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Within the past 12 months, Jacinda Ardern has resigned as New Zealand’s prime minister, former Australian PM Julia Gillard’s famous “misogyny speech” celebrated its tenth anniversary, and the high-profile retrial against Australian Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann for the alleged rape of colleague Brittany Higgins was dropped for posing a “significant and unacceptable risk” to [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. Here Apoorv Vats, a second-year student at NALSAR University of Law, files from Hyderabad. The Supreme Court of India Friday dismissed a plea challenging the Caste Census initiated in the Indian state of Bihar. By terming the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) [...]

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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday released a proposed fair housing rule which puts back in place many fair housing obligations that the Trump administration rescinded in 2020.  The new rule revives many provisions of the 2015 Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, passed during the Obama administration. The 2015 rule [...]

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A Texas man filed a lawsuit Tuesday against six state-run medical schools, accusing them of violating anti-discrimination laws by using affirmative action to give preference to female and non-Asian minorities in admissions. The plaintiff, George Stewart, is a Texas man who was denied admission to all six public medical schools. He filed a class action [...]

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers Friday released a finalized definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) in the context of the country’s Clean Water Act (CWA). The CWA was first enacted in 1972, and multiple administrations have since attempted to revise what protectable waters entail and who defines [...]

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The Potlotek First Nation and Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs Monday dropped their civil suit against the Canadian federal government over fishing provisions. The groups announced that they will instead focus on providing legal defense to a Potlotek harvester who was fishing under a community-approved plan. “Deciding to discontinue a lawsuit is never an [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Monday affirmed a preliminary injunction from the District Court for the Western District of Louisiana blocking the White House’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. The ruling results from a 2-1 decision from the three-judge panel. Circuit Judge Kurt Engelhardt authored the opinion of the court, [...]

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