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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)
UN rights chief: Israel's aim to annex parts of occupied West Bank 'illegal'
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday that Israel should halt its efforts to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.Israel plans to annex settlements that it has in the occupied West Bank, as well as parts of Jordan V (More)
Bayer to pay $10B to settle cancer suits
Life sciences company Bayer announced a series of agreements Wednesday to resolve outstanding litigation, including a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential future Roundup litigation.Bayer bought (More)
How the DC Circuit Mangled Mandamus in the Flynn Case
Wednesday's decision by the D.C. Circuit granting General Mike Flynn's petition for mandamus is a dangerous precedent. In directing US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant DOJ's motion to dismiss the false statement charges against Flynn, the (More)
Rights experts call on international community to condemn Israel annexation plan
Forty-seven UN human rights experts, also called Special Rapporteurs, released a statement on Tuesday, contending that the Israeli government's plan to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank will violate international law and must be conde (More)
Federal appeals court upholds revised rules for NFL concussion settlement
The US Court of Appeals for Third Circuit on Friday upheld revised rules regarding settlements for former National Football League (NFL) players with neurological damage from football concussions.Under the revised rules, the settlement provides t (More)
From Occupation to Subjugation: Israel’s Plan to Annex the West Bank
Israel has occupied territories belonging to Palestine since 1967, namely the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. Over the last century to the present date, Israel continues to exert more control, stripping Palestine of any possi (More)
Israel Supreme Court strikes down law legalizing settler homes on privately owned Palestinian land
Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a 2017 law that legalized settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank.Under the "Law for the Regularization of Settlement in Judea and Samaria," which was approved in Febru (More)
Mandamus and the Proper Role of Amicus Curiae in the Michael Flynn Case
On Monday, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia filed his response to the petition for mandamus brought by General Michael Flynn in the D.C. Circuit regarding Sullivan's handling of the Justice Department (D (More)
The Disproportionate Measures Undertaken to Protect Refugees in COVID-19
"The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants." -Jorge Ramos The COVID-19 outbreak has caused an upsurge in humanitarian crises, affecting millions of refugees across the globe. In these unprecedented times, the right (More)
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