California Preps Formal Response in Gas War, Calls MPG Rollback ‘Unlawful’

California and 18 other states plan to formally vent their grievances over the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels on Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have called for public comments on the matter, with the deadline taking place at the end of this week. […]

Bitcoin falls after SEC warning that trading platforms could be ‘unlawful’

The price of bitcoin has fallen to a one-and-a-half-week low on Bitstamp, following a warning from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that some cryptocurrency trading platforms are “potentially unlawful.” In a statement posted on its website, the SEC said that if a platform offers to trade digital assets and operates as an “exchange”, […]

Snoopers charter: Government mass surveillance regime ruled ‘unlawful’ by appeals court

The UK government’s mass surveillance program, allowing for the indiscriminate collection of people’s personal data, has been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal. Large parts of the government’s Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’ – must be amended as it runs contrary to EU law, the Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday. Read […]

Families of soldiers killed in Iraq abandon fight to prosecute Tony Blair for ‘unlawful war’

The families of soldiers killed in the Iraq war will end their fight to have Tony Blair and other officials tried for war crimes after finding the former prime minister and his allies are protected by the English legal system. The Iraq War Families Campaign Group (IWFC) has been leading the fight to have the […]

Trump confirms he won’t fire Mueller despite allegations of unlawful email seizure & bias

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 22:17 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 22:56 US President Donald Trump confirmed on Sunday that he has no plans to sack FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the “Russia collusion” probe, recently marred by conflicts of interest and improper conduct claims. Trump echoed various Republican officials who said […]

NZ spy agency op against Kim Dotcom’s associates ‘unlawful’ – High Court docs

Newly-released New Zealand High Court documents reveal that the Kiwi agency’s spying on foreigners in the FBI-led Megaupload investigation was found to be unlawful. Kim Dotcom team’s lawyers argue the illegal spying makes the entire extradition case void. Lawyers for the Megaupload executives, including Megaupload founder Dotcom, on Friday called for extradition proceeding against their […]

‘Unlawful occupation’: Native Americans seek to reclaim ancestral land from Brown University

Published time: 22 Aug, 2017 21:13 More than 50 members of the Pokanoket Nation and their supporters have set up an encampment in Rhode Island, arguing that the land bequeathed to Brown University was illegally taken from them hundreds of years ago. Over a dozen tents have been pitched at Po Metacom Camp on Mount […]

Tory govt must refund millions to workers as employment tribunal fees ruled ‘unlawful’

Published time: 26 Jul, 2017 13:18 The government must pay back millions of pounds in employment tribunal fees after the Supreme Court ruled the charges introduced by former Prime Minister David Cameron are “unlawful and unconstitutional.” Wednesday’s “landmark” decision marked a victory for the public sector trade union Unison, which had waged a four-year legal […]