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Law school association: Banning critical race theory is

Details: Laws that ban the teaching of critical race theory in schools are setting a “dangerous precedent” by turning the government into an arbiter of ideas, according to the nation’s largest

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Details: WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Friday without renewing an 11-month-old pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions set to expire on Saturday

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U.S. Justice Dept. calls state laws restricting trans

Details: The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday made its most forceful statement against a wave of Republican-backed state laws that restrict transgender rights, saying measures enacted in …

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Asia industry group warns privacy law changes may force

Details: Proposed amendments to privacy laws in Hong Kong could see individuals hit with "severe sanctions", said the June 25 letter to the territory's privacy commissioner for …

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Indian commerce minister: 'Arrogant' U.S. ecommerce giants

Details: Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has ratcheted up the heat on U.S. ecommerce giants like Amazon and Walmart, accusing them of arrogance and of flouting local laws …

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Is it legal to sell human bodies

Details: In most states, such laws only apply to transplant organs, such as hearts and kidneys, and to tissue, such as skin and bone. But in almost every state, these laws …

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Explainer: More guns than people: Why tighter U.S

Details: Gun laws are much more permissive in rural states, including Idaho, Kentucky and Wyoming. Mississippi has the most permissive U.S. laws, …

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Gig companies' push for state-level worker laws faces

Details: Some executives hope state-based independent contractor laws can also forestall federal action by the labor-friendly Biden administration, which has vowed to end the misclassification of workers

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Special Report: Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws

Details: Special Report: Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws, oaths remained on the bench. MONTGOMERY, Alabama (Reuters) - Judge Les Hayes once sentenced a single mother to 496 days behind bars for

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Brazos seeks more time to control bankruptcy amid new

Details: The laws enable co-ops like Brazos to use securitization financing to recover certain costs incurred as a result of the storm. But the co-op says that solution, under which co-ops could be kicked

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Reactions to report Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple

Details: 1 day ago · Reactions to report Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, broke laws. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives a press conference in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June

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Biden attacks Georgia's new voting limits as 'an atrocity

Details: “It’s an atrocity,” Biden told reporters, shortly after comparing the restrictions for a second straight day to racist “Jim Crow” laws, which were put in place in Southern states in the

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Explainer: Big changes under Georgia’s new election law

Details: The law limits each county to one drop box per 100,000 active registered voters or one for each early voting location, whichever number is smaller. The change will lead to a sharp drop from the

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New York AG says probe found Gov. Cuomo sexually harrassed

Details: 1 day ago · New York state's attorney general said on Tuesday that an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo found he sexually harrassed multiple women and violated federal and state laws.

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Malaysia's embattled PM tries to appease king, allies up

Details: 2 days ago · Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin agreed on Tuesday to consider debating emergency laws in parliament, easing a standoff with the country's monarchy, but a key ally in the premier's ruling

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EU court rules Polish judicial reform illegal in worsening

Details: The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland's system for disciplining judges undercuts the bloc's laws, part of an escalating battle over …

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EXCLUSIVE Biden considers giving refiners relief from U.S

Details: Merchant refiners like PBF Energy , which operates the Delaware City plant, say biofuel laws could shut down plants and kill thousands of union …

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Mexico's Senate approves digital violence law to stem

Details: Around the world, countries have passed laws to try to curb revenge porn, when private sexual photos or videos are shared without consent, and …

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Ghana LGBT+ bill would threaten fight on HIV/AIDS, says

Details: “When laws are enacted that prevent people from fully participating in the workforce, economies suffer,” he said, urging Ghana to embrace “equality of opportunity”. Reporting by Nita

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Texans can carry concealed handguns without permit under

Details: A bill that would let Texans carry concealed handguns without any permit passed the state's legislature on Monday and headed to the desk of the governor who has promised to sign it.

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Breaking up Big Tech in focus as new U.S. antitrust bills

Details: A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to their break-up.

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Orban’s tighter laws stoke taboos, fear among Hungary’s

Details: That feeling is now overshadowed by worry over a string of laws passed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government that critics …

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FACTBOX-What companies have said on voting restrictions in

Details: (Adds Exxon CEO's comment) April 7 (Reuters) - A slew of major U.S. companies have come out with strong statements against a controversial voting law …

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Malaysia seeks stricter sharia laws for "promoting LGBT

Details: The amendments to sharia criminal laws were proposed in response to social media posts celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as part of …

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Hollywood actor Seagal joins pro-Kremlin party, proposes

Details: Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, a long-time admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has joined a pro-Kremlin party, the the party said on Sunday.

