“Ruling” in the news
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· Egyptian president announces plan for ceasefire in Libya →
The plan envisages an elected presidential council, with representatives from Libya’s three regions, ruling for an 18-month transition period until elections are held.
· Cities and states are barring police from using chokeholds and tear gas →
“The Denver Police Department has failed in its duty to police its own,” Judge R. Brooke Jackson wrote in his ruling.
· Federal judge limits Denver police use of tear gas and projectile weapons →
The ruling follows a lawsuit filed by a group of protesters against the police department alleging officers violated their First Amendment rights, per NPR.
· Thousands defy coronavirus bans to take a knee at George Floyd protests around the world →
Those at the Sydney rally — where many shared hand sanitizer and wore masks — got a late reprieve when an appeal against a court ruling declared the rally legal to go ahead.
Hong Kong Free Press
· Taiwan populist mayor Han Kuo-yu recalled in historic vote →
“This was an unfair and unjust election,” the 62-year-old told reporters after the count, accusing the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of a “national team” effort against him.
· N.C. Supreme Court opens door for death row inmates to show racism swayed sentencing →
The big picture: The ruling comes amid nationwide protests against how police — and the criminal justice system as a whole — treat black people in the U.S., in the wake of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis.
· High-profile Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for opposition →
The KMT's presidential candidate, Han Kuo-yu, had won the mayorship of the southern city of Kaohsiung in late 2018, an upset given it had previously been a stronghold for Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
The China Post
· Prosecutors seek right mix of charges in George Floyd case →
The Supreme Court offered guidance in a 1989 ruling, saying an officer’s fear is relevant to guilt and that officers “are often forced to make split-second judgments.” The reasonableness of an officer’s use of force, it said, should be judged “from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight.”
· Black Lives Matter protests in Australia, Asia and Europe →
In Sydney, protesters won a last-minute appeal against a Friday ruling declaring their rally unauthorized.
· Bihar election 2020: Amit Shah to sound poll bugle with 'virtual rally' on Sunday →
Amit Shah rally Bihar: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah will hold a virtual rally in Bihar on Sunday to kick-off the ruling National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) campaign in the poll-bound state.