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In a virtual hearing Thursday, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court considered whether to intervene in the impeachment of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Lawyers for Krasner urged the court to declare the proceedings legally baseless. A four judge panel, evenly split between democrats and republicans, is hearing the case. The panel did not say when they [...]

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Jony Mainaly is JURIST’s Staff Correspondent in Nepal. She files this from Kathmandu. In the past month, Nepal has witnessed a shocking but not surprising series of events in the aftermath of the federal and provincial elections held on November 20. The events were shocking because such acts yet again scorned rule of law. But [...]

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Recent concerns about leaks of US Supreme Court decisions and Justice Clarence Thomas’s refusal to recuse himself in a case that might involve connections to his wife, Virginia Thomas, have spurred calls for a code of ethics for US Supreme Court justices. Although the Judicial Conference of the United States promulgated a Code of Conduct [...]

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Saturday announced through a spokesperson that he will not resign and will instead challenge a parliamentary report suggesting he may have illegaly concealed a crime at his private game farm. Ramaphosa’s announcement ends days of speculation over whether he would step down rather than face impeachment. The report, drafted by [...]

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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 on tensions that have lately arisen between the Indian Supreme Court and the country’s central government over the process of appointing members of India’s Election Commission.   Over [...]

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Wednesday voted to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Krasner, a former public defender and member of the progressive prosecutor movement, has faced sharp criticism from Pennsylvania Republicans since his election in 2021. Approved by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, articles of impeachment against Krasner passed the full House with [...]

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The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved articles of impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. The Republican-controlled committee voted fourteen to eight along party lines to report House Resolution 240 as committed, setting the stage for a full House of Representatives vote on Wednesday. House Republicans first filed articles of impeachment against Krasner on [...]

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Republican members of the Pennsylvania State House Wednesday filed articles of impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. State Representative Martina White, the only Republican legislator from Philadelphia, is the lead sponsor of the resolution. The House referred the resolution to the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning. The committee has not yet scheduled its next [...]

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On December 17, 2010, a vegetable vendor in Tunisia set himself ablaze in open defiance of police harassment, igniting the spark for a wave of democratic revolutions that spread like wildfire across the Arab world. In the decade since the revolutions swept the region, Tunisia has stood out as a success story, being the only [...]

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