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The New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division upheld a gag order Tuesday against former president Donald Trump in a criminal case centering on allegations he falsified the Trump Organization’s business records to conceal hush money payments to influence the 2016 presidential election. The appeals court was unpersuaded by Trump’s arguments that the gag order violates [...]

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The US government filed a motion on Friday to partially end a 27-year-old agreement that requires the federal government to comply with court supervision about the treatment of migrant children in its custody. This action follows the recent publication by the Health and Human Services Department of its own regulation on protective measures, slated to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday affirmed the conviction of former President Trump’s ex-advisor Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress. His conviction resulted from his noncompliance with a US House of Representatives subpoena in the investigation of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. During the summer of 2021, [...]

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A US Department of State report summary released Friday claimed that Israel may have used US-provided weaponry in an “inconsistent” manner with international humanitarian law (IHL) obligations but could not conclude whether US weaponry was used in specific incidents. The State Department’s NSM-20 report acknowledged that the US government received allegations of Israeli IHL violations [...]

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The US Supreme Court decided Thursday that police officers may continue to seize cars that defendants allegedly use to commit a crime, without an immediate hearing. States often allow that kind of seizure—known as civil forfeiture—when officers believe that the car is connected to a crime in which the owner is not involved. Justice Kavanaugh, [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in a 6-3 decision that copyright owners may recover damages for copyright infringement that occurred more than three years before the filing of a lawsuit. Music producer Sherman Nealy initiated what would become Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy in 2018 on the basis that Warner Chappell Music violated the [...]

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Police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) arrested Thursday eight people who were protesting the Israel-Hamas war and asking college administrators to terminate all research contracts involving Israel’s Ministry of Defense. In order to urge the college’s immediate response, protestors blocked the entrance of the campus parking garage, for which the school issued an [...]

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The mandatory use of CBP One to seek asylum in the United States violates the United States’ and Mexico’s international human rights and refugee law obligations, according to a report published by Amnesty International on Thursday. The rights group found that CBP One, a mobile application designed to process individuals seeking asylum, cannot be the [...]

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A class action complaint filed this week accuses New York prison officials of holding disabled inmates in solitary confinement in violation of state law. Solitary confinement has been a core feature of the US penal system since the 18th century — dating back to the earliest state prisons, where the inmates seen as most depraved [...]

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US District Judge Aileen Cannon indefinitely postponed the classified documents criminal trial of former president Donald Trump on Tuesday, moving the trial date back at least two months. Cannon vacated the previous May 20 trial date, finding that various pre-trial motions and issues regarding the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) need to be addressed first. She [...]

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