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The US Department of State once again designated Cuba as a state that sponsors terrorism Monday. In 2015, the Obama administration removed Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, which currently includes North Korea, Iran and Syria. In a press statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the State Department accused Cuba of “repeatedly [...]

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A federal judge in Indiana on Monday stayed federal death row inmate Lisa Montgomery’s execution. Judge James Halan of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, granted the stay in order to allow the court to conduct a hearing to determine Montgomery’s competence to be executed. Protection from execution for incompetent individuals [...]

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The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a stay on implementation of the new agricultural reform laws that have seen continuous protests by farmers at New Delhi’s highways since November. The order was made in the proceedings of a batch of civil writ petitions dubbed Rakesh Vaishnav & Ors. v Union of India challenging the constitutional [...]

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Microblogging social media company Parler on Monday sued Amazon for terminating its account on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon subsidiary and one of the largest cloud computing companies on the Internet. Parler’s complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, where Amazon’s headquarters is located, alleges that Amazon terminated [...]

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Non-fatal strangulation will likely become a specific criminal offense in England and Wales next month. Presently, it falls under common assault, which allows perpetrators to serve light sentences. Under the proposed change, it would carry a maximum sentence of seven years. The Center for Women’s Justice (CWJ), which has long advocated for the change, underlined [...]

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The US Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a case on protest-free buffer zones for abortion clinics. The case involved an ordinance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that prohibits protesters from demonstrating within 15 feet of abortion clinics. The plaintiffs were religious, pro-life, sidewalk counselors. They contended that they did not demonstrate under the ordinance and instead [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral argument in Pham v. Guzman Chavez, which addresses the detention of aliens who are both in the process of removal from the US and subject to a reinstated removal order. The case stems from a dispute over whether a group of eight non-citizen immigrants, initially detained by the [...]

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House Republicans blocked a resolution Monday calling on Vice President Mike Pence to begin 25th Amendment proceedings to remove President Donald Trump from office. Earlier on Monday, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced a Unanimous Consent resolution to get the House to consider legislation calling on Pence to take action and activate the 25th Amendment and [...]

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France’s Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti is set to be judicially investigated for alleged conflict of interest, officials said Friday. Prosecutor General François Molins, who was appointed in 2018 to the Court of Cassation, the country’s top court, announced the investigation. The announcement follows the Court of Justice of the Republic, a special French court [...]

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The Greek government submitted a bill to the country’s Hellenic Parliament Friday in an attempt to increase its territorial waters. The five-article bill is titled, “Determination of the bandwidth of the Aegialitis zone in the maritime region of the Ionian and Ionian Islands up to Cape Coatro of the Peloponnese.” If passed, it would double [...]

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