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ACLU criticizes bill criminalizing domestic terrorism

ACLU criticizes bill criminalizing domestic terrorismThe American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday urged ranking members of the House Judiciary Committee to oppose a bill that targets white supremacist groups by criminalizing domestic terrorism. The ACLU said the bill would unnecessarily expand authorities used by the Trump administration to target and discriminate against the very communities Congress hopes to protect. "People of color and other marginalized communities have long been targeted under domestic terrorism authorities for unfair and discriminatory surveillance, investigations, and prosecutions," the civil rights group said in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, and Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking Republican member.



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New York Times columnist recalls Jeffrey Epstein saying that sex with teenage girls was historically acceptable and that criminalizing the act went against cultural norms

New York Times columnist recalls Jeffrey Epstein saying that sex with teenage girls was historically acceptable and that criminalizing the act went against cultural normsJames B. Stewart wrote about an "on background" conversation he had last year with Epstein in a piece published on Monday.



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Kenya court urges change to law criminalizing women who pass HIV to baby

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human rights groups have welcomed moves to change a Kenyan law passed to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, which criminalizes pregnant women who pass HIV/AIDS to their babies, saying it discouraged people from finding out their status. The 2006 law says that a person who knows they are HIV positive must tell “any sexual contact” of their status in advance and could be jailed for seven years if they “knowingly and recklessly” placed another person at risk of being infected. The High Court ruled this section of the law unconstitutional on March 18 as “it could be interpreted to apply to women who expose or transmit HIV to a child during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding”. The law was introduced to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, which has the fourth largest HIV positive population in the world – 1.7 million people.
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