Special counsel argues Trump’s request for a lengthy trial delay has ‘no basis in law’

Special counsel argues Trump’s request for a lengthy trial delay has ‘no basis in law’

Special counsel Jack Smith’s office on Thursday urged US District Judge Aileen Cannon to reject an effort by Donald Trump’s legal team to indefinitely postpone setting a date for the former president’s trial on charges that he withheld government secrets and obstructed justice after leaving office, which he denies . “There is no basis in law or fact for proceedings in such an independent and open-ended fashion, and the Defendants provide none,” prosecutor David Harbach wrote in the filing. Harbach directly disputed several of the legal issues put forward by Trump’s attorneys in their own filing earlier this week, when they previewed plans to challenge the authority of the special counsel to bring charges and the intersection that they contend the Presidential Records Act has with the case .…

Canada passes new law to promote Francophone immigration

Canada passes new law to promote Francophone immigration

Published on June 16th, 2023 at 05:42am EDT Canada has passed a new law that emphasizes the importance of the French language in Canada by prioritizing francophone immigration and minorities outside Quebec. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Bill C-13 introduces, for the first time, immigration into the Official Languages ​​Act (OLA). The OLA is the federal statute that makes English and French the official languages ​​of Canada. The new law modernizes the Official Languages ​​Act to recognize that French, as an official language of Canada, is being threatened and must be protected. It is divided into three parts.…

China upping its ‘exit bans’ on citizens and foreign business people

China upping its ‘exit bans’ on citizens and foreign business people

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News There are now 15 laws on the books in China that provide for the use of exit bans, with five laws either added or amended this year Published May 02, 2023 • Last updated 1 week ago • 4 minute read In April, China amended its Counter-espionage Law, allowing for exit bans on anyone under investigation. Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images Article content China says it’s now open for business following years of implementing a “COVID-zero” policy, but recent reports indicate that the country has been increasing “exit bans,” both for citizens and foreign executives. Advertisements 2 This advertisement has not been loaded yet, but your article continues below.…

Do you have a Blended Family?  The Advantages and Disadvantages to Mutual Wills

Do you have a Blended Family? The Advantages and Disadvantages to Mutual Wills

A common concern when a parent enters into a new relationship is how to ensure their children from a previous marriage will be adequately taken care of at the time of their death. While the common answer is to enter into a mutual will, there may be some hidden dangers a parent has not thought of as an alternative arrangement which may be more suitable. What is a mutual will? A mutual will is a contractual agreement between at least two people who agree to draft their wills on similar terms, which the parties agree upon. This prevents either party from revoking or amending their will without the other party’s agreement.…

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug celebrates First Nation-led family law, one of the few in Canada

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug celebrates First Nation-led family law, one of the few in Canada

Standing on a stage in a room filled with community members, band councillors and government ministers, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donny Morris called this an emotional day for his community. “We are taking back how we are raising our children,” Morris said Tuesday. The First Nation, with roughly 960 people living in the fly-in community 600 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, Ont., is taking back jurisdiction over child and family services with the passage of it’s own law and creation of its own family welfare agency, called Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Dibenjikewin Onnakonikewin (KIDO). In the local Anishinini imowin language, KIDO means Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Family Law.…

Arkansas Gov.  Huckabee Sanders signs parole changes into law

Arkansas Gov. Huckabee Sanders signs parole changes into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders approved an overhaul of the state’s sentencing laws Tuesday that will eliminate parole eligibility for certain violent offenses. The Republican governor signed into law legislation that will require anyone convicted of any of 18 violent offenses, including capital murder and rape, to serve 100% of their sentences. That section takes effect next year, so it doesn’t impact people being sentenced before 2024. Another part of the law that takes effect in 2025 will require offenders convicted of several other offenses to serve at least 85% of their sentences. “No more letting violent offenders back on the street without serious prison time,” Sanders said at a bill signing ceremony at State Police headquarters.…