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Source: Fox News

Judge Andrew Napolitano: The Supreme Court's most controversial decision since World War II

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

During one week in January 1973, President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated to his second term, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson died, the United States and North Vietnam entered into the Paris peace accords, and the Supreme Court legalized abortion.

Well, no court has contradicted the Supreme Court on this, and the Roe supporters argue that non-personhood is necessary for sexual freedom. Think about that: the pro-abortion rights crowd, rejecting the natural and probable consequences of ordinary, healthy sexual intercourse, wants to be able to kill babies in the name of sexual freedom.

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Source: The Guradian

Fidgety MLS changes playoffs again – this time for the better

Today 05:10 GMT

In this case, assuming playoffs are an unshakeable part of American soccer and sporting culture (and they are), this is about as strong a recalibration as it’s possible to get.

The route to MLS Cup for lower-ranked teams has become more of an exercise in threading the needle than the current format. It’s an attempt at competitive integrity and condensing the competition to avoid the international break (nimble) while yet again messing with a format that might benefit from a little consistency (fidgety).

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Source: DW

German court rejects AfD's complaint over Angela Merkel's refugee policy

Today 06:59 GMT

Germany's Constitutional Court dismissed three complaints initiated by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) challenging German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policies in 2015.

Judges on the high court unanimously rejected all the cases, which were brought by the AfD's group in parliament, deeming them to be "inadmissible." The cases focused on Merkel's September 2015 decision to temporarily waive EU rules on migration and allow asylum-seekers to cross Germany's borders.

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Source: Common Domain

States Ask for Clarity on Judge’s Ruling on Affordable Care Act

Today 01:30 GMT

Democratic-led states urged a federal judge Monday to clarify that the Affordable Care Act is still in effect and can be enforced while they challenge a ruling that the health law is unconstitutional.

“The recent U.S. District Court decision regarding the Affordable Care Act is not an injunction that halts the enforcement of the law and not a final judgment,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement Monday.

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Source: Global News

U.S. court strikes down pipeline’s approval with help from Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’

Sunday 13:34 GMT

Said The Lorax in Dr. Seuss’ famous children’s book, and so said three judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., as they vacated the approvals of a pipeline that was set to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (ANST).

Once realized, the pipeline’s route would have crossed just over 34 kilometres of forest land as well as the ANST, a popular hiking trail overseen by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Source: BBC

Gay Singapore man can adopt surrogate child

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

A gay Singaporean man has won a landmark court case which will allow him to adopt a child he fathered through a surrogate.

The four-year-old child is considered illegitimate in the eyes of the law as the surrogate mother and biological father are not married. The mother - who waived all her rights under the surrogacy deal - is also foreign, making the child ineligible to automatically qualify for Singaporean citizenship.

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Source: The Guradian

Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

Representatives of Arab countries will meet in Cairo tomorrow to discuss the decision of the Australian government to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Australia is a multicultural country, a fair-go country that respects human rights … and in addition it has more than $18bn of trade with the Arab world, more than $70bn of trade with the Islamic countries, the OIC [Organisation of Islamic Cooperation] countries. I don’t understand why they put themselves in this situation, which doesn’t have any benefits.”

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Source: The Guradian

Fed chairman in Trump’s sights as decision on interest rates nears

Monday 07:08 GMT

It is widely expected that, despite protests from President Donald Trump, the Fed will raise interest rates – the latest in a series of increases which are expected to continue through to 2020.

While most Fed officials seemed confident last month about the future prospects for the American economy, a fresh poll of economists has shown more scepticism. The Reuters survey shows that the risk of a US recession in the next two years has risen to 40%, with suggestions that investors think growth and inflation may move the wrong way.

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Source: The Guradian

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the soft-spoken justice turned pop culture icon

Sunday 13:34 GMT

“For a younger generation, it was really speaking truth to power,” said Jane Sherron De Hart, author of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life.. Ginsburg, she added, appeared to have embraced her notoriety to cement her legacy as an advocate for progressive values. “She’s really used this kind of platform in ways that are obvious and in ways that are more subtle.”

“For Ruth Bader Ginsburg to become a bona fide celebrity, much less in her 80s, is quite extraordinary,” said Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.


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