Abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland have caused "ongoing suffering" and are "incompatible" with human rights laws, the Supreme Court has said. The highest court in the UK delivered its judgment on Thursday morning as pressure continued to mount on the prime minister to intervene on the issue.The court said it did not have the jurisdiction to make a formal declaration that the law should be changed, and ruled that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) had no right to bring its case against the abortion law.But a majority of justices agreed that the law was in breach of article eight of the European Convention on Human Rights.:: Sky Views: Abortion reform would secure PM's feminist legacySupreme Court President Lord Mance said the restrictions were a cause of "ongoing suffering" and "clearly need radical consideration".He also suggested that "a victim of the existing law would have standing to pursue similar proceedings" to those addressed on Thursday."Those … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland abortion restrictions ‘incompatible’ with human rights law
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Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 7:13 pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 President Donald Trump helped turn the NFL's national anthem protests last year into a lightning-rod political issue, another wedge driven into a sharply divided electorate. And according to testimony given by some NFL owners as part of the process in a grievance filed by former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Trump loomed large over the NFL discussions over the anthem protests, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. "This is a very winning, strong issue for me," Trump told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in a phone call, Jones said in a deposition. "Tell everybody, you can't win this one. This one lifts me." Jones later relayed that conversation to a meeting of the owners as they debated how to handle the protests, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross testified. Ross said that he was "totally supportive," of the players until Trump weighed in. Recommended Video: Now Playing: … [Read more...] about ‘You can’t win this one,’ Trump told NFL owners about anthem protests. They believed him.
POLITICS 05/29/2018 06:45 pm ET A new coalition is calling for antitrust regulators to take on the social media giant. By Paul Blumenthal Anti-trust nerds, consumer advocates and open internet campaigners and have been fighting to break up Facebook for years. But in their crusade against the social network’s online monopoly, the usual suspects have enlisted a growing coalition of allies: artists and progressive Muslim and Jewish activists. Last week, the Muslim civil rights group MPower Change, the pro-Palestinian nonprofit Jewish Voice for Peace and the artists’ advocacy group Content Creators Coalition joined groups like Open Markets Institute, Demand Progress, Public Citizen and Citizens Against Monopoly in the Freedom from Facebook campaign, which calls for the Federal Trade Commission to break up the social media conglomerate. Their decision highlights just how much trouble Facebook can cause for activists ― and the breadth of the coalition … [Read more...] about Why Artists And Progressive Muslim And Jewish Activists Want To Break Up Facebook
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recommended usingantitrust laws to curb the “massive power” of Facebook and other technology companies during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Breitbart News Tonight. Pollak asked Cruz about possible solutions to “censorship of conservatives” on Facebook and across the broader internet landscape.Cruz described technology companies’ growing control over the flow of information as a threat to democratic processes. He said, “I think, number one, the growing power of tech to censor speech is a profound threat. We’re seeing now some two-thirds of Americans are getting their news through social media, and these tech companies are hard-left. They are are partisan Democrats, and what we’re seeing is they’re amplifying the views they agree with, those of liberal Democrats, and they are suppressing the views of conservatives. They are blocking conservatives.” LISTEN:Cruz … [Read more...] about Exclusive – Ted Cruz: Use Antitrust Laws to Break ‘Massive Power’ of Tech Lords to ‘Subvert Our Democratic Process’
After accusations that he pressured female students for sex, made merit scholarship recipients sign secrecy and loyalty oaths and implemented a dress code that mandated miniskirts for women, an Italian judge and law school leader has been barred from teaching and faces removal from the bench.Francesco Bellomo, who the Washington Post says sits on one of the country’s highest courts, was also director of Diritto e Scienza, a school that prepares students for the state exam to become a judge.Italy’s Council of the State, the country’s top administrative justice body and where Bellomo works, is investigating allegations that Bellomo used his authority to have sex with female students. That itself is not illegal in Italy, according to the Washington Post. But when the female students tried to break off their relationships with Bellomo, he allegedly put private information about their lives in the school’s academic journal or threatened them with frivolous legal … [Read more...] about Italian judge accused of bullying law students for sex