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Justice Stephen O’Meara of the Supreme Court of Victoria Wednesday dismissed a case brought by the Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) against Parks Victoria (PV) to stop the “inhumane killing” of brumby horses. PV is the government agency responsible for “managing a diverse estate of more than 4 million hectares including 3,000 land and marine parks [...]

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The unconstitutional state of affairs doctrine, having its roots in a 1998 judgement of the Colombian Constitutional Court (CCC), has gained immense popularity due to the systemic, policy-based, manifestly illegal acts of executive branches of governments worldwide. Calls for recognizing the existence of an unconstitutional state of affairs have persistently been made in the Latin [...]

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With New Zealand passing the Plain Language Act, bidding farewell to inexplicable jargon and complex language from its bureaucracy, it’s time India considers passing similar legislation. Indian laws have frequently been criticized for their poor and archaic drafting that makes them difficult to comprehend. The reluctance of Indian lawmakers to depart from traditional practises of [...]

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A US Circuit Court Thursday declared the law preventing those subject to a domestic violence restraining order from owning a gun, unconstitutional. In the case of United States v. Rahimi, the US Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit found that the law was an unconstitutional restraint on Americans’ Second Amendment rights to own a firearm.  [...]

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A New York state judge Wednesday admonished former President Donald Trump and his legal team for “excess verbiage” in legal filings, which prompted New York Attorney General Letitia James to request sanctions on Tuesday. However, Judge Arthur Engoron, who is overseeing the civil lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court, declined to sanction Trump’s legal [...]

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The State of Texas Wednesday executed Wesley Ruiz after the US Supreme Court denied Ruiz’s petition to for a stay. Ruiz, convicted of fatally shooting a Texas police officer, filed an application with the court on Tuesday to stay his execution and consider his petition for a writ of certiorari. The court denied both the [...]

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