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Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

The Conversation Most US states don’t have a filibuster – nor do many democratic countries U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, launches a filibuster in 2016. Senate Television via APAs the U.S. Senate proceeds with its business, split 50-50 between Republicans on one side and Democrats and independents on the other, lawmakers and the … Read more

International Criminal Court opens Israel-Palestine war crimes probe

The Conversation How some people can end up living at airports for months – even years – at a time Mehran Karimi Nasseri sits among his belongings in a 2004 photograph taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, where he lived for nearly 18 years. Eric Fougere/VIP Images/Corbis via Getty ImagesIn January, local authorities arrested a … Read more

China’s top court awards record US$24 million payout to chemical maker in trade secrets case

China’s top court has awarded a record 159 million yuan (US$24.6 million) compensation payout to a chemical producer in a trade secrets case, a ruling that comes after Beijing has repeatedly vowed to improve protection of intellectual property rights in the country. On Friday, the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court ordered Zhejiang-based … Read more

Guatemala begins reshaping court; corruption concerns grow

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress began reshaping the country’s highest court Tuesday, selecting a new magistrate and an alternate in decisions that could have grave consequences for the battle against corruption and impunity. In an initial vote Tuesday, current magistrate Dina Ochoa received a majority of votes (101 of 160 lawmakers), putting her on … Read more

Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country’s powerful Orthodox establishment, ruling that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens. The landmark ruling, 15 years in the making, centered around the combustible … Read more

Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the Supreme Court is looking at putting new limits on efforts to combat racial discrimination in voting. The justices are taking up a case about Arizona restrictions on ballot collection and another policy that penalizes voters who cast ballots … Read more

Bosnian court sentences former IS fighter to 6 years in jail

The Daily Beast The Rioters Hate Voting. Here’s the Only Way to Stop Them From Returning. Samuel Corum/GettyThe Senate hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection was the blame game to end all blame games: The failure was within the FBI. Or maybe the Army. Or maybe the Capitol Police.But the extremists’ deadly siege of … Read more

Israeli court delays Netanyahu corruption trial until April

National Review Rep. Stefanik: Garland’s Answer about Cuomo Investigation ‘Not Good Enough’ Representative Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) said Monday that Merrick Garland’s response to a question about a potential conflict of interest in any investigation of New York governor Andrew Cuomo was “not good enough.” During Garland’s confirmation hearing to be attorney general on Monday, … Read more