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Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a measure Tuesday aimed at ensuring that the United States never tortures detainees again. The Senate voted 78 to 21 to approve a defense bill amendment that bans torture. It was introduced by Republican ...

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Law authorizes limiting civil court subpoenas

ALBANY — New York law has been amended to authorize limiting subpoenas in civil lawsuits for records about people who aren’t directly involved in the litigation. The amendment to the state’s civil practice law, signed last week by Gov. Andrew ...

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Leaders seek amendment to overturn Court ruling on ‘Citizens United’

Congressional leaders who perceive the Citizens United decision to be a threat to democracy are considering a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling. The matter was discussed for more than two hours Tuesday in a hearing on “Taking Back Our Democracy: ...

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