The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that Virginia’s Incumbent Protection Act violates the First Amendment The court of appeals held that the act infringes on political parties’ First Amendment rights to free association because it limits their ability to select candidates for office as they deem appropriate. Virginia generally allows political [...]

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Amnesty International on Thursday called Guantanamo prison a “stain on human rights” on the eve of the prison’s seventeenth anniversary. Guantanamo prison currently holds 40 detainees, many of whom were tortured by the CIA before being transferred to the facility. Many have also been issued transfers to other prisons and are still awaiting such transfers. [...]

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The EU imposed sanctions against Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security and two Iranian nationals on Tuesday. “This means that funds and other financial assets of the Ministry and both individuals have been frozen,” explained the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, and the Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Kajsa Ollongren. The Netherlands recommended [...]

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Former Insys Therapeutics Inc., CEO Michael Babich pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges related to conspiracy and mail fraud stemming from the sale of a fentanyl nasal spray, Subsys. Babich and the other defendants, former Insys executives and managers, were charged in 2016 with conspiracy to commit racketeering, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to violate the [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that South Carolina did not have standing to sue the United States Department of Energy over the termination of construction of a nuclear processing facility. Originally, South Carolina had sought to prevent the termination of the nuclear processing facility through two claims. [...]

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