Jul 01, 2022
2 more British citizens charged as 'mercenaries' in Russian-backed separatist region of Ukraine
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(CNN)Pro-Russian investigators in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on Friday said they have charged another two British citizens with being "mercenaries," according to the Donetsk News Agency."An investigation is now underway against British mercenaries Dylan Healy and Andrew Hill. They are charged under the same articles as the three previously convicted mercenaries. An investigation is under way and charges have been brought," the agency reported quoting an unnamed DPR official.The DPR is a pro-Russian region in the east of Ukraine that is not recognized internationally.
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Louisiana Supreme Court rejects appeal in abortion case, letting state ban take effect
The ruling was celebrated by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a defendant in the case, who promised in a tweet to "continue fighting to end this legal circus."\u201cThe LA Supreme Court has denied June Medical\u2019s writ. Abortion remains illegal in Louisiana. I\u2019m pleased with the Court\u2019s decision and will continue fighting to end this legal circus. #lagov #lalege\u201d — AG Jeff Landry (@AG Jeff Landry) 1660326561
Louisiana's abortion "trigger law" took a tumultuous journey through state courts before going into effect. The law does not provide an exception for rape or incest but does include exceptions for medical emergencies threatening the life of the mother.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion rights in June, Louisiana abortion clinics sued to continue their operations, arguing the law was vague and violates the state constitution.
A New Orleans judge blocked the law from taking effect on June 17, but it went back into effect on July 8 when a different judge transferred the case to Baton Rouge.
Then on July 21, state Judge Donald Johnson blocked enforcement of the abortion ban while the case played out in court. However, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry appealed Johnson's ruling eight days later, winning in appeals court and putting the law back into effect.
Now, the abortion clinics have had their appeal rejected by the Louisiana Supreme Court, permitting the law to remain in effect.