The Attorney General of Texas Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over federal guidance informing pharmacies that refusing to fill prescriptions for abortion medication breaks federal civil rights law. The complaint argues that the guidance was procedurally invalid and violates federal law, saying “the question of abortion is up to the people’s elected [...]

James Joseph is a UK staff correspondent for JURIST. Building on JURIST coverage dating back to September, the Criminal Bar Association’s Spokesperson has spoken directly with me to release further information on Saturday’s announcement in relation to the increase of prosecution fees to match those of defence advocates. The full details are below: Kirsty Brimelow [...]

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Amnesty International Tuesday called on on the government of India to immediately halt the demolition of homes in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Amnesty International believes the demolitions, which began Saturday, are “an extension of the brutal human rights violations the region of Jammu and Kashmir, the only Muslim majority region of India, has [...]

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The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Tuesday declared that the state’s public education system is unconstitutional due to its inequitable and inadequate funding across districts. In 2014, six Pennsylvania school districts, along with a collection of parents and advocacy organizations, filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Governor and a variety of [...]

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The UN Development Programme Tuesday reported that unemployment plays a key role in pushing people to join extremist groups in the Southern Sahara. The report indicates a 92 percent increase in the number of volunteer recruits pushed to such groups due to lack of jobs since the last such study conducted in 2017. The report [...]

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The Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal Monday ruled that policies requiring transgender men to undergo full sex re-assignment surgery (SRS) to alter gender markers on their Hong Kong ID cards are unconstitutional and quashed the decisions of previous courts. After hearing the submissions from both sides in January, the court held that the Commissioner [...]

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UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk Tuesday called on Mali to reverse its expulsion of Guillaume Ngefa-Atondoko Andali, head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Mali’s government declared Andali persona non grata on Sunday, but the UN confirmed that he was already outside Mali at the time. Andali’s expulsion from the country is [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Monday affirmed two consolidated cases upholding New York rent stabilization laws. In both cases, 74 Pinehurst LLC v. State of New York and Community Housing Improvement Program v. City of New York, landlords of various properties in New York sued, alleging that the state’s rent stabilization [...]

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The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court of India against certain directions given by the court in a recent case concerning Sikkimese Nepalis. On January 13, the court ruled that under Sikkim Income Tax Manual 1948, “ll persons engaged in business were subjected to tax irrespective [...]

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A judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California Monday gave preliminary approval to a settlement between United Airlines and a class of former flight attendants in a case brought by the flight attendants alleging that the airline issued insufficiently detailed wage statements. Judge Philip Gutierrez granted the flight attendants’ [...]

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