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A settlement of USD 118 million was reached Friday in a gender discrimination class action against Google. The class includes some 15,500 female employees who claim that they were undercompensated and denied advancement on the basis of gender. The case, Ellis v. Google LLC, was initiated in 2017 and accounts for Google’s conduct since September [...]

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UK human rights groups Wednesday filed for an injunction with the High Court in London to prevent the removal of asylum seekers under the new UK-Rwanda migration partnership. Without the injunction UK asylum seekers face removal to Rwanda, with the first removal flights scheduled to begin next week. Four asylum seekers and the groups Care4Calais, [...]

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The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) Wednesday reported that is uncovered 53 marked or unmarked burial sites at federal Native American boarding schools. The investigation is a part of the ongoing Federal Indian Boarding School initiative, a government effort to address the dark history of federal Native American boarding schools. From 1819 to [...]

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William Todd Wilson, regional leader of the Oath Keepers, Wednesday pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy and obstructing Congress in connection with the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. Wilson, 44 of Newton Grove, North Carolina, joined the Oath Keepers in 2016 and led an Oath Keepers chapter in Sampson County, North Carolina. A court filing [...]

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The New Zealand High Court Wednesday ruled that the COVID-19 rules used to control the borders during the pandemic were unlawful. A previous ruling similarly found COVID-19 restrictions to be unlawful. New Zealanders’ right to enter the country was delayed and made more difficult due to restrictions in place from April 2020 through February 2022.  [...]

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Last month a Federal District Court in North Carolina held that Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) could not be excluded from the 2022 primary ballot for his role in the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. The Court ruled that a ballot challenge brought against Representative Cawthorn by state voters under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment [...]

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Law students and young lawyers in Ukraine are filing for JURIST on the latest developments in that country as it defends itself against Russian invasion. Here, Kyiv-based lawyer and University of Pittsburgh LLM graduate Yaroslav Pavliuk reports.   As Ukraine enters the eighth week of Russian military aggression, the cost of the war rises dramatically. In [...]

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