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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) called Tuesday for the appointment of a special prosecutor and new grand jury to examine the police killing of Breonna Taylor. LDF reviewed audio files from the jury proceedings and found that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s team “presented evidence in a biased manner that protected the [...]

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The British Foreign Office released its twice-annual report on Hong Kong Monday, in which Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab suggested removing British judges from the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. This is the most recent step in the deterioration of Sino-British relations over the status of Hong Kong since the 1997 handover of the former [...]

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The New Zealand Law Commission recommended a new legal framework for police use of DNA in criminal investigations in a new 572-page report released Monday. The Commission, an independent Crown entity, reviewed and reported on the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995 following a government request in July 2016. Its review found that the Act [...]

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Pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy charges related to the company’s marketing of OxyContin and other opioid products, admitting its tactics contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic. On October 21 Purdue announced it had entered into an agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve multi-year investigations into its marketing [...]

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The Administrative Court of Stockholm on Monday rejected Google’s appeal against the decision of the Swedish data protection authority (Authority) and confirmed that Google has violated the provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Authority had imposed a fine of 75 million Swedish kronor (approximately 7 million euros) on Google in March [...]

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Five years after her initial lawsuit, which led to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) declaring that prison officials must treat gender dysphoria, Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman, brought suit against the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Monday. According to the complaint, Ashley “is once again trying to survive brutal and unrelenting abuse and mistreatment as a [...]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck another blow to the Trump Campaign’s post-election litigation efforts Monday, holding that ballots where voters “signed the declaration on their ballot’s outer envelope but did not handwrite their name, their address, and/or a date,” should be included in the vote totals. The lawsuit was brought by multiple Republicans, including President [...]

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced Monday that the District Attorney’s Office filed homicide charges against Chris Samayoa, a former rookie San Francisco police officer who was on his fourth day on the job when he fatally shot Keita O’Neil, an unarmed carjacking suspect, in 2017. On December 1, 2017, Samayoa and his training [...]

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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D) filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a Republican-made law limiting his power that was passed during a lame-duck session of the legislature in 2018. This law was passed in the time between Kaul’s election and him taking office. Kaul is challenging portions of Act 369, which limit his ability to [...]

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Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) announced Monday in a letter to environmental groups that it was withdrawing its support from Trump administration litigation aimed to revoke California’s right to set its own auto emissions rules. In September 2019 President Donald Trump announced that his administration was revoking California’s Federal Waiver on vehicle emission standards so [...]

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