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The European Court of Human Rights Tuesday ruled that Belgium did not violate the rights of a person suffering from depression by allowing her to proceed with a medically assisted euthanasia procedure. In 2012, 64-year-old Godelieva de Troyer decided to end her life with the assistance of an oncologist after she suffered from severe depression [...]

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Former Deputy United States Attorney General and current partner at King & Spalding Sally Yates Monday released a 172-page report detailing “systemic” abuse at all levels of women’s soccer in the US and particularly in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). ESPN Tuesday released a documentary by journalist Lisa Salter echoing the Yates report. Yates [...]

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Supreme Court of Uganda Justice Esther Kisaakye Monday petitioned the Constitutional Court of Uganda seeking inter alia to be reinstated on the payroll and permitted to deliver her judgment on the 2021 presidential election. Kisaakye filed the petition against Chief Justice Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo, Judiciary Permanent Secretary Dr. Pius Bigirimana, Chief Registrar of the Courts [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday heard the case of Delaware v. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a consolidated case involving approximately $150 Million dollars in unclaimed money. The court is asked to interpret “money order” as used in 12 USC §§ 2501-03 and Disposition of Abandoned Money Orders and Travelers Checks Act of 1974. The case, consolidated with [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday heard its first oral arguments of the term in Sackett v. EPA over whether wetlands are “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The controversy arose in 2007 when “without a CWA permit, —who operated a commercial construction and excavation business—dumped approximately 1700 cubic yards of [...]

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Ninety-two people have been killed in the nationwide protests that were sparked following the death of Mahsa Amini, Iran Human Rights reported on Sunday. Amini was arrested by the Tehran police on September 14 for wearing an “improper” hijab. Amini’s family found out she had been taken to the hospital in a coma two hours [...]

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The US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Friday told Congress that it has not received all the documents required from the Trump Administration under the Presidential Records Act. On September 13 the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform wrote to the NARA and expressed concerns that unreturned confidential documents could pose a [...]

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Billionaire founder and former CEO of JD.com Richard Liu Sunday settled a civil lawsuit against him in which he was accused of raping a University of Minnesota student in 2018. The jury trial was to begin on Monday at 8:00AM. In a joint statement, the parties said the case has “consumed substantial public attention and [...]

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Burkina Faso soldiers Friday evening appeared on state television channel Radio Television Du Burkina to announce the removal of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba after he allegedly failed to stem a jihadist insurgency. Led by 34-year-old Captain Ibrahim Traore, the soldiers proclaimed, “e have decided to take our responsibilities, driven by a single ideal: the restoration [...]

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A federal judge in Boston Friday dismissed the Mexican government’s $10 billion lawsuit against major US gun manufacturers that sought to hold them responsible for illegal trafficking of guns into Mexico. A victory for US gun manufacturers, the decision by Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor held that the claims of Mexico did overcome the broad [...]

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