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UN rights experts condemn US Capitol riots, call on US to uphold rule of law

January 19, 2021

Via: Jurist

A group of independent UN experts released a statement Monday condemning the violent riots on Capitol Hill that were intended to disrupt the formal counting of the electoral votes on January 6. The statement called for a peaceful return to […]


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US sanctions Cuba interior ministry for alleged human rights abuses

January 18, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on the Cuban Ministry of Interior and the Minister of Interior, Lazaro Alberto Álvarez Casas, for alleged human rights abuses on Friday. Under Executive Order 13818, the […]


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Illinois lawmakers approve bill overhauling criminal justice system

January 15, 2021

Via: Jurist

Illinois lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday overhauling the state’s criminal justice system in a sweeping reform. The bill, HB 3653, makes it official misconduct for police officers to fail to use body cameras or intentionally misrepresent facts in police reports […]


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Courts discuss security after warning of potential protest threats

January 14, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Courts across the country are discussing security after a news report said pro-Trump groups were considering storming courthouses. The Texas Lawyer spoke with court officials in several states and also cited a statement by the Administrative Office of the U.S. […]


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Afternoon Briefs: Law dean Chemerinsky opposes Trump Twitter ban; safe injection site shot down

January 14, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Twitter and Facebook had the right to remove posts by President Donald Trump that amounted to incitement, but a total ban on Trump’s social media accounts goes too far, according to an op-ed by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University […]


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Republicans block House Resolution calling on Pence to begin 25th Amendment Proceedings

January 12, 2021

Via: Jurist

House Republicans blocked a resolution Monday calling on Vice President Mike Pence to begin 25th Amendment proceedings to remove President Donald Trump from office. Earlier on Monday, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced a Unanimous Consent resolution to get the House […]


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Federal appeals court blocks Trump administration refugee settlement policy

January 11, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit blocked a Trump administration refugee policy Friday, halting the ability of state and local governments to unilaterally reject resettlements in their jurisdictions. The Refugee Act, passed by Congress in 1980, created […]


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55 charged after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol

January 8, 2021

Via: Jurist

Fifty-five people have been charged with crimes after a group of pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday. Some of the criminal charges were filed regarding events before the siege on the Capitol, including a case against Enrique […]


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Federal appeals court blocks Cuomo’s limits on religious gatherings in New York

December 29, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on the number of attendees at religious gatherings were likely to be a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First […]


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Trump signs COVID relief bill after delay

December 28, 2020

Via: Jurist

President Trump finally signed a coronavirus relief package Sunday after several days’ delay. The president signed the bill Sunday night, but issued a statement that “wasteful items need to be removed” from the bill, indicating that the White House would […]