Iranian Student Deported From Boston Despite Court Order; Federal Judge Dismisses Case

By Shannon Dooling, Wbur.org -

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Logan International Airport denied entry to an Iranian national who was set to study economics this spring at Northeastern University. Despite a [...]

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Calling Plan To Open Millions Of Acres Of Public Land To Fracking ‘Illegal’

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Environmental groups are pushing back on the Trump administration’s decision to expand fracking in California. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s [...]

Monsanto Roundup Trial Tracker

By Carey Gillam, Usrtk.org -

Anticipation is building around the belief that there could soon be an announcement of at least a partial settlement of U.S. lawsuits pitting thousands of U.S. cancer patients against Monsanto [...]

Did Belmarsh Irretrievably Show Its Hand By Not Allowing Assange Ample Time To See His Lawyers

By Staff, Angelof-truth.com -

It was revealed that, since his last hearing on December 19, Assange had been granted just two hours total to review that evidence with his legal team. What is being conducted in the British [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Loses Permit Battle With Historically Black Community

By Rebeccca Beitsch, Thehill.com -

A federal appeals court rejected a needed permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Tuesday, the latest legal blow to the controversial pipeline as it heads to the Supreme Court through another [...]

In Sea-Watch And No More Deaths Cases, Courts Rule That Saving Lives Isn’t A Crime

By Susan H. Smith, Wagingnonviolence.org -

After six months of detention at the Sicilian port of Licata, the Sea-Watch 3 humanitarian search and rescue ship is now free to resume its operations in the Central Mediterranean. On Dec. 19, [...]

2020: A Year Of Pipeline Court Fights, With One Lawsuit Headed To The Supreme Court

By Phil, McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

After years of mounting opposition to the increasing build-out of oil and gas infrastructure, 2020 is shaping up to be the year that pipeline opponents get their day in court. One case headed to [...]

Climate Change On Trial: Can The Courts Save The Planet?

By Who. What. Why. -

Can ordinary citizens use the courts to force their leaders to fight climate change? In the most revolutionary climate ruling to date, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands delivered an emphatic [...]

Statement Of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, On The Conclusion Of The Preliminary Examination Of The Situation In Palestine, And Seeking A Ruling On The Scope Of The Court’s Territorial Jurisdiction

By Staff, Icc-cpi.int -

I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine, pursuant to article 53(1) of the Statute. In brief, I am satisfied that (i) war [...]

Six Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trials Set For January

By Carey Gillam, Organicconsumers.org -

After several months out of the headlines, lawyers for both sides of the nationwide Roundup cancer litigation are gearing up for overlapping trials in the new year as several more cancer patients [...]

Judge Sides With ExxonMobil In #ExxonKnew Trial

By Staff, 350.org -

“Despite this ruling, the crucial work to hold the likes of Exxon accountable for climate crimes goes on. This is just the tip of the accountability iceberg. We thank Attorney General Tish James [...]

A US Human Rights Group Is Being Sued By Pro-Israel Organizations Over An Alleged Connection To ‘Balloon Terror’

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss.net -

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is the target of a $90 million lawsuit that accuses the group of engaging in environmental terrorism. The legal action was brought forward by the [...]

‘David-and-Goliath Story’ As Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgment Against Plastics Giant Formosa

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday celebrated the approval of a settlement with plastics giant Formosa Plastics Corp. that will see the company devote $50 million to remediating areas [...]

With Net Neutrality Axed, Local Governments Are Racing To Save The Open Internet

By Victor Pickard and David Elliot Berman, Inthesetimes.com -

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon are free to slow down, block or prioritize internet traffic as they wish, without interference by the federal government. That’s the effect of [...]

Not Guilty: Jurors Acquit Border Aid Volunteer Scott Warren On Harboring Charges

By Henry Brean, Tucson.com -

Federal court jurors in Tucson drew a line between harboring and help on Wednesday, when they acquitted border aid worker Scott Warren on felony charges for the assistance he gave to two Central [...]