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Law students from the European Union are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting the EU and its member states. Here Luisa Gambs, a German law student at the University of Augsburg doing her LL.M. this year at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, offers her perspective on the upcoming US midterms. [...]

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Russian dissident and critic Alexei Navalny Thursday announced that the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a new criminal case against him. The committee alleges Navalny promoted and called for terrorism, publicly called for extremism, financed extremist activities and rehabilitated Nazism. Navalny is currently serving out a nine-year sentence for parole violations, fraud and contempt of [...]

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Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of President Biden’s speech criticizing the Supreme Court’s rejection of Roe v. Wade is that he gave the speech at all. Presidents historically have wisely refrained from commenting on Supreme Court decisions. Biden’s delivery of the speech on the very same morning that the Court delivered its opinion in Dobbs [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday struck down part of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), ruling in favor of Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz sued the Federal Election Commission (FEC) over a $260,000 personal loan made to his senatorial campaign, which he attempted to recoup the costs of in violation of the BCRA’s section [...]

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In the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning a half-century of abortion jurisprudence, Justice Samuel Alito repeatedly argued that this difficult issue should be decided by the people through their elected representatives. Such calls for democracy to work, however, should be looked at with great skepticism by the American people, given how often and how [...]

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Brian Benjamin, the Lieutenant Governor for New York, resigned Tuesday after being charged with bribery, honest services wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit those offenses. Benjamin allegedly directed a state-funded grant to a non-profit controlled by a real estate developer in exchange for campaign contributions. Benjamin is also charged with two counts of falsifying records.  [...]

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