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North Carolina Elections Board votes to hold new congressional election
The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted unanimously Thursday to hold a new election for the 9th Congressional District following an investigation into impropriety involving absentee ballots.Currently, the North Carolina 9th District rac (More)
Court monitor finds NYPD still in need of reform to ensure constitutional policing
An independent monitor has found that despite the adoption of improved policies and new training material, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is still not performing as it should to reduce the incidence of unconstitutional stops and arrests. (More)
Supreme Court pauses contempt order thought to be tied to the Mueller investigation
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday issued a stay of the contempt order and accrual of fines for a foreign company speculated to be a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.The stay sets a deadline of December 31 (More)
Academic Freedom in Hungary: A Fundamental Principle or Just a Pipe Dream?
In the last 3 years, the Hungarian Government, especially with its support from the recently obtained 2/3 majority in the Parliament, has introduced several legislative changes which seriously undermine the essential elements of the rule of law. Crim (More)
AP: audit supports allegations of Navient's unlawful student loan practices
A 2017 audit made public by the Associated Press on Tuesday concluded that Navient Corp., the third- largest student loan servicing company, may have persuaded thousands of borrowers into higher-cost repayment plans in order to increase its profits. (More)
Amnesty: Iran execution of two financial criminals 'abhorrent'
Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned the execution of two financial criminals in Iran, calling it an "unfair TV show trial.""Use of the death penalty is appalling under any circumstances," said Amnesty's Middle East and North Africa Researc (More)
Federal appeals court dismisses whistleblower's anti-retaliation lawsuit
The US Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit, holding that the False Claims Act (FCA) does not protect whistleblowers from retaliation once they are no longer employees.Debbi Potts was a campus director a (More)
Supreme Court hears oral argument in death penalty, railroad tax cases
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in two cases: the first concerning alternative methods of capital punishment for an inmate suffering from a rare illness, and the second concerning employment taxes under the Railroad Retirement Ta (More)
Arkansas Supreme Court upholds voter ID law despite previous ruling
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday voted 5-2 to uphold Act 633 of 2017, a voter identification law that requires Arkansas voters to provide ID "that shows the person's name and photograph" and "is issued by the federal or state government or an a (More)
US to deny visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats
The Trump administration on Monday began to implement its new policy  of denying visas to unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and employees of the UN.The G-4 Visa  is used for family members of foreigners working in the US on behal (More)
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