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The Kansas Supreme Court Wednesday issued an opinion rejecting a challenge to Kansas’s new redistricting law which opponents said represented a form of partisan gerrymandering. The decision comes two days after the court heard oral arguments regarding the law’s validity. The court announced its unanimous decision, which upheld the validity of Senate Bill No. 563. The [...]

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The Spanish government approved a draft bill Tuesday that extends abortion access for teenagers, removes existing obstacles to abortion, and may make Spain the first country in Europe to grant workers menstrual leave. The draft, which Spain’s Council of Ministers approved, will reform Spain’s current Organic Law 2/2010, of 3 March, on Sexual and Reproductive [...]

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US District Judge Lawrence Piersol ruled Tuesday that two South Dakota Sioux tribes have standing in a lawsuit against South Dakota over alleged National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) violations. The case is in the US District Court for the District of South Dakota Western Division. The complaint alleges that several state agencies did [...]

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against Steve Wynn, the former CEO of Wynn Resorts, in order to compel Wynn to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA). FARA mandates the following: FARA requires certain agents of foreign principals who [...]

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The US District Court for the Northern District of New York Monday issued an order which granted a preliminary injunction allowing non-pregnant inmates with opioid use disorders the Jefferson County Correctional Facility to access methadone prescriptions. In granting the injunction, the court said “all non-pregnant individuals who are or will be detained at the Jefferson [...]

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A Russian soldier Wednesday pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed 62-year-old Ukrainian man. The plea came during proceedings in the Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv. During the Battle of Sumy, in Ukraine’s east, Vadim Shishimarim shot and killed the man, who was riding a bicycle, “a few meters from home” in the town of Chupakhovka. [...]

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New York Governor Kathy Hochul Wednesday announced the New York State Division of Human Rights filed a discrimination complaint against Amazon, Inc. (Amazon). The discrimination complaint alleges Amazon discriminated against both “pregnant workers and workers with disabilities by denying them reasonable accommodations.” Additionally, the complaint “alleges that Amazon has policies that force pregnant workers and workers [...]

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Wednesday announced former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Attorney General Keith Ellison issued the following statement: Today my thoughts are once again with the victims, George Floyd and his family. Nothing will [...]

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Taliban authorities in Afghanistan announced Monday that the country’s Human Rights Commission will be dissolved, calling it “unnecessary.” The commission was backed by the US government and sought to ensure that human rights were protected in Afghanistan. Along with the Commission, four other departments were dissolved. The Taliban faces a $500 million budget deficit, and [...]

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California Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis Friday entered a verdict to enjoin California’s Senate Bill 826 (SB 826) after finding that the law violated Article I, Section 7 of the California Constitution. The law, enacted in October, 2018, requires publicly held corporations in California to have one or more female directors for boards with four or [...]

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