Brazilian senators investigating the handling of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak filed their final report Wednesday on whether President Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for more than 300,000 COVID-19-related deaths in Brazil. The 1200-page report follows six months of investigations by an 11-member committee into the causes of Brazil’s outbreak. The Brazilian Senate inquiry was set to [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on the chaotic security situation in the country. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding our correspondent’s name [...]

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Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 17 counts of murder in relation to the 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The 2018 shooting was the deadliest school shooting in US history. The pleas begin the sentencing hearing, which will determine whether the 23-year-old will face life in prison without parole  or [...]

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The US House of Representatives Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a resolution recommending that the House of Representatives find former President Trump’s advisor Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony pertaining to the [...]

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A group of civil rights organizations filed suit on Tuesday challenging Oklahoma HB 1775, which prevents public schools from requiring students to learn about critical race theory and gender discrimination. The lawsuit, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), is the first to challenge a state statute seeking to prevent teaching critical race theory. [...]

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The Norwegian National Communications Authority (Nkom) on Tuesday fined media service Telenor for breaching non-discrimination obligations, creating a disadvantage to access buyers. The announcement, which was first made in March 2021, fined Telenor 15 million NOK for the breach. The media communications service was found to be acting negligently when delivering access buyers’ orders on [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Department of Labor announced Tuesday that they had reached settlement agreements with Facebook over claims that the tech giant had misused the Department of Labor’s Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM) in its recruitment and hiring practices. The settlement requires Facebook to pay $15 million, which is the [...]

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The Dublin Circuit Court (DCC) on Monday confirmed the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) decision to fine Twitter €450,000 for its delay in reporting a data breach. The fine, imposed in 2020, was implemented when Twitter failed to report a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data breach in enough time. The breach related to Android [...]

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US steel importers on Monday filed their reply brief in USP Holdings v. United States, a case in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit challenging the president’s authority to impose tariffs for national security reasons. The importers included USP Holdings, Inc., PSK Steel Corporation, Dayton Parts, LLC, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US Inc. [...]

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Five members of Congress sent a letter Monday accusing Amazon of misleading the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee. The members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat, seek “exculpatory evidence” to “corroborate prior testimony” given on behalf of Amazon to the committee. The conflict stems from two articles alleging information that is directly in conflict with [...]

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