday quashed former Chief Executive Donald Tsang’s conviction and sentence for misconduct in public office. This case arose when Tsang failed to declare certain dealings with a business tycoon. Tsang was arranging to live in a Shenzhen apartment owned by a company controlled by the business tycoon, but [...]

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The EU Court of Justice ruled on Monday that the Polish “Law on the Supreme Court,” lowering the retirement age of judges of the Supreme Court, is contrary to EU law and principle. The Polish law on the Supreme Court lowered the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65. According to the [...]

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The US Supreme Court held Monday in Iancu v. Brunetti that the US government’s ban on trademarks on “immoral” or “scandalous” words and symbols violates the First Amendment. This case arose when a Los Angeles streetwear designer, Erik Brunetti, got turned down by US Patent and Trademark Office when he sought to trademark his brand [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that the Trump administration must stop denying abortion care to undocumented minors in federal custody. Beginning in 2017, the Trump administration directed shelters not to facilitate abortions for the undocumented immigrant children in their custody. In October 2017, the ACLU challenged [...]

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Attorneys general for 10 US states brought a civil antitrust suit Tuesday to permanently enjoin the proposed acquisition of Sprint by T-Mobile. T-mobile and Sprint are two of only four mobile network operators (MNOs) in the US and serve approximately 80 million and 55 million customers, respectively. T-Mobile’s previously attempts to merge with AT&T and [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced Wednesday that Guatemala and Belize have asked the court to resolve territorial disputes according to their special agreement. The territorial disputes arose because Guatemala never accepted the borders of Belize and continues to claim about 11,000 square km (4,250 square miles) of Belize—about half of its territory. Under [...]

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A Missouri judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction allowing the state’s only abortion clinic to keep operating before the court makes an official decision on the facility’s license. Planned Parenthood sued Missouri two weeks ago after state health officials refused to renew the license of the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood clinic in [...]

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Nicaragua’s Congress on Saturday approved an amnesty law that will offer protection to police and others involved in crimes against anti-government protesters over the past year. According to rights groups, more than 700 people were arrested in demonstrations that erupted in April 2018 when President Daniel Ortega tried to cut social security. More than 300 [...]

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