Federal judge orders two month delay in Michael Flynn sentencing

The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday ordered [text, PDF] a two month delay in Michael Flynn’s sentencing hearing for his guilty plea [JURIST report] concerning charges related to making false statements to the FBI. The order comes in response to requests from both Special Counsel Robert Muller and Flynn’s defense team...

Malaysia former Prime Minister arrested in corruption investigation

he former Prime Minister of Malaysia,  Najib Razak, was arrested on Tuesday due to his alleged involvement in theft from a state-owned development company called 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) [BBC report].  Razak is accused of stealing $700 million dollars from the fund, and the United States Department of Justice [press release] alleges that a total of $4.5...

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Imposition of law in Swedish without consent as rape

(LawSiteBlog) A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault. The law stipulates that a person has committed rape if they have been part of a sexual act in which...

Podcast: Metro Atlanta transit expansion, distracted driving law, the latest immigration debate

The latest immigration debate, Metro Atlanta transportation and the hands-free driving law are the focus of the latest Politically Georgia podcast episode. You can subscribe and listen to Politically Georgia on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also download or stream the episode here: Host Greg Bluestein and AJC transportation reporter David Wickert start...

After battles, UK’s key Brexit bill becomes law

LONDON The Latest on Britain upcoming departure from the European Union (all times local): 12: 15 p.m. The British government’s flagship Brexit legislation has become law, ensuring the country will not face a legislative cliff-edge on the day it leaves the European Union next year. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow announced Tuesday that the...

Lebanon has a new anti-torture law finally

In July 2017, a Lebanese military prosecutor dismissed allegations that four Syrian men had been tortured to death at the hands of the Lebanese army, following a raid on an informal Syrian refugee camp in the Arsal area. At Amnesty International, we analyzed photos of the victims with the help of forensic experts and concluded...