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Liberia Supreme Court restricts citizenship revocation under country’s Aliens and Nationality Law

Liberia Supreme Court restricts citizenship revocation under country’s Aliens and Nationality Law

27.12.2019 | Jesse Lamp | 710

Liberia’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that parts of the country’s Aliens and Nationality Law were unconstitutional.

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Georgia Supreme Court rules data-breach victims can sue health clinic

Georgia Supreme Court rules data-breach victims can sue health clinic

27.12.2019 | Tyler Gillett | 728

The Georgia Supreme Court overturned on Monday an appellate court ruling dismissing a suit brought against a medical clinic by patients whose data had been stolen by hackers.

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Illinois legalizes recreational marijuana

Illinois legalizes recreational marijuana

27.12.2019 | Matthew Fischer | 705

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act on Tuesday, making Illinois the 11th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. As of January 1, 2020, any adult over 21 years of age will be able to legally purchase cannabis for personal use from the licensed dispensaries across Illinois.

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BMW says being investigated by U.S. SEC

BMW says being investigated by U.S. SEC

24.12.2019 | Tina Bellon | 952

German automaker BMW AG said on Monday it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission following a report of a probe related to the company’s sales practices.

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States file suit against EPA over rollback in waterway protections

States file suit against EPA over rollback in waterway protections

24.12.2019 | Emily Beeken | 728

New York City, the District of Columbia, and 15 states filed a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday, claiming that the rollback of protections for US waterways is “arbitrary, capricious, not in accordance with law, and without observance of procedure required by law.”

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US raises legal age of tobacco purchases to 21

US raises legal age of tobacco purchases to 21

24.12.2019 | Austin Koltonowski | 735

US President Donald Trump signed a $738 billion Defense Spending Bill on Friday which raised the federal age requirement for tobacco purchases to 21.

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Germany bans so-called gay conversion therapy

Germany bans so-called gay conversion therapy

23.12.2019 | Alina Rizvi | 745

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Steibert, said Wednesday that Germany is banning so-called gay conversion therapy for minors and for adults who have diminished decision-making capabilities.

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Dutch Supreme Court orders cut in emissions by the end of 2020

Dutch Supreme Court orders cut in emissions by the end of 2020

23.12.2019 | Emily Beeken | 672

The Netherlands Supreme Court on Friday ordered the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the end of 2020. In their decision, the court noted that “every country is responsible for its part and can therefore be called to account for it.”

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UK lawmakers vote in favor of EU withdrawal agreement

UK lawmakers vote in favor of EU withdrawal agreement

23.12.2019 | Austin Koltonowski | 675

UK lawmakers voted in favor of the second reading of the EU Withdrawal Agreement on Friday, leading the nation one step closer to leave the EU by January 31.

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Federal appeals court rules incidental collection of information does not require warrant

Federal appeals court rules incidental collection of information does not require warrant

20.12.2019 | Tate Brown | 703

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that the incidental collection of communications without a warrant is permissible.

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