August 22, 2016

Judge dismisses lawsuits against Kim Davis, Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article96670002.html

Justice Department tells court that holding poor suspects in jail just because they can’t pay bail violates their 14th amendment right to equal treatment under the law.  http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/us-justice-department-says-holding-poor-defendants-who-cant-make-bail-unconstitutional-1577271

The number of Americans living in extreme poverty has reportedly doubled since Bill Clinton’s 1996 welfare reforms. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/08/21/welfare-reform-20-years-later/88389666/

President of the Philippines threatens to withdraw from U.N. after continuing criticism over extra-judicial killings of 900 suspected drug traffickers since taking office. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-duterte-un-idUSKCN10W05W?il=0

Male high school students who had sex with a female teacher in California reportedly awarded $6 million in sexual abuse settlement. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-redlands-settlement-sex-abuse-20160819-snap-story.html

Manufacturing reportedly booming in Mexico, where packaging supervisors make $1.80 an hour. http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-manufacturing-boom-mexico/

 

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August 22, 2016

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