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More than 306,000 civilian were killed between March 2011 and March 2021, according to new estimates released Tuesday by the United Nations Human Rights Office (UNHRO). According to the latest findings, civilians represent an overwhelming majority of the estimated 350,209 total deaths identified since the start of the civil conflict.  In a statement, UN High [...]

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The Biden-Harris Administration released a memorandum Monday calling for increased efforts to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. In a statement to reporters, the administration specifically singled out China as a major violator, saying, “he PRC is a leading contributor to IUU fishing worldwide, and it has impeded progress on the development of measures [...]

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A federal judge in California Monday granted Tesla’s motion for a new trial in a former employee’s racial discrimination lawsuit. Plantiff Owen Diaz turned down an award of $15 million which was originally $137 million. In 2017 Diaz filed a lawsuit against Tesla for racial harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Diaz experienced constant harassment [...]

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Spain’s Cabinet Monday approved a draft bill on LGBTQ+ rights which aims to increase the rights of trans and gender noncomforming minors. Unlike the bill’s 2021 version, the current text extends these rights to non-citizens living in Spain. If the bill is approved by Spain’s parliament, 16-year-old Spaniards will have the right to legally change [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday ruled that the US government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a doctor knowingly prescribed opioids “in an unauthorized manner” in order to secure a conviction for the illegal distribution of controlled substances. In the case of Ruan v. United States, Doctors Xiulu Ruan and Shakeel Kahnalong  were convicted [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Concepcion v. United States that judges should have sentencing discretion under the 2018 First Step Act and 2010 Fair Sentencing act in crack-cocaine cases. The 2010 Fair Sentencing Act brought crack-cocaine sentencing more in-line with cocaine sentencing. Prior to the act, crack-cocaine sentences were far harsher than cocaine [...]

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Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Robin Giarrusso issued a temporary order Monday blocking Louisiana’s abortion ban trigger laws from going into effect. The decision comes as a result of the US Supreme Court’s controversial Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center, which held that abortion is not a constitutional right. The order came in response [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a case where a Christian ministry sued the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) over being labeled a hate group. The appellants in Coral Ridge Ministries v. SPLC  asked the court to review its 1964 decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, which held that public figures [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that Joseph Kennedy, a high school football coach, was wrongfully terminated by the Bremerton School District. Kennedy had been holding prayers with students for eight years when the school asked him to refrain from continuing the practice due to Establishment Clause concerns. Kennedy briefly stopped and then resumed [...]

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Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court Monday fined Credit Suisse two million Swiss francs for failing to stop an employee who allowed a criminal organization to launder money through the bank. It also confiscated 12 million francs from Credit Suisse accounts linked to money laundering. The court says that between July 2007 and December 2008 a customer relations [...]

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