NJ governor finally signs law legalizing recreational marijuana after 3-year wait, but it could be MONTHS before it takes effect

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has finally followed through on a long-standing promise to legalize pot – or at least decriminalize it. Or did he? State residents have been promised a lot more than what they’re getting. Murphy announced on Monday he had signed legislation that would launch a recreational marijuana marketplace and finally legalize […]

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How White nationalists evade the law and continue profiting off hate

At the rally — which turned deadly — he participated with gusto, carrying a banner that, according to court documents, said, “Gas the kikes, race war now!” during a march past a synagogue. But when Robert Warren Ray was indicted in June 2018 for using tear gas on counter-protesters at the event, police discovered he […]

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Argentina: ‘Ground-breaking’ new abortion law crucial to ending gender discrimination – UN experts

“This law is a historic step in Argentina’s fulfilment of its international human rights obligations and becomes a model for the whole region and beyond”, said the experts, after Argentina’s Upper House, or Senate, adopted yesterday the bill that had already been passed by the lower house, known as the Chamber of Deputies.  Safer abortions  […]

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Virginia state senator calls on Trump to impose martial law ‘as recommended by General Flynn’

Virginia state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Amanda Chase has ruffled feathers online after she suggested the president should invoke martial law, apparently so that a new “fair” vote can be held. “Fair elections we can accept but cheating to win; never. It’s not over yet,” Chase wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “So thankful […]

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Keep your cash in the country: New law means Russia’s most important officials will be banned from having foreign bank accounts

Members of Russia’s Security Council will be forbidden from keeping their money and valuables in banks outside of Russia, after the country’s parliament passed a law restricting financial freedoms for the most powerful officials. The bill, which passed through parliament on Tuesday, will bring the law in line with the new constitutional reforms. In July, […]

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Russian Cabinet strikes down proposed law to ban transgender people from amending sex assigned at birth on official documents

Russian authorities have rejected amendments to the country’s family code, which would have enshrined in law a ban on marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, and restricted transgender people from officially changing gender. The proposed laws, written by Senator Elena Mizulina, were focused on the rights to be the parent of a child, including changing […]

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Amy Coney Barrett vows to keep politics out of law, but Democrats & Republicans have other ideas as confirmation hearings begin

As Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing kicks off, the Trump-nominated judge has vowed to leave politics out of the law. The hearing itself, however, promises to be a hyper-partisan battle. The Senate Judiciary Committee meets on Monday to get the ball rolling on Coney Barrett’s nomination process. In her opening remarks, Coney […]

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Trump Heads Into General Election He Casts as a Crusade for Law and Order

President Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term on Thursday, joining a general-election contest against Joseph R. Biden Jr. that he and his party cast this week as a crusade against left-wing ideology and violent social disorder, fought against the backdrop of a virus that Republicans largely described as a temporary handicap […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan Advises Citizens to Avoid HK After New Law

Taiwan citizens should avoid unnecessary visits to or transit through Hong Kong, Macau or mainland China after the passing of an “outrageous” national security law for the former British colony, a Taiwan government official said on Thursday. The law, imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing, targets crimes like secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign […]

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Enforcing the law is now ‘threats of harm’? Twitter CENSORS Trump again

Twitter has censored another post by President Donald Trump, claiming his warning against creating an ‘autonomous zone’ outside the White House amounted to a “threat of harm” and violated their policy against abusive behavior. “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, DC, as long as I’m your President. If they try they will […]

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