Posts tagged as legal

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

By Jill Colvin on Friday, July 12, 2019

Just a week after insisting that he was “absolutely moving forward,” President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census. He directed federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases instead. “It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the U.S. populations,” Trump declared in a Rose Garden announcement, insisting…

Trump to hold news conference on census citizenship question

Thursday, July 11, 2019

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship. A Supreme Court ruling has temporarily barred the question , but Trump has said he may issue an executive order or memorandum to try to force the issue. The government has already begun the process of printing the census survey without that question . The…

Over 40 MPs propose narrowing down legal immunity

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis and over 40 lawmakers are proposing narrowing down the legal immunity of MPs, judges, prime minister and ministers. They have drafted constitutional amendments stating that a member of the Seimas, judge, minister and prime minister could be prosecuted without the Seimas or presidential consent, if they are suspected of having committed a less serious or serious crime. Currently, there’s no such an exception…

Latvia is among global leaders in legal rights affecting women at work – World Bank

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Latvia was one of six economies to earn a perfect score on an index of laws ensuring equal economic opportunities for women over the course of their working lives, the World Bank said in its study “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform”. Latvia alongside with Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, and Sweden earned the top score of 100, meaning the country’s laws give women and men equal…