New York Attorney General Letitia James Tuesday requested the New York Supreme Court sanction former President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, and his children following improper filings in a civil lawsuit against Trump. James filed the lawsuit in late September 2022, alleging financial fraud by the Trump organization and its management. In the request, James [...]

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Protests broke out across France Tuesday in the latest backlash against France’s reform plan to raise the country’s retirement age from 62 to 64. According to the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), a federation of trade unions in France, approximately 2.8 million people demonstrated across the country. Numbers in Paris, Toulouse and Marseille reached over [...]

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A delegation of Divyangjan called on the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, to congratulate him on passing of “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill – 2016” by Parliament, in New Delhi on December 16, 2016 - credit Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

The Chief Justice of India, D.Y. Chandrachud, has created a team to evaluate the “physical and functional access“ of the top court’s facilities to make them accessible to people with disabilities. The group will be chaired by Justice S. Ravindra Bhat of the Apex Court. The Supreme Court has charged its Supreme Court Committee on [...]

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Canadian law students are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Canada. Mélanie Cantin is JURIST’s Chief Correspondent for Canada and a 2L at the University of Ottawa.  As of today, Tuesday January 31, 2023, it is no longer a criminal offence to possess under 2.5 grams of certain previously illicit [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Vedika Chawla, a second-year student at the National Law University, Delhi.  Next week the Indian Supreme Court is set to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) as well as a separate plea by advocates in India challenging the [...]

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Jony Mainaly is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent in Nepal. She files this from Kathmandu. Nepal’s Supreme Court Friday declared deputy prime minister and home minister Rabi Lamichhane’s Nepali citizenship invalid and therefore nullified his election to the House of Representatives in the November 2022 election. The decision has caused him to resign from his position as [...]

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Transparency International (TI) Tuesday released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, a comprehensive measure of corruption throughout the world. TI is a global NGO made up of legal experts and businesspeople who report on the levels of corruption throughout the world’s governments. Each country receives a score on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being incredibly [...]

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The Memphis Police Department Monday announced that two more officers were relieved of duty at the beginning of the month in connection to the death of Tyre Nichols. In its public statement, the department reported they relieved the sixth officer, Preston Hemphill, of duty due to his use of a taser during Nichols’ traffic stop. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Monday ruled against Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) attempt to resolve its multi-billion dollar litigation over claims that its talcum-based powders were carcinogenic. The decision reversed an early Bankruptcy Court order in favor of J&J. The circuit court’s decision is the first judicial rejection of the so-called [...]

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The presiding judge of the corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma Monday announced that he will be recusing himself from the case. Judge Piet Keon revealed his decision to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, citing concerns over the “integrity of the judicial process.” The decision comes after Keon rejected Zuma’s application to [...]

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