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Judge delays first federal execution since reinstatement due to COVID-19 concerns
A federal judge in Indiana Friday temporarily stayed the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee due to COVID-19 concerns expressed by members of the victims' families who planned to attend the execution. Lee was scheduled to be the first of five federal priso (More)
Trump commutes prison sentence of former adviser Roger Stone
In a statement released Friday evening, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced US President Donald Trump had commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. Stone was sentenced to three years four months in prison afte (More)
Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong
Australia announced in a statement released Thursday that it is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong due to concerns over Hong Kong's new security laws.Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated: The Australian Government remains deeply co (More)
Uighur activists file ICC complaint against China for genocide, crimes against humanity
Lawyers representing two Uighur activist organizations have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing Chinese officials of genocide and other crimes against humanity against Uighur Muslim minority groups. The complaint wi (More)
The Suspension Clause Challenge That Never Was
On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a Suspension Clause challenge to expedited immigration proceedings.  In the widely anticipated judgment, the Court determined that no habeas could be brought as the original hab (More)
Manhattan DA: woman caught on video falsely accusing birdwatcher will be prosecuted
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. announced Monday that the woman caught on video falsely accusing a Central Park birdwatcher of threatening her will be prosecuted.On May 25, Amy Cooper called the police on a Black man who was birdwatchin (More)
Movement for Black Lives introduces proposed BREATHE Act
The Movement for Black Lives coalition unveiled proposed federal legislation Tuesday seeking to radically transform the US criminal justice system.The proposals, collectively referred to as the BREATHE Act, follow protests against the police kill (More)
Hong Kong releases more details on China’s new national security law
Hong Kong released more details Monday on China's new national security law, which, among other things, will enable authorities to prevent people under investigation from leaving Hong Kong.Under the legislation, secession and sedition will be pun (More)
Ohio Senate approves sentencing reform reducing drug possession felonies to misdemeanors
After more than a year of debate, the Ohio Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping criminal-sentencing reform bill that would reclassify most nonviolent drug possession felonies as misdemeanors.The bill, known as SB3, was passed 25-4 as a bipartisa (More)
A Knee on All Americans
Since murder is a horrible wrong, preventing a murder must be a good thing, right? Truth be told, it can get complicated. Among the many questions raised by the killing of George Floyd, we should pause to consider what would have happened if a bystan (More)