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Federal appeals court releases $3.6 billion for border wall
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday overruled an injunction granted last month by a lower court that blocked $3.6 billion in government funds intended to be used on the construction of the border wall. The three-judge panel (More)
Poland Supreme Court warns judicial reforms threaten EU membership
The Supreme Court of Poland released a statement Tuesday warning that the country's drafts of judicial reforms could be in violation of European Union (EU) law. The country's nationalist government is currently advocating for legislation that punishe (More)
US Senate unanimously passes resolution formally recognizing Armenian Genocide
The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide carried out by Ottoman forces between 1915 and 1923. The Senate resolution follows the passing of an identical resolution in the US House of Repr (More)
EU High court holds Poland judicial retirement age rule discriminates based on sex
The Court of the Justice of the European Union ruled Tuesday that Poland violated the laws of the European Union when the country distinguished between the retirement age of male and female judges and prosecutors and gave the Minister of Justice more (More)
Pennsylvania judge blocks tallying votes on crime victims rights amendment
A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge on Wednesday enjoined the tallying of votes on Marsy's Law, a proposed state constitutional amendment for crime victims' rights. The lawsuit was filed by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, it allege (More)
Lawsuit challenges Louisiana pipeline protest law
Activists filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the 2018 amendment to the Louisana Critical Infrastructure Law, a pipeline trespass law that opponents claim infringes on their rights to protest. The plaintiffs contend that the language in the ame (More)
Pakistan top court agrees to temporarily release former PM on bail
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to release former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from detention for eight weeks to seek proper medical treatment. The court granted his request, saying the medical records and Sharif's health history sh (More)
Access to Health Records: New Rules Another Step in the Right Direction
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued proposed regulations that could enhance the value of electronic health information. Specifically, the proposed regulations focus on the areas of interoperability and patients’ access t (More)
India Needs Legislation to Combat Religious Violence
When the Delhi High Court sentenced a former parliamentarian to life in prison for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom in December, it ended an excruciating 34-year ordeal for victims of the hate crime that shook India’s national conscience and thr (More)
India court sentences former parliamentarian to life in prison for orchestrating 1984 riots
The High Court of the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday convicted Sajjan Kumar, a former member of the federal parliament, for conspiracy and murder during the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom and awarded him imprisonment for "the remainder of his natural l (More)
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