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Court upholds German homeschooling ban

Education | A Christian family might appeal the ruling
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/16/19, 05:04 pm

A homeschooling family in Germany plans to appeal for an extraordinary judgment from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after suffering a significant setback last week. A seven-judge panel of the ECHR ruled Thursday that a German law against homeschooling did not violate the fundamental rights of the Wunderlich family.

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Beyond bail

Compassion | California struggles to reform a broken system
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 1/16/19, 04:12 pm

While California works to abolish the cash bail system that often punishes poor people disproportionately, one group is trying to fix the problem one prisoner at a time.

The Bail Project, a nonprofit organization that uses donations to bail qualifying people out of jail, joined forces with the public defender’s office in Compton, a Los Angeles suburb that is notorious for crime, and UCLA law students to help individuals at the Compton Courthouse get bail reduction and pretrial release.

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A historic defeat in the U.K.

International | Will the nation’s separation from the EU become ‘Brextinct’ or a ‘hard Brexit’?
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/16/19, 11:51 am

BRITAIN: A debate is underway in Parliament ahead of a no-confidence vote for Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, after the House of Commons voted Tuesday to reject the plan for the country’s exit from the European Union.

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