Articles Tagged with DACA

Tyler Merbler from USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Former Three Percenters militia member Guy Reffitt was Monday sentenced to 87 months in prison for leading a mob of rioters towards the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 while carrying a handgun. The sentence is less than half of the 15-year prison term that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for. Reffitt’s prison [...]

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US President Joe Biden released a statement Monday inviting Russia to renewed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) talks ahead of the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (TNP). This comes amid heightened Russia-US tensions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. All countries who are party to the TNP [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Monday that two vessels owned by non-profit Sea Watch may have been wrongly detained by the Italian government. Sea Watch rescues migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in vessels that are not seaworthy. Sicilian port authorities detained Sea Watch’s cargo ships in 2020 after the boats rescued [...]

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The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have released a joint opinion criticizing the European Union’s (EU) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse. The EDPB and the EDPS are independent privacy watchdogs in the [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has sentenced Mohammed Khalifa, a Canadian born in Saudi Arabia, to life in prison for his involvement with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a media figure and foreign fighter. Khalifa pleaded guilty in December 2021 to “conspiring to [...]

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A Kyiv appeals court Friday reduced the life sentence of Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian soldier who was the first to be tried and convicted for war crimes following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. Shishimarin’s life sentence was reduced to 15 years following an appeal from his lawyer, who said Shishimarin’s actions were misclassified.  [...]

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The US House of Representatives has passed by a 217-213 vote H.R. 1808, a bill that, if enacted, would ban assault-style rifles. Sponsor Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, introduced the bill in the House in March 2021. The bill will amend 18 U.S.C. § 921 to add definitions of “semiautomatic pistol,” “semiautomatic shotgun” [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a 5-4 decision that when condom use is a condition for sexual intercourse and it is not used, the person concerned could be guilty of sexual assault. The facts of the case date back to 2017, when the complainant agreed to have sex with Ross Kirkpatrick, the accused, [...]

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Kerry Raymond, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rule on drone identification. Brennan v. Dickson was brought by Tyler Brennan, a drone user, and the drone equipment retailer owned by Brennan, RaceDayQuads LLC, challenging the FAA over its Remote Identification Rule of April 2021. The rule requires drone manufacturers [...]

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The High Court of England and Wales Friday ruled that disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is not allowed to control Venezuelan gold reserves held by the Bank of England. The ruling comes after a four-day trial in which lawyers for the rival claimants to Venezuela’s presidency, Maduro and Juan Guaido, argued over which administration has [...]

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