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Supreme Court says unanimous jury verdict requirement does not apply retroactively

Supreme Court says unanimous jury verdict requirement does not apply retroactively

The Supreme Court said on Monday that a decision last term holding that the Constitution requires unanimous jury verdicts for state criminal trials does not apply retroactively. The ruling is a loss for Thedrick Edwards and hundreds of others in Oregon, Louisiana and Puerto Rico, jurisdictions that allowed non-unanimous verdicts before the Supreme Court’s decision…MORE

White House says Biden will release tax returns ‘soon’

White House says Biden will release tax returns ‘soon’

The White House will release President Joe Biden’s tax returns “soon,” press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday, reinstating a presidential tradition that was halted by former President Donald Trump. Psaki suggested that Biden’s tax returns could come as early as Monday, telling reporters to “stay tuned.” Trump became the only major party presidential candidate in…MORE

US announces more sanctions against Myanmar’s military government

US announces more sanctions against Myanmar’s military government

The Biden administration announced more sanctions on Monday against Myanmar‘s military government, which has conducted a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, and against key figures in the military regime as well as some family members of previously designated officials. The sanctions, which were announced in coordination with Canada and the UK, target the State Administrative…MORE

White House concerns rising over civilian deaths in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

White House concerns rising over civilian deaths in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The growing number of civilian deaths in the intensifying battle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is causing worry inside the White House as officials work the phones with partners in the region. President Joe Biden has so far resisted calls from fellow Democrats and foreign allies to increase pressure on Israel amid the worsening…MORE

Supreme Court takes up major abortion case next term that could limit Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court takes up major abortion case next term that could limit Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a major abortion case next term concerning a controversial Mississippi law that banned most abortions after 15 weeks, rekindling a potentially major challenge to Roe v. Wade at the majority conservative court. Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, which then-Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, signed into law in…MORE

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