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Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

“They also feared the move could be a prelude to Duterte declaring martial law throughout the Philippines” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. The Philippine Congress approved an extension of martial law in Mindanao three times after Duterte warned that militants continued to recruit fighters and plot attacks.Lorenzana said businesspeople were reluctant to invest in the south because of martial law.Opposition politicians argued Duterte’s martial law was unconstitutional because it is an “extreme measure” that can only be imposed when an actual rebellion against the government exists.The Marcos-era martial law…

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Supreme Court allows Kentucky abortion ultrasound law to take effect

“The Supreme Court has declined to take up other cases challenging ultrasound laws, and lower courts have struck down ultrasound laws challenged in other states” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal over a Kentucky law that forces health providers to show pregnant women ultrasounds of their fetuses before having abortions.The law in Kentucky, known as the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, requires doctors who perform the ultrasound also to describe the images and to play the sound of the heartbeat.Opponents of ultrasound laws say they get in the…

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Supreme Court upholds Kentucky law requiring ultrasounds before abortions

“The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions” writes The Associated Press for latimes.com. The federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the Kentucky law, but its sister court in Richmond, Va., struck down a similar measure in North Carolina.The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law.Under the law, doctors faced fines and the possible loss of their medical licenses for discussing guns with patients.The Supreme…

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Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

“The federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the Kentucky law, but its sister court in Richmond, Virginia, struck down a similar measure in North Carolina” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions.Under the law, doctors faced fines and the possible loss of their medical licenses for discussing guns with patients.The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld…

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Justices permit Kentucky law that forces doctors to describe ultrasounds before abortions

“The supreme court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions” writes Associated Press In for theguardian.com. Under the law, doctors faced fines and the possible loss of their medical licenses for discussing guns with patients.The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law.The federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the Kentucky law, but its sister court in Richmond, Virginia, struck down a similar measure in North Carolina. Source: theguardian.com

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Opinion: Carrying out Trump’s policies sent me into a crisis of conscience. There are thousands more like me

“As Trump administration policies get more extreme, the employees whose job it is to carry out those policies are having increasing difficulty reconciling their duty to uphold the law with their personal morality” writes Barry Goldman for latimes.com. I don’t know if it protects whistleblowers or not, but I do know the law removes protection from VA employees who are discharged.All the terrible stuff the Trump administration does that keeps you up at night grinding your teeth — the horror show at the border, the betrayal of the Kurds, the…

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Parliament approves draft to amend Terrorist Entities law

“The Parliament approved on Sunday a draft law to amend law No 8 of 2015 on organising terrorists and terrorist entities -commonly known as the Terrorist Entities Law” writes Fatma Lotfi for dailynewssegypt.com. Earlier in October this year, the parliament referred the draft to a joint committee of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee and Defence and National Security Committee to address the proposed amendments.The draft which was submitted by the cabinet aimed to amend Article No 5 of the law which stipulates the exemption of public prosecution from the…

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To justify impeachment, Democrats are spinning the law on impoundment

“In fact, Section 682 of the law further clarifies the difference between a congressional rescission bill and a Congressional impoundment resolution” reports washingtonexaminer.com. But the report also tries to spin the relevant law — the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which governs situations in which the executive fails to spend authorized and appropriated funds. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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