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Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr announced Monday that Iran has ordered through Interpol the arrests of 36 US political and military officials, including President Donald Trump, who were allegedly involved in the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani in January. Interpol responded in a statement that they “would not consider requests of this nature.” Trump and the [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday that requiring foreign groups to have explicit policies opposing prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive federal funds applies to US companies’ foreign affiliates because they do not possess First Amendment rights. The court stated that there are two fundamental principles that lead to this decision. First, [...]

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In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana abortion law because it placed an undue burden on women seeking an abortion. In June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, the court reversed the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision and agreed with the district court’s findings that [...]

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Former White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump’s tweet that he had not been briefed on intelligence that Russia was bribing Taliban fighters to attack US troops in Afghanistan. During an interview with CNN, Bolton said that Trump’s tweet was defensive and avoided accountability for the situation. “The fact [...]

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Judge Amy Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered that Roger Stone’s request to have a two-month delay at the beginning of his sentence would instead be reduced to 14 days. The ruling comes a day after the Department of Justice (DOJ) supported Stone’s request for the two-month extension. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Friday that President Donald Trump lacked the constitutional authority to transfer Department of Defense (DOD) funds for use in the construction of a wall along the Mexican border. The court found that the transfer of $2.5 billion circumvented Congress, which had previously denied requests [...]

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US District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled on Friday that the federal government cannot keep migrant children detained during the COVID-19 pandemic. In its minutes, the court stated that while it “appreciates both ICE’s and ORR’s efforts to reduce the number of Class Members in their custody during the pandemic,” the plaintiffs challenging the ongoing [...]

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The Supreme Court refused Friday to re-instate a federal district court order that extends Texas mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court released a brief statement announcing its denial. It also included a statement from Justice Sotomayor: This application raises weighty but seemingly novel questions regarding the Twenty-Sixth Amendment.  I do not disagree [...]

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President Trump, on Friday, issued a new executive order to protect public monuments. Under the order, those who illegally remove or vandalize public monuments can face up to ten years in prison. The Attorney General was directed to collaborate with state officials to prosecute violators to the fullest extent of the law. Additionally, the order provides [...]

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A federal court judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against attendance restrictions imposed on religious gatherings in New York state. Judge Gary Sharpe’s order affects the limits that both governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio placed upon religious gatherings in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Both officials had issued [...]

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