California Governor Signs Sexual Crime Laws on Non-consensual Condom Removal, and Spousal Rape Exception into Law

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s Assembly Bill No. 453 into law on Thursday making it illegal to remove a condom during sexual intercourse, without a partner’s verbal consent, a crime. The new law makes the practice called “stealthing, or …

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Australian Court Rules that News Outlets Could be Sued over Social Media Comments

The High Court of Australia ruled on Sep. 8 that Australian media outlets can be held liable for defamatory comments made by readers on their social media accounts. The decision came after Australia’s top court rejected appeals by News Corp …

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French Court Convicts Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for Corruption; Sentences Him to One Year Prison Term

Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has sentenced to three years in prison for corruption and influence peddling. Despite his conviction, the judge has suspended two years of Sarkozy’s sentence, which he will serve at home with an electronic bracelet.  Sarkozy …

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