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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jimmy Lai, chairman of Next Media Ltd., second left, is led away from his residence by law enforcement officials in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Paul Yeung | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hong Kong police arrested media......
Politico.com

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under new security law

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Lai, who owns popular tabloid Apple Daily, is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticizes China’s authoritarian rule. The national security law came into effect June 30 and is widely seen as a means to curb dissent......
New York Times - World

Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police on Monday arrested Jimmy Lai, the media tycoon and critic of the Chinese Communist Party, on charges of violating the territory’s new national security law, making him the most high-profile target......
New York Times - Sports

Tiz the Law Wins the Travers in a Runaway

New York Times
Joe Drape SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Belmont Stakes champion Tiz the Law added the Travers Stakes to his winning résumé on Saturday, making him the favorite to win the postponed Kentucky Derby next month and then possibly to claim the sport’s 14th Triple Crown with a Preakness victory in......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

2020 Travers Stakes Betting Preview: Can Caracaro Challenge Tiz the Law?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Frankie Taddeo The SI Gambling Horse handicapping experts had a great win last month in the Blue Grass Stakes as Art Collector (6.60) came through in dominating fashion; helping us hit the Exacta (12/1), Trifecta (60/1) and Superfecta (443/1). Now,......
BBC - Politics

Planning law overhaul for England takes next step

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Image copyright Reuters Sweeping changes to England’s planning system will “cut red tape, but not standards,” Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said. Under draft new laws, first revealed on Sunday, developers will be granted “automatic” permission to build homes and schools on sites for “growth”. It follows Boris Johnson’s pledge......
CNBC Business

Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for U.S. citizen under new national security law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A U.S. citizen is among six pro-democracy activists to have arrest warrants issued for them by Hong Kong police for suspected violations under a new national security law, Chinese state media reported late Friday. , the managing director of the D.C.-based......
New York Times - Politics

Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Lazelle Maxwell, 48, is nearly 12 years into a 30-year sentence for a nonviolent crack cocaine charge, a penalty exacerbated by previous run-ins with law enforcement that led to his designation as a career offender. Three years into remission after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, Mr. Maxwell has no......
New York Times - World

With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BEIJING — For weeks, as Beijing quickly drafted and imposed a stringent new national security law for Hong Kong, many in the territory feared the rules would be used to intimidate the opposition, but hoped they would not......
BBC - Business

Redundancy pay to be protected by new law

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53591964 Image copyright Getty Images Furloughed workers losing their jobs will be eligible for redundancy pay based on their normal wages – not the furlough rate – from Friday. The government said a minority of firms had taken advantage of the current crisis to pay a lower rate. The new......
New York Times - World

4 Hong Kong Activists Arrested for Online Posts Under New Security Law

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — The Hong Kong police have arrested four people over social media posts that called for the city to become independent from China, an early indication that the authorities will strictly enforce a new national security......
Detroit News

Nessel ends challenge to constitutionality of Line 5 tunnel law

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office will not appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court after a lower court’s opinion affirmed the constitutionality of an agreement between the state and Enbridge Energy to build the Line 5 tunnel. A notice of appeal......
Technology

Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media

New York Times
Turkish lawmakers on Wednesday morning passed legislation that would give the government sweeping new powers to regulate content on social media, raising concerns that one of the few remaining spaces for free public debate in the country could fall under greater government control. The measure orders social media platforms with......
Politico.com

Barr: It’s ‘possible’ Pelosi’s comments endangered federal law enforcement

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Congressional Democrats have condemned in harsh terms the Department of Homeland Security agents President Donald Trump deployed to Portland over the July 4 weekend to quash incidents of civil unrest associated with mass demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality.......
New York Times - World

Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — The University of Hong Kong’s governing body voted on Tuesday to fire an associate law professor who was convicted last year of charges related to his leading role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests and......
New York Times - Politics

Nadine Taub, Early Leader in Women’s Rights Law, Dies at 77

New York Times
“Remember the days when some Princeton University eating clubs excluded women?” he continued. “Gone, despite powerful opposition, thanks to Nadine’s work over many years. Is a hostile work environment illegal sex discrimination? Judge Herbert Stern of the U.S. District Court didn’t think so. Nor, initially, did other courts. But Nadine......
History

The ADA Was a Monumental Achievement 30 Years Ago, But the Fight for Equal Rights Continues

Smithsonian
For disability rights leader Judy Heumann, the tumult of 2020—first the COVID-19 pandemic, then a reignited movement against racial injustice—underscores just how much work remains to be done. “Everything’s kind of being thrown into the pot right now, right?” she says. Heumann has been at the forefront of the fight......

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