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    On March 23, 1956, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan became the world's first Islamic republic. Unfortunately, democracy in Pakistan collapsed quickly after General Ayub Khan lead a successful coup d'etat. Since that time, Pakistan has vacillated between military and civilian government.Pakistan was governed by the 1956 Constitution of Pakistan, until it was superseded by the […]
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    On March 23, 1918, 101 leaders of the Industrial Workers of the World union ("The Wobblies") were put on trial in Chicago for conspiracy to obstruct America's participation in World War I. Learn more about the Wobblies from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

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  • Tennessee House passes anti-government-‘discriminatory action’ bill
    In a vote of 68-22, the Tennessee House passed a bill Thursday preventing state and local agencies from discriminating against a business entity’s internal policies. The legislation seeks to prevent universities, counties, and local agencies from implementing nondiscrimination policies against companies that have their own internal policies. These internal policies include discrimination against LGBTQ populations. LGBTQ […]
  • Wisconsin judge temporarily strikes down laws limiting governor’s power
    A Wisconsin state judge on Thursday granted a temporary injunction on laws passed during a special session of the legislature last December that sought to limit powers of the state’s incoming governor. State Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued the injunction by concluding that the special session of the legislature was unlawful and therefore void. By […]
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    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to promote transparency and diverse dialogue at public universities. The President’s order primarily focuses on financial transparency so that students are aware of their financial risks if they were to borrow money for their education as well as repayment plans upon graduation. However, the executive order also includes […]
  • Michigan: state-affiliated adoption agencies must allow LGBT couples to adopt
    As part of a settlement, Michigan agreed Friday that state-contracted adoption agencies must follow non-discrimination requirements and allow LGBT couples to adopt or foster children.  The case was brought in September 2017 by two same-sex couples who wished to adopt against the state of Michigan and St. Vincent Catholic Charities (an intervenor defendant). “The American Civil Liberties Union filed […]
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    The US Department of the Treasury sanctioned three senior officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday.  The sanctions were permitted by an executive order signed by former president George W. Bush that authorizes sanctions on “Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Corneille Yobeluo Nangaa, Norbert Basengezi Katintima and Marcellin Basengezi […]

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  • EU agrees to extend deadline for Brexit negotiations
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    A Kenyan Court of Appeal on Friday denied an appeal of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Coordination Board that sought to deny an LGBT group’s registration. In 2015 the High Court ruled that the group, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), could register with Kenya’s NGO board with the words “gay” and “lesbian” […]
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    A UN report on Thursday described the ill treatment of migrants and refugees in Libya, including rape and torture by smugglers, traffickers, Libyan officials and armed groups. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour presented the report by the High Commissioner on Afghanistan and Libya. Gilmour said that evidence of systematic rape and torture of men, […]
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    The United Nation’s Human Rights Council released a report last Friday detailing its investigation into Israeli Security Forces’ (ISF) unlawful conduct and response against civilian protesters in Gaza beginning in March 2018. The independent international Commission conducted an investigation into the Gaza demonstrations organized by a “Higher National Committee” made up of members of Palestinian society, […]
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    The US Department of the Treasury sanctioned three senior officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday.  The sanctions were permitted by an executive order signed by former president George W. Bush that authorizes sanctions on “Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Corneille Yobeluo Nangaa, Norbert Basengezi Katintima and Marcellin Basengezi […]

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