Ecuador’s High Court Upholds $9.5 Billion in Damages Against Chevron

July 11, 2018

Ecuador’s top court stood by a ruling on Tuesday that levied $9.5 billion in damages against the massive multinational oil company Chevron, for its decades of pollution that harmed both the environment and indigenous Ecuadorians. It was a token ruling, though, as Chevron no longer has pulled all of its assets and business out of […]

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Thailand Considering New Tax on Online Foreign Companies

June 27, 2018

                Thailand’s government will examine a new law that would require all foreign businesses with no physical presence in the country to report all their transactions to their government to determine if they should pay value-added tax (VAT), which currently stands at 7%. As of now, foreign companies […]

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Supreme Court Rules that States Can Tax Internet Sales

June 25, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision last week that state governments are constitutionally allowed to tax internet sales, even if the business has no property or employees in the state. The decision, which overturns prior rulings that require a company to have a physical presence in the state before being subjected to […]

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18 Year Old Hacks the Head of CIA

April 27, 2018

An 18 year old from the UK has been sentenced to two years in jail for hacking the email accounts of the heads of top US intelligence agencies. He said his motivation was support for the Palestinians and was against the US “killing innocent civilians”. The hacker, Kane Gamble will go to a youth detention […]

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Pet Owners of Fake Service Animals will incur $250 Fine

April 25, 2018

Arizona, along with the federal government and 19 other states have passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to pass off their pet as service animal if it is just a regular pet. Service dogs may be identified by their owners under federal law by being asked two questions; if the animal in […]

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Broward County Judge Berates Defendant in Wheelchair with Breathing Issues

April 24, 2018

Anna Twiggs found her sister Sandra dead in her bed on Wednesday, just two days after returning home from her court hearing for family misdemeanor charges. The Judge who was on Sandra’s case had apparently, from Broward County public defendant Finklestein’s recollection, berated her in court. Finklestein further comments that Judge Merrilee Ehrlich should be […]

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Florida Alien Land Provision Set to a Vote in November

April 24, 2018

A law instated in Florida State Constitution in 1926 is set to be challenged when voters decide whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to own land. Critics of the 1926 law think that provisions such as the “alien land” shows homage to the state’s discriminatory past. The Florida Constitution Revision Commission backed the proposal 36-1. […]

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Switter, the Next Online Sex Worker Community to be Taken Down by FOSTA

April 24, 2018

President Donald Trump signed the FOSTA legislation on the 11th of April. The new law aims to combat human trafficking by inhibiting the legal blankets that online platforms hide behind. The CEO of Cloudfare, a content distribution network, comments on the situation that it is “just a bad law” in terms of not knowing how […]

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SESTA to have Negative Impacts on the Sex Worker Community

April 23, 2018

The implementation of the SESTA law may have dire consequences for the sex worker community especially for Trans sex workers who are afforded less privilege than other sex workers, says advocacy group Survivors Against SESTA. On Wednesday, President Trump signed the SESTA law, meaning websites will be liable for what users say on their websites. […]

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The US Supreme Court Considers the Term “Aggravated Felony” as Unconstitutionally Vague

April 23, 2018

The US Supreme Court has raised concerns about an ambiguous term in the Immigration and Nationality Act under the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. The term in question is an “aggravated felony” and whether it is too broad to either bar or exclude immigrants under the US immigration law. The term came under question due […]

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