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 law student in Kabul offers his latest observations and perspective. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding his name and institutional affiliation. The text has been [...]

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The Government of India Friday filed an affidavit before the Delhi High Court averring that foreign commercial entities such as WhatsApp cannot challenge the constitutionality of Indian laws by invoking fundamental rights under the Indian Constitution. The affidavit was filed as part of the government’s response to WhatsApp’s lawsuit against the new Information Technology Rules [...]

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The Swiss Federal Administrative Court ruled in favor of Geneva-based tech company Proton Technologies on Friday in an appeal to overturn a 2020 order by the Swiss Post and Telecommunications Surveillance Services (PTSS) which required the company to adhere to certain data retention and disclosure obligations that went against the platform’s privacy practices. Proton Technologies is [...]

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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, whose murder conviction for the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman was overturned last month, has been resentenced to a reduced term of 57 months in prison. He was originally sentenced to 12 and a half years. Noor fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk, 40, in 2017. Ruszczyk called the police after hearing [...]

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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 personal observations and perspective on a new Afghan resistance movement that has been launched to counter the Taliban. For privacy and security [...]

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The Supreme Court again refused Friday to block enforcement of a Texas law that effectively bans all abortions after six weeks but agreed to fast-track oral arguments in two cases about the law. The two cases are Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas. The former case was brought by a coalition [...]

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday a new nationwide initiative to combat the practice of redlining. Redlining is a type of lending discrimination in which banks refuse to lend money to people seeking home loans because of their race or national origin. Redlining as a practice first came to prominence during the New Deal era [...]

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The UK’s Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) announced in a  statement Friday that five police offices will face misconduct proceedings following investigations into social media messaging. The investigations come in response to the Sarah Everand case. Everand was raped and murdered by a former police officer, Wayne Couzens, who received life imprisonment this month. The [...]

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an amended lawsuit Friday seeking a temporary restraining order and nationwide preliminary injunction to block the Biden administration from implementing the new COVID-19 vaccine requirements.   Brnovich filed the original lawsuit against the Biden administration in September. The original complaint claimed there was a difference in the treatment of U.S. [...]

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The Madras High Court ordered Friday the Tamil Nadu government to develop an exigency plan to guarantee that the midday meal scheme at schools is not suspended in the case of future emergencies, such as the Covid-19 outbreak. The direction came in a writ petition underlining the need to begin door-to-door delivery of cooked nutritious [...]

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