A federal judge ruled Friday that St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a healthcare provider in Cincinnati, has authority to require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This appears to be the first ruling in the US involving a request for an injunction against a private employer’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The employees of St. Elizabeth hospital must receive [...]

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The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), in collaboration with the Investment Industry Organization of Canada (IIROC), published guidance Thursday to assist crypto trading platforms in meeting their marketing, advertising, and social media compliances under securities law and IIROC rules. The move came after regulators observed a recent surge in marketing campaigns by crypto trading platforms. This [...]

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The US House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack sent subpoenas to four of Former President Trump’s closest advisors on Thursday. “The Committee is investigating the facts, circumstances, and causes of the January 6th attack and issues relating to the peaceful transfer of power, to identify and evaluate lessons learned and [...]

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Rights groups on Friday called for the immediate release of Sosthene Kambidi, a journalist arrested on terrorism charges in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kambidi works for Congolese news site Actualite.cd and sometimes works with international press agencies such as Reuters and RFI. Kambidi accompanied several other journalists on a reporting trip in March 2017 [...]

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A federal appeals court in Los Angeles overturned the decision to house homeless people living on the streets of Skid Row in a controversial ruling on Thursday. The judgment means that Los Angeles County will not be legally required to house homeless people in Skid Row. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent a human rights catastrophe in Myanmar. The UN Human Rights Office issued a new report documenting serious human rights and international humanitarian law violations. This includes violations of the rights of life, liberty and security of person; freedom [...]

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Google LLC on Friday filed a writ petition against the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in the Delhi High Court for the alleged leak of a confidential report. The report was prepared after a two-year investigation ordered by the CCI in April 2019 over concerns pertaining to Google’s alleged abuse of its dominant position in [...]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday that his office is suing Senate Republicans in order to stop them from subpoenaing the personal information of voters. The lawsuit alleges that their efforts to subpoena the personal information of nine million Pennsylvanians invades Pennsylvanians’ right to informational privacy under the Pennsylvania Constitution. As part of a “forensic [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Covington & Burling LLP filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the newly draw legislative districts enacted last week in Ohio. In recent years, Ohio has faced several changes and challenges to its process for drawing legislative districts. In 2018, Ohio primary voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that [...]

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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 apparent reinstitution of harsh corporal punishments by the Taliban leadership. For privacy and security reasons we are [...]

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