Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies approved a bill Tuesday tightening the rules governing the activities of foreign law enforcement agents. Some measures in the bill are identical to those in bilateral agreements, while others are new. Measures include limiting the immunity granted to foreign agents and requiring agents to share all the information they collect with [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr submitted his resignation letter on Monday to President Donald Trump. Trump posted the letter on Twitter shortly afterwards. In his letter, Barr praised Trump’s accomplishments. As Trump’s second attorney general, he launched a probe of the 2016 Russia investigation, deterred asylum seekers, and attempted to punish protesters and cities for unrest [...]

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The Cabinet of the Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday approved a draft of a bill setting extreme punishments for crimes against women and children. The Act is modeled after the Disha Act passed by the government of Andhra Pradesh state last year. Known as the “Shakti Act”, the Maharashtra bill makes numerous changes to [...]

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The Finnish Parliament’s Constitutional Law Committee recommended Wednesday against prosecuting Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto for attempting to replace an official. While the committee found that Haavisto had broken the law, it ruled that his actions did not meet the threshold for prosecution required by the Finnish Constitution. Experts who spoke before the committee [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has declared that newly detained immigrants must be brought before a judge within 10 days. Judge Alison Nathan granted habeas corpus relief on a class action complaint brought by Uriel Vazquez Perez against Thomas Decker, New York Field Office Director for US [...]

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Japan loosened regulations on part-time work for foreigners stuck in the country due to COVID-19 Tuesday. Many have had trouble supporting themselves; the temporary measures allow people on 90-day short-stay permits to renew said permits and work up to 28 hours a week. Technical trainees will be able to receive “specified activity” work permits lasting [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard arguments in Trump v. New York and Van Buren v. US Monday. Trump v. New York concerns an attempt by the Trump administration to exclude people living in the US illegally from being counted in the 2020 census for apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives. This is the first [...]

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A military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sentenced rebel leader Ntabo Ntaberi to life in prison for war crimes on Monday. Ntaberi led the rebal group Nduma Defense of Congo, operating in the province of North Kivu from 2010 to 2014. He orchestrated raids on villages, which led to the rape [...]

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The Trump Campaign appealed a dismissal of a voter fraud lawsuit to the US Court of Appeals for the Circuit on Sunday. The campaign has requested that the Third Circuit instruct US District Judge Matthew Brann to review a redrafted complaint. The appeal has been fast tracked. Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State, has until [...]

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Kyrgyz lawmakers unveiled a new constitution on Tuesday, drawing criticism over the expansion of presidential powers. Shortly after a draft of the document was released, politicians and activists expressed concerns that it would lead to full-blown authoritarianism. Among the many changes, it reduces the size and power of parliament. Any responsibilities taken from parliament were [...]

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