Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacksThe vote comes after more than 300 hundred U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies of the American people. “A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press,” said the editorial by the Boston Globe, which coordinated publication among more than 350 newspapers.


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Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state lawIsrael’s parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens. Others said it neglects to specify equality and Israel’s democratic character, implying that the country’s Jewish nature comes first. The legislation, adopted by 62 votes to 55, makes Hebrew the country’s national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities as being in the national interest.


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Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state lawBy Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel passed a “nation-state” law on Thursday declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, stirring anger from members of the Arab minority who said it was racist and drawing an expression of concern from the EU. The bill, backed by the right-wing government, passed through parliament after months of political argument and some Arab lawmakers shouted and ripped up their papers after the vote. “This is a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset.


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Supreme Court adopts digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

  1. Supreme Court adopts digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones  Chicago Tribune
  2. The Supreme Court Just Put a Ding in the Surveillance State  New York Magazine
  3. Supreme Court ruling adds teeth to phone-data privacy rights  The Mercury News
  4. The Worrisome Future of Policing Technology  New York Times
  5. Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy  CNET
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