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Corey Johnson, who is set to be executed by the federal government on January 14, filed Friday for a stay of execution with the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. His lawyers argue that his upcoming execution is unconstitutional because significant evidence of his intellectual disability was not considered at trial. In 1993, Johnson was convicted [...]

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The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh in on a debate over a federal law that governs the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. In HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association, the court will examine whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority when it exempted three small oil refineries from obligations under the statute. [...]

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The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has approved rules established by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to help Chinese companies and citizens uphold their legal trade rights in a foreign land. The rules will apply whenever a Chinese entity is prevented from exercising its trade or economic activities in a foreign [...]

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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched Friday an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third party cookies on Chrome and replace them with other tools and functionality to protect user privacy under its “Privacy Sandbox” project. Google announced the Privacy Sandbox project in August 2019, aimed at overcoming “cross-site tracking,” or companies collecting users’ [...]

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With less than two weeks left in office, Donald Trump’s administration announced  a new rule Friday that narrows nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQIA individuals seeking services of health and welfare programs that are funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This rule narrows LGBTQIA non-discrimination protections that were previously in 45 [...]

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The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore, Pakistan sentenced Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, leader of the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), to five years in prison for terror financing on Friday. The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested Lakhvi on January 2, 2021 for running a medical dispensary to collect and disburse funds for terrorist activities. The ATC [...]

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Indonesia released Abu Bakar Bashir, the leader of terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), from prison on Friday. Bashir is responsible for orchestrating a terrorist attack that killed 202 people in Bali in 2002.  JI allegedly has a connection with Al-Qaeda and both groups were responsible for the 2002 bombings. JI is also responsible for a [...]

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Democrats in the House of Representatives have circulated a draft of a new article of impeachment against President Trump charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol during congressional vote counting. The impeachment comes in response to pro-Trump rioters storming the Capitol building in Washington [...]

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In a speech accepting the nomination for Attorney General from President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday, Merrick Garland condemned the riots on Capitol Hill and underscored the importance of the rule of law as the foundation for American democracy. Attorney General-designate Garland is currently a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of [...]

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More than 750 legal and constitutional scholars and professors have signed on to a letter urging the immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. The letter, hosted on the American Constitution Society’s (ACS) website, begins by calling Trump “a grave risk to our [...]

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