California has sued US President Donald Trump over his order prohibiting undocumented immigrants from being included in Census apportionment counts. The complaint, filed Tuesday, argues that Trump’s order disturbs and undermines the historical precedent of the US counting “all of its residents, including for the purpose of apportioning the U.S. House of representatives, regardless of [...]

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In a tweet on Thursday morning, US President Donald Trump suggested that the US postpone the November elections, claiming mail-in voting would cause widespread fraud and inaccuracy. Presidential elections are currently held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. This year, that is November 3, 2020. The US Constitution demands via the [...]

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A federal judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an injunction Wednesday that prevents enforcement of a new US immigration rule barring immigrants from qualifying for visas if they are likely to become dependent on government benefits. Under the 2019 US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule Inadmissibility [...]

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The draft report by Secretary of State Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights has the Kremlin dancing a collective Barynya of glee. The current US administration and President Putin already share the parochial view that rights are derived from and informed by God rather than a person’s inherent dignity. This fact alone should concern anyone committed [...]

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US President Donald Trump’s sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators in June expose the hypocrisy and incoherency of the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Trump’s sanctions surpass a lack of cooperation and enter into outright hostility toward an entity dedicated to justice and human rights. Ultimately, the power of the ICC is derived from [...]

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The California Supreme Court is considering retroactively applying a lower bar exam passing score to the February 2020 exam. In response to COVID-19, the California Supreme Court has already decided to administer the bar exam online on October 5-6. In its July 16th statement the Court also lowered the minimum passing score from 1440 to 1390 [...]

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Samoan chief Joseph Matamata has become the first person to be convicted on charges of both human trafficking and slavery in New Zealand. Matamata faced ten counts of trafficking and 13 counts of slavery in a five-week trial before the High Court in Napier. The charges stem from activities between 1994-2019 when Matamata systematically enslaved [...]

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The Hiroshima District Court Wednesday issued a ruling recognizing dozens of additional survivors from the US’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II. The decision allows all 84 plaintiffs, who have suffered radiation-related illnesses connected to the bombing, to receive the same benefits as other victims who lived closer to the [...]

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