Articles Tagged with Chamber of Deputies

The US Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal law barring gun ownership for individuals who have been subjected to domestic violence restraining orders. The case, US v. Rahimi, centered on Zackey Rahimi, who—according to case documents—was subjected to a restraining order after publicly beating his girlfriend and then firing shots. Subsequently, in a separate [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a unanimous jury is required to apply a recidivism punishment under the federal Armed Career Criminal Act. That act imposes a 15-year mandatory minimum prison term for offenders who have three or more qualifying convictions, from three separate occurrences, under the act. The court held that a [...]

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India’s Delhi High Court stayed Friday the bail granted to opposition leader and chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal. A lower trial court granted Kejriwal bail in a money laundering case against him and his party associates filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), India’s financial crime investigation agency. The High Court recorded a verbal order [...]

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The Namibian High Court ruled Friday that the criminalization of “sodomy” and “unnatural sexual offences” is incompatible with the right of non-discrimination guaranteed under the Namibian constitution. In the case of Dausab v The Minister of Justice, applicant Friedel Dausab, a Namibian gay man working as an LGBTQ rights activist, stated that he endured hardship by [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that citizens do not have a right to have their non-citizen spouses allowed into the country. Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote for a 6-3 majority that “a citizen does not have a fundamental liberty interest in her noncitizen spouse being admitted to the country” after a US citizen [...]

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) received on Thursday eleven applications to verify the burnt memory of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) units. Eight applications contested the recent 2024 Lok Sabha elections. These include three applications from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three applications from the Indian National Congress [...]

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Armenia’s foreign ministry announced on Friday that the country has recognized the State of Palestine. In their statement, the Armenian Foreign Ministry expressed its concern over the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, disapproving of the targeting and violence towards civilians and civilian infrastructure, as well as hostage-taking, calling for the unconditional release of the hostages taken [...]

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The right to abortion has remained under threat in the US over the past two years, according to a statement released Thursday by Amnesty International. The rights group noted that millions of Americans have been deprived of the human right to an abortion in the two years since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. [...]

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Slovakia’s parliament approved a contentious law to restructure the public broadcaster RTVS on Thursday, sparking concerns about the independence of public media in the country. Opposition MPs boycotted the vote, exiting the chamber in protest against the new legislation. The law in question targets Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS), which has served as Slovakia’s [...]

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The US Supreme Court held Thursday in Gonzalez v. Trevino that the existence of probable cause does not necessarily defeat retaliatory arrest claims. The case concerns a Texas councilwoman who argues that she was arrested in retaliation for her speech critical of a city government official. Retaliation-arrest claims generally must prove the absence of probable [...]

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