Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Laws Amid Lawsuit by Babe Vote and League of Women Voters

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled against two voter advocacy groups, Babe Vote and the League of Women Voters, in their legal challenge of certain voter identification laws in the state. The groups had filed a lawsuit against Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane regarding laws passed in 2023 that imposed restrictions on the use of student IDs for voter registration and as proof of identification at the polls, as well as additional requirements for proving residency to register to vote. They argued that these laws disproportionately affected certain groups of people … Read more

Judge Upholds Special Counsel’s Request to Keep Government Witnesses’ Identities Secret in Trump’s Criminal Case

Palm Beach, Florida – The judge presiding over the criminal case against former President Donald Trump for his alleged mishandling of classified documents has agreed to protect the identities of government witnesses. US District Judge Aileen Cannon ruled on Tuesday that the names and identifiable information of potential witnesses would be redacted due to concerns for their safety. This decision comes after Trump’s failed attempts to delay his trial, which is set to begin on April 15. While the judge agreed to keep witness names secret, she declined to block the disclosure of witness statements, … Read more

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Abortion Law, Igniting Renewed Debate

PHOENIX, Arizona — The Arizona Supreme Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that allows the state to enforce its previously dormant law criminalizing all abortions, except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk. The court examined the validity of a law that dates back to 1864, long before Arizona became a state. This law prohibits abortion without any exceptions for rape or incest, but it does make an allowance if the mother’s life is in danger. The recent ruling from the state’s highest court comes after a 2022 decision by the state Court … Read more

Uganda’s Constitutional Court Upholds Controversial Anti-Gay Law, Sparking Outrage from LGBT Activists

Kampala, Uganda – Uganda’s constitutional court has made a ruling regarding the country’s controversial anti-gay law. On Wednesday, the court declined to annul or grant a permanent injunction against the enforcement of the law, which has been met with fierce opposition from the LGBT community and human rights activists. The judges acknowledged that the law does infringe on certain fundamental human rights, but ultimately decided against nullifying it. The case before the court involved petitioners who were questioning the law’s violation of equal protection for all Ugandans. However, the panel of five judges, led by … Read more