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New Jersey governor Phil Murphy used his public, taxpayer-funded expense account to spend almost $12,000 at events at MetLife Stadium in northern New Jersey, including a Taylor Swift concert, according to records reviewed by POLITICO this week. The expenses started accumulating when Murphy took office in 2018, but have not grown since 2019. POLITICO obtained [...]

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Editors’ note: Amid surging violence between Hamas and Israeli forces, JURIST is seeking perspectives from law students, law professors and lawyers around the world. Neither this nor other commentaries in this series constitute JURIST editorial policy, nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team. This commentary was drafted by an Israeli law [...]

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Editors’ note: On Oct. 7, Hamas militants staged a surprise attack on Israel, as a result of which at least 1,400 Israelis were killed and hundreds were taken hostage. In the days since, Israeli forces have launched a counter-offensive in Gaza that has taken thousands of Palestinian lives, according to local reports. As tensions continue [...]

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An Egyptian court in Cairo delivered a verdict on Saturday sentencing renowned government critic Hisham Kassem to a six-month jail sentence and a fine, according to local independent media. The charges stem from an online dispute with former minister Kamal Abu Eita. Kassem has previously been lauded for his fervent support of independent journalism in [...]

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An attorney representing political activist Ahmed Douma took to social media Saturday to announce the activist’s release, made possible by a presidential pardon. Douma had endured a decade of incarceration within the confines of Egyptian state penitentiaries. Douma was resentenced to 15 years in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court in 2019 after initially being [...]

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Following global practice — including that of the U.S. military justice system — the Pakistan Army Act builds on maintaining good order and discipline among service members, as no military can effectively function without strict discipline. The court-martial, that is, trial by military officers of breaches of service-connected discipline, including crimes, sits at the heart [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Samar Veer, a third-year law student at National Law University, Delhi. India Thursday marked 74 years since the adoption of its Constitution. In line with longstanding tradition, Republic Day celebrations started off with a parade showcasing the [...]

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