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Federal judge orders release of grand jury materials in Pentagon Papers case
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that some grand jury materials from the 1971 Pentagon Papers case must be released. The decision comes from the denial of a Freedom of Information Act request for th (More)
Pope lifts 'pontifical secrecy' rule in cases of sexual abuse
Pope Francis released new papal documents Tuesday that eliminate the application of the "pontifical secrecy" rule in cases of sexual abuse. Catholic clergy in many countries, including the US, have long used "pontifical secrecy" as justification f (More)
New report on leaked China documents reveals conditions at Uighur detention camps
A leak of highly classified documents from the Chinese government has exposed the manual used in operating China's mass detention camps, including policing and surveillance tactics to prevent escape from the camps the Chinese government has labeled " (More)
Republican representative to court: impeachment investigation has no legal basis
Republican Representative Doug Collins, Ranking Member of the US House Judiciary Committee, submitted an amicus brief in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday asserting that the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry has no legal basi (More)
House Judiciary Committee approves rules for impeachment investigation
The US House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a "Resolution for Investigative Procedures" into the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. The investigation is looking into "alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and othe (More)
UK Supreme Court rules intelligence activities subject to judicial review
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that decisions by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) are subject to judicial review.  Prior to the ruling, IPT decisions could only be appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. The IPT was establ (More)
California sues US agencies over information on rollback of vehicle emissions standards
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Friday filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies over data they used to justify rolling back the landmark Obama-era vehicle emission standards, accusing the Trump administration of "willfully withholdin (More)
Federal appeals court rules Alabama must disclose execution protocol to news organizations
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday that Alabama cannot keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public. At issue was the failed execution of Doyle Hamm in February 2018. After several failed attempts to insert (More)
Arkansas Senate approves expanded lethal injection secrecy
The Arkansas Senate on Monday voted 25-9 in favor of measures to prevent the release of information that could identify manufacturers and suppliers of drugs used during state executions. The Senate justified its move to increase drug secrecy by ci (More)
Federal appeals court upholds release of grand jury record in 1946 Georgia lynching case
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled on Monday that the District Court for the Middle District of Georgia appropriately ordered the release of grand jury records related to the Moore's Ford Lynching of 1946. The Moore's Ford Lync (More)
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