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#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence 5.6.2020 BBC: World
Thousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.
Remote hearings for family courts 'horribly cruel' 4.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Lawyers and charities say justice is impeded if sensitive cases are not held face-to-face.
Without Relief, Millions of Tenants Are Ready for a Rent Strike Revolution 30.5.2020 Truthout.com
Decades of growing inequality, coupled with a pandemic, have left millions of tenants no choice but to rent ...
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Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Three children are fighting government efforts to take them from their father and deport them to El Salvador to no one. They're far from alone.

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Devin Nunes’ lawyer is warned as judge moves CNN lawsuit to NY 23.5.2020 Raw Story
WASHINGTON — A Virginia judge on Friday moved Rep. Devin Nunes’ lawsuit against CNN to New York and wrote that there was no “logical connection” for the California congressman to sue the media company in Virginia.The lawsuit is one of seven defamation cases Nunes and attorney Steven Biss filed since 2019 against news organizations, Twitter, […]
Augustin Bizimana: Remains of top Rwanda genocide suspect found 22.5.2020 BBC: World
Augustin Bizimana was defence minister when about 800,000 people were killed in 100 days.
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Coronavirus throws Texas Supreme Court justices into the spotlight — and into Democrats’ crosshairs 20.5.2020 Raw Story
In a year when four justices face reelection, the all-Republican high court has made a slate of controversy-generating decisions, including lifting a moratorium on evictions and — for now — limiting vote-by-mail in this year’s elections. Typically not top of mind for voters, the nine Republican justices of the Texas Supreme Court have come under […]
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Texas Supreme Court puts expansion of voting by mail on hold 16.5.2020 Raw Story
The state Supreme Court’s order comes one day after a state appeals court had allowed the expansion to stand while a legal case was appealed. The Texas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily put on hold an expansion of voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. Siding with Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Supreme Court blocked a state […]
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Don’t Expect to See Trump’s Tax Returns Before the Election 13.5.2020 Truthout.com
The cases will probably be sent back to the lower courts, leaving the matter unresolved until after the 2020 ...
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Bankruptcy courts ill-prepared for tsunami of people going broke from coronavirus shutdown 13.5.2020 Raw Story
As more Americans lose all or part of their incomes and struggle with mounting debts, another crisis looms: a wave of personal bankruptcies. Bankruptcy can discharge or erase many types of debts and stop foreclosures, repossessions and wage garnishments. But our research shows the bankruptcy system is difficult to navigate even in normal times, particularly […]
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More and More States Are Finally Confronting Unconscious Racism in Jury Selection 13.5.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the US criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. When lawyers in Cedric Hobbs Jr.’s 2014 death penalty trial in Cumberland County, North Carolina, began picking a jury, the pool was […]
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Lawyers claim total immunity in effort to keep Trump’s taxes hidden — as Justice Ginsburg asks, ‘How’d that work out’ for Bill Clinton? 13.5.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump’s lawyers argued that he should be immune from investigations into his life before he took office while he is president as the Supreme Court weighed two subpoenas seeking his tax returns and financial records. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two related cases: one in which Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance subpoenaed Trump’s […]
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Op-Ed: Does the rule of law apply to Trump? The Supreme Court has to decide 13.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is claiming a level of immunity from congressional and criminal investigations that would be unprecedented in American history.

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Opinion: Janitors at church schools aren't 'ministers,' but what about math teachers? Coaches? 13.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In Catholic teacher cases, the Supreme Court needs to offer clear guidance

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Law professor reveals how Trump may not have the support from conservative justices to hide his financial documents 12.5.2020 Raw Story
The Supreme Court held the proceedings Tuesday for the cases demanding financial records for investigations about President Donald Trump’s personal taxes and financial information as it pertains to investigations by Congress and a New York prosecutor. There are three cases involved in the matter, all of which involve the president’s attempts to stop his accounting […]
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Supreme Court sounds split in case on rights for Catholic school teachers 12.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Two cases on Monday had the Supreme Court weighing: Are Catholic school teachers like 'ministers,' who can be fired at will, despite the anti-discrimination laws?

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Trump to claim ‘absolute immunity’ from subpoenas in Supreme Court appeal: ‘It would literally put the president above the law’ 11.5.2020 Raw Story
From Democrat-led committees in the U.S. House of Representatives to New York State Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, President Donald Trump has been the subject of countless investigations. But this week, ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports, attorneys for the president are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to give him immunity […]
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Bill Barr acting ‘strangely confident’ that Trump will win re-election: Ex-FBI special agent 8.5.2020 Raw Story
Attorney General William Barr is acting “strangely confident” that President Donald Trump will win re-election despite a deadly coronavirus that’s claimed tens of thousands of lives and destroyed millions of jobs, according to a former FBI special agent. The attorney general waved away concerns that his Justice Department had improperly dropped charges against former national […]
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Meet the shadowy accountants who do Trump’s taxes and help him seem richer than he is 6.5.2020 Raw Story
On May 12, after a six-week delay caused by the pandemic, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the epic battle by congressional committees and New York prosecutors to pry loose eight years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Much about the case is without precedent. Oral arguments will be publicly broadcast on live […]
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In historic first, US Supreme Court broadcasts live 4.5.2020 Raw Story
The US Supreme Court resumed hearing cases Monday after a pause occasioned by the coronavirus, but in a small revolution for the tradition-bound institution the justices participated from home, with live audio broadcast on radio and television. The move to greater transparency has been demanded for years in legal circles and was long ago adopted […]
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