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EU Sues Poland Over Judges’ Forced Retirement

The European Union sued Poland on Monday over the ruling party’s attempt to change the judiciary branch, which the EU argued violates the independence of the courts, according to BBC News. “The European Commission maintains that the Polish law on the Supreme Court is incompatible with EU law as it undermines the principle of judicial independence, including the irremovability of judges,” the EU’s executive Commission said. The new Polish law would decrease the retirement age of Supreme Court judges to 65 instead of 70, which places 27 out of 72 current judges at risk of forced retirement. The mandate of the head of the Supreme Court would also be terminated under the new law. The Commission…

EU Sues Poland Over Judges’ Forced Retirement

The European Union sued Poland on Monday over the ruling party’s attempt to change the judiciary branch, which the EU argued violates the independence of the courts, according to BBC News. “The European Commission maintains that the Polish law on the Supreme Court is incompatible with EU law as it undermines the principle of judicial independence, including the irremovability of judges,” the EU’s executive Commission said. The new Polish law would decrease the retirement age of Supreme Court judges to 65 instead of 70, which places 27 out of 72 current judges at risk of forced retirement. The mandate of the head of the Supreme Court would also be terminated under the new law. The Commission…

#WhyIDidntReport isn’t a debate

(CNN)There are now two credible claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Republicans are standing by their man. This is not surprising, since standing by men is what Republicans do. Look no further than their President, Donald Trump, who was welcomed by GOP leaders despite the Access Hollywood tape and the ensuing 19 credible accusations of groping, grabbing and sexual assault. Now, Trump’s hand-picked nominee has been accused of the attempted rape of a high school contemporary, Christine Blasey Ford. And on Sunday, the New Yorker published allegations that Kavanaugh exposed himself and forced unwanted touching of his genitals on a college classmate,…

#WhyIDidntReport isn’t a debate

(CNN)There are now two credible claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Republicans are standing by their man. This is not surprising, since standing by men is what Republicans do. Look no further than their President, Donald Trump, who was welcomed by GOP leaders despite the Access Hollywood tape and the ensuing 19 credible accusations of groping, grabbing and sexual assault. Now, Trump’s hand-picked nominee has been accused of the attempted rape of a high school contemporary, Christine Blasey Ford. And on Sunday, the New Yorker published allegations that Kavanaugh exposed himself and forced unwanted touching of his genitals on a college classmate,…

Amnesty International Calls On China To End Detention Of Uighur Muslims In Xinjiang

The human rights organization released a new report on Monday which said more than one million Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities have been detained in the remote autonomous region of Xinjiang in China, according to Voice of America. Amnesty International said the minorities are being targeted in “an intensifying government campaign of mass internment, intrusive surveillance, political indoctrination, and forced cultural assimilation.” Beijing first began the campaign in April 2017 to arrest Uighurs due to the threat of Islamic extremism, before sending hundreds of thousands to re-education camps while cutting them off from their family and friends. The report said “open or even…