Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed HB 25 into law, which prohibits transgender athletes from participating on sports teams that do not align with the sex that they were assigned at birth. The law claims to “ past discrimination against girls in athletics on the basis of sex and equality of athletic opportunity between [...]

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A Hong Kong district court on Monday found that delivery worker-turned-activist Ma Chun-man was guilty of incitement to secession for his actions at over 20 protests and interviews last year. Famously named “Captain America 2.0” by news sources for dressing like the fictional character at demonstrations, Ma was the second person to be convicted under [...]

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Texas voters and grassroots political organization Voto Latino filed a lawsuit Monday in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas against Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Secretary of State John Scott, challenging Texas Senate Bill 6. The groups alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act. Senate Bill 6 sets forth new congressional [...]

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued President Joe Biden on Monday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati, seeking reinstatement of a Trump-era abortion referral ban which Biden reversed earlier this month. The Biden-era regulation which the US Department of Health and Human Services issued allows health centers to receive [...]

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The Munich Higher Regional Court on Monday sentenced Islamic State (IS) woman Jennifer Wenisch to a total of 10 years in prison for membership in a terrorist organization abroad, aiding and abetting attempted murder by omission, and a crime against humanity resulting in death. The court found the defendant guilty of allowing her former husband [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul offers observations on the Taliban’s targeting of perceived or potential opponents in Afghanistan who publicly object to their policies, who were associated with the previous [...]

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The Australian Government on Monday published a draft of a new online privacy act regulating social media companies. The proposed act, called the Online Privacy Bill, builds on Australia’s Privacy Act of 1988. The act purportedly “enables the introduction of a binding online privacy code for social media and certain other online platforms, and increases [...]

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A group of UN human rights experts Monday condemned the US policy of mass expulsions of Haitian migrants and refugees, warning that collective expulsions violate international law. Thousands of Haitian refugees have gathered in Texas since September, and the US began deporting them en masse, under the so-called “Title 42” policy put in place under [...]

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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 law student in Kabul offers his perspective on the recently-reported deaths from starvation of 8 children in Kabul. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding his [...]

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The Austrian federal chancellery on Saturday sent a draft law to parliament to legalize assisted death for seriously ill adults. The draft law follows the decision last December by the Constitutional Court of Austria that found the ban on assisted death to be unconstitutional. The court found that the ban violated the right to self-determination, [...]

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