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U.S. attorney general vows to aggressively defend voting

Details: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Friday his Justice Department will aggressively enforce voting rights at a time when many Republican-led states are tightening election laws …

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Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws or oaths remained

Details: Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws or oaths remained on the bench. In the past dozen years, state and local judges have repeatedly escaped public accountability for misdeeds that have

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Indonesia's president urged to scrap anti-LGBT+ law

Details: Under draft laws agreed by lawmakers and the government earlier this week, unmarried couples who “live together as a husband and wife” could be jailed for six months.

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Mexico restricts labor subcontracting with new law Reuters

Details: Mexico restricts labor subcontracting with new law. MEXICO CITY, April 20 (Reuters) - A Mexican bill that aims to bring more workers into the formal economy by …

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Federal-state divide on cannabis still makes for risky

Details: This means that, notwithstanding the existence of medical cannabis laws in the majority of states, the federal government's stance is that cannabis has no currently accepted medical use, and it

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Mexico sues 'reckless' U.S. gun makers, eyes $10 bln in

Details: Mexico accused the companies of helping to flout its strict gun laws by marketing to the country's criminal underworld, and thereby "actively facilitating the unlawful trafficking of their guns to

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Biden seeks to ease housing shortage with $5 billion

Details: Zoning laws were rare in the United States until the Supreme Court in 1917 struck down laws that prevented Black people from buying property in white neighborhoods, prompting local governments to

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Fact check: Mandatory mask wearing is not a ‘war crime

Details: Just like laws that prohibit smoking on planes or in restaurants, these policies are intended to protect innocent individuals from being exposed to …

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EXCLUSIVE China to unveil tough new rules for private

Details: Advertising to be reined in and tuition fees controlled. HONG KONG, June 16 (Reuters) - China is poised to unveil a much tougher than anticipated crackdown on the country’s $120 billion private

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How the battle over redistricting in 2021 could decide

Details: In years past, states with a history of racial discrimination in elections were required to get “preclearance” from the federal government before making any changes to voting laws, but the

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California adds 5 states to list of places where state

Details: California has added five more states to its list of places where state-funded travel is banned because they have laws that discriminate against the …

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Ivory Coast lawmakers pass critical land, nationality laws

Details: Ivory Coast's parliament on Friday approved new laws to ease access to citizenship for millions of foreigners and improve state regulation of land …

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UK government to introduce criticised voter ID law this

Details: Britain's government will introduce a new law this year to crack down on the potential for voter fraud and intimidation by including rules requiring voters to prove their identities, a move

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Explainer: What crimes can the U.S. Capitol rioters be

Details: There are federal laws against carrying a gun in the Capitol building, and possessing an unregistered firearm or unlicensed ammunition in the District of Columbia.

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Thousands of Greeks protest 'monstrous' labour reform bill

Details: Thousands of Greeks marched in Athens on Thursday against government plans to overhaul labour laws which unions say will undermine workers' rights …

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Three-child policy: China lifts cap on births in major

Details: Married Chinese couples may have up to three children, China announced on Monday, in a major shift from the existing limit of two after recent data showed a …

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Explainer: What Beijing’s new crackdown means for crypto

Details: Chinese regulators have tightened restrictions that ban financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrencies, marking a …

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What in-house counsel need to know about “reasonable” data

Details: 1 day ago · For example, like most sector-specific federal laws, the Federal Trade Commission’s longstanding data security standards under its authority to protect consumers from unfair or …

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Qatar approves electoral law for first legislative polls

Details: Qatar's emir approved laws on Thursday for the Gulf Arab state's first legislative election in October, when Qataris will elect two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council, his office said.

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Exclusive: India enforcement agency threatens Flipkart

Details: India's financial-crime agency has asked Walmart's (WMT.N) Flipkart and its founders to explain why they shouldn't face a penalty of $1.35 billion for alleged violation of foreign investment laws

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UK names John Lewis and others for breaking minimum wage

Details: Britain's government named almost 200 businesses on Thursday which breached minimum wage laws between 2011 and 2018, with the department store …

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New York Governor Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, report

Details: 1 day ago · New York Governor Andrew Cuomo groped, kissed or made suggestive comments to 11 women in violation of the law, the state's attorney general …

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