Abortion opponents pushing for more restrictions, laws across US – National

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Now that Roe v. Wade has been toppled, abortion opponents are taking a multifaceted approach in their quest to end abortions nationwide, targeting their strategies to the dynamics of each state as they attempt to create new laws and defend bans in courts. One anti-abortion group has proposed model legislation that would ban all abortions except to prevent the death of a pregnant woman. New legal frontiers could include prosecuting doctors who defy bans, and skirmishes over access to medication abortions already in progress. Others hope to get more conservatives elected in November to advance an anti-abortion agenda."For Republicans, the post-Roe world will be significantly different, from a legal perspective," said Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School. “For the last 50 years, Republicans have been on…
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RCMP in Kelowna latest to discourage vigilantism | News

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KELOWNA — Kelowna RCMP have taken the unusual step of responding to a new Facebook crime-fighting group with a lengthy news release acknowledging public frustration with crime and outlining steps the detachment is taking – but warning against vigilantism. It's also at a similar group in Penticton.The Facebook home page of Take Back Kelowna explains: “We are merely a group of concerned citizens working with other local groups to help report stolen items and crimes in progress. As we all know, crime and theft in Kelowna is out of control. Thieves and the homeless are getting away with stealing from the hard-working public, with next to no repercussions.“We are not vigilantes. As much as we'd like to walk right up to someone with stolen property and punch them in the…
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In criminal justice system, don’t sacrifice public safety for profit

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While the nation's imprisoned population has declined since peaking in 2009incarceration levels still remain extraordinarily high.Continued efforts to lower incarceration rates will stall unless we address the role that revenue plays in the daily operation of police departments, courts, jails and prisons across the country. So much of these entities' time and effort goes into generating revenue that the goals of pursuing justice and improving public safety often get pushed to the side.A new Brennan Center for Justice report delves into the interlocking economic incentives that underpin our justice system. Many of these practices rely on a simple calculus: More people in the justice system means more dollars for agencies, governments and contracted for-profit firmsSome of the revenue streams flow straight out of the pockets of the people who are…
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Kushner recounts Jeff Sessions’ attempts to block Trump’s landmark criminal justice reform bill

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In his upcoming book, "Breaking History: A White House Memoir," Kushner details several efforts by Sessions to stymie his efforts to amass an unlikely coalition of conservative and liberal lawmakers -- and to dissuade then-President Donald Trump from backing them.In one instance, Kushner writes that Sessions' team at the Justice Department successfully thwarted an April 2018 committee markup of the legislation by recommending last-minute changes to the legislation that amounted to "poison pills" and which Kushner at the time described as "ridiculous " and in "bad faith." Sessions' feuds with Kushner over the reform effort and his numerous attempts to block the process were thoroughly reported at the time.Through an associate, Sessions declined to comment on Kushner's book. Amid Sessions' efforts to block the legislation and try to dissuade conservatives…
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International criminal law is the focus of the second in series of joint IBA and Ukrainian National Bar Association seminars

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Ukraine's lawyers to benefit from expertise of international lawyers As further support of Ukraine's legal profession, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), supported by the UNBA's Higher School of Advocacy, will deliver a legal training session covering the topic of international criminal law. The training will take place online on Thursday 28 July at 17:00 Kyiv | 15:00 London | 10:00 New York and will be conducted in English with simultaneous Ukrainian translation. This joint seminar is the second in a series, following the first held last week on the subject of defense. Registration for the 28 July seminar is now closed but will be live-streamed on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_Vyy_44MA IBA President Sternford Moyo commented: 'The IBA is proud to collaborate with the UNBA…
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Twitter misses sales estimates amid Musk legal battle | Social Media News

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Twitter sales totaled $1.18bn in the second quarter, which fell short of the $1.32bn analysts estimated.Twitter Inc. reported disappointing second-quarter sales on Friday, another blow to a company that is already fighting a high-profile legal battle with Elon Musk over the fate of the social network. Revenue fell 1% in the quarter from a year earlier, its first annual decline since the middle of the pandemic in 2020. Sales totaled $1.18 billion in the quarter, which fell short of the $1.32 billion analysts estimated. The company said “advertising industry headwinds associated with the macroenvironment as well as uncertainty related to the pending acquisition of Twitter” were factors in the disappointing results. Twitter added 8.8 million new users during the quarter, in line with analysts' estimates. It's unclear how much Friday's…
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Federal minister urges parliament to pass handgun freeze

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Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Article content Canada's Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says the federal Conservatives are to blame for legislative delays on handguns that have led to a backlog of firearm registrations. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content In May, Ottawa introduced a bill that proposes freezing handgun sales and transfers, a move slammed at the time by Alberta's chief firearms officer as an “intrusion” into the lives of gun owners. It also led to a spike in handgun sales, and, according to the Alberta government, a bottleneck in transfer and license applications that…
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Montreal seniors home residents launch legal battle against building owner – Montreal

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When Suzanne Loiselle received a letter in January informing her that rent at her private seniors home in Montreal would be rising and services would be cut, she vowed to fight the new owner's decision. On Friday she and dozens of fellow residents took the first step in their fight to the Superior Court of Quebec to defend the rights of the 100 remaining tenants at Mont-Carmel Residence. Read more: Advocates sound alarm over closure of private Montreal seniors' residences The group is asking for services including 24-7 nursing care, around-the-clock reception and a beauty salon to continue until their appeal is heard on Sept. 19.These services at the residence located on René-Lévesque Boulevard East are expected to end on Aug. 1, so while their fees will be rising by…
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DOCUSIGN INVESTIGATION INITIATED By Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of DocuSign, Inc. – DOCU

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NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into DocuSign, Inc. . (NasdaqGS: DOCU). In December 2021, the Company released its financial results for the third quarter 2022, disclosing dramatically slowed billings growth, constituting a 28% drop year-over-year, primarily due to waning demand as customers began returning to their offices and resumed in-person signature processes, Contrary to its prior representations that a pandemic-driven demand would be viable long-term. Further, the Company disclosed the departure of former CFO Michael Sheridan, one of the primary executives responsible for setting the Company's billings guidance early in the pandemic. Thereafter, the Company and certain of its executives were sued in…
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Attorney General James Announces Arrest and Arraignment of Correction Officer on Murder and Manslaughter Charges

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Dion Middleton Was Off-Duty When He Allegedly Fatally Shot an 18-Year-Old in the Bronx NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the arrest and arraignment of Dion Middleton, 45, of the Bronx, on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Manslaughter in the First and Second Degrees in connection with the shooting death of Raymond Chaluisant , 18. Dion Middleton is a Correction Officer with the New York City Department of Correction (DOC). Middleton was arraigned today before Judge Jeffrey Zimmerman of Bronx Criminal Court. Judge Zimmerman sets bail at $1 million bond or partially secured bond, with $500,000 cash or credit card alternatives. “My office is committed to a thorough and transparent investigation of every case where an officer of the law may have…
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