February 19, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for a worldwide end to all forms of human exploitation. The message, released as part of the UN's World Day of Social Justice set for February 20, 2015, calls for a worldwide effort to "not leave behind those who are socially and economically ...[read more]
September 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to acquire a warrant before using drones for surveillance. In his veto message Brown expressed his belief that the measure went too far, stating that while there are "undoubtedly circumstances ...[read more]
August 29, 2013
by G. Redd
The New Jersey Superior Court ruled Tuesday that knowingly sending a text message to someone who is behind the wheel creates liability for any causes of action that result from a potential collision. Previously, liability was only assigned to the driver that was texting. Defendant Shannon Colonna ...[read more]
July 3, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday praised the work of human rights activists for the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people while calling for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation. The secretary-general's message was delivered during a Human Rights ...[read more]
January 2, 2012
by John Paul Putney
Fiji's military ruler, Commodore Josaia Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama announced Sunday that the nation's state of emergency laws will be lifted this week to facilitate a nationwide consultation process for a new constitution. The announcement was cautiously welcomed by longtime regional critics, ...[read more]
November 10, 2011
by John Paul Putney
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Wednesday for universal accession to the Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices (Protocol II). The comments came as part of the secretary's message to the 13th Annual Conference on Protocol II. ...[read more]
January 5, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously Tuesday that California's Mount Soledad cross, a 43-foot cross erected as a Korean War veterans' memorial, is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Justice M. Margaret McKeown declared, "he use of such a ...[read more]
October 8, 2010
by Megan McKee
The majority of Bolivian newspapers engaged in a joint protest Thursday against a proposed anti-racism law that they claim would damage freedom of expression. The newspapers shared one message on their front page, "There is no democracy without freedom of expression," in response to a decision by ...[read more]
March 7, 2010
by Brian Jackson
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Sunday, imploring President Barack Obama to fulfill his pledge to try suspected 9/11 terrorists in federal courts. The ad, which features a series of pictures that morph Obama's picture to one ...[read more]
March 5, 2010
by Matt Glenn
The US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs voted 23-22 Tuesday to adopt a resolution that recognizes the Ottoman Empire's treatment of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide. In his opening remarks, committee chairman Howard Berman (D-CA), noted that every country must... ...[read more]

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