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Plan to double maximum sentence for attacks on 999 emergency workers

Post date: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 00:01

Offenders in England and Wales could face up to two years in prison under new proposals

Ex-Tory whip calls for start of delayed review into secret courts

Post date: Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 14:41

Andrew Mitchell says in letter to justice secretary that closed trials are being used to hide state wrongdoingA former Conservative chief whip is demanding that the government implements an overdue review of secret courts, warning that they are being used to “hide embarrassing evidence of state...

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Roger Stone has escaped punishment for his crimes. Trump is sending a signal | Andrew Gawthorpe

Post date: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 21:55

By commuting Stone’s sentence, Trump is telling others who might commit crimes on his behalf that he’s got their backAt America’s birth, when delegates in Virginia were debating whether to ratify the Constitution, a politician called George Mason had an objection.

Is the US supreme court having a liberal moment? Don't be so sure, experts say

Post date: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 11:00

John Roberts sided with the court’s liberal bloc in two notable recent cases, but critics say he’s no swing voter on voting rightsTo an outside observer, it might seem like the US supreme court is having a liberal moment, mostly thanks to one justice.

G4S fined £44m by Serious Fraud Office over electronic tagging

Post date: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 18:44

Agreement means security firm will avoid prosecution for overcharging the government for tagging offendersSecurity firm G4S has been fined £44m by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as part of an agreement that will see it avoid prosecution for...

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Police apologise to woman told to cover up anti-Boris Johnson T-shirt

Post date: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 15:05

British Transport Police say instruction to Jessie-Lu Flynn at BLM protest was unlawfulPolice have apologised to a woman after she was challenged by officers at a Black Lives Matter demonstration for wearing an anti-Boris Johnson T-shirt and admitted that asking her to cover up the slogan on her...

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Tony Allen obituary

Post date: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 13:32

As a partner of the law firm DMH Stallard, based in Brighton, East Sussex, my brother Tony Allen, who has died aged 76, helped to establish one of the country’s first multi-disciplinary planning practices, combining planning lawyers and chartered planners.

Pressure mounts on Priti Patel over case of 11-year-old at risk of FGM

Post date: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 13:30

Open letter by former judges, leading politicians and campaigners urges home secretary to grant asylum to Sudanese girlBarristers, former judges, politicians and campaigners are among 300 people who have signed an open letter to...

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Supreme court declares large part of east Oklahoma to be Native American land

Post date: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:45

Ruling, which includes most of Tulsa, casts doubt on hundreds of convictionsThe US supreme court has ruled that a large part of eastern Oklahoma remains a Native American reservation, a decision state and federal officials warn could throw the entire state into chaos.The court’s 5-4 decision,...

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The supreme court endangered access to contraception. There's a way to fight back | Ilse Hogue

Post date: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:30

Brett Kavanaugh is exactly the foe to reproductive rights we said he’d be. This election will be a crucibleExactly two years ago today, Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice to the supreme court. What followed was one of the most bitter confirmation battles in the history of the...

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