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The US Supreme Court Tuesday reversed a ruling in favor of a deaf student who filed suit against his school district for not providing him with proper interpreters. The court first heard oral arguments on the case, Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools, on January 18. In its decision, the court found that, based on §1415(l) [...]

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Nullum crimen sine poena, “No crime without a punishment” The ICC Warrant Against Vladimir Putin The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin for committing egregious war crimes in Ukraine. With this law-enforcing issuance, the ICC acknowledges inter alia the continuing validity  of the Nuremberg Principles under international law. [...]

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In honor of the International Day of Francophonie, JURIST’s Chief Correspondent for Canada, Mélanie Cantin conducted an interview with Professor François Larocque, a professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in the French common law program, where she is a second-year student. Professor Larocque also holds the position within the university of Research [...]

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Canadian law students are reporting for JURIST on national and international developments in and affecting Canada. Mélanie Cantin is JURIST’s Chief Correspondent for Canada and a 2L at the University of Ottawa.  In honor of the International Day of Francophonie, this dispatch was published first in French; that version is available here. In honour of [...]

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Friday signed a bill which bans abortion pills in Wyoming and allowed a separate measure with further abortion restrictions to be passed without his signature. The abortion pills (misoprostol and mifepristone) are already fully banned in 13 states, and 15 states have restricted access and production of abortion pills. The bill makes [...]

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The Biden administration Thursday filed an amicus brief in Suncor Energy Inc. v. Board of County Commissioners of Boulder County on behalf of Colorado municipalities seeking damages against oil companies for “climate-change related injuries to property and residents.” The administration urged the US Supreme Court to reject the oil companies’ request to move the case from [...]

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The North Dakota Supreme Court Thursday upheld a preliminary injunction on the state’s abortion ban while litigation on the matter proceeds. The injunction stops enforcement of N.D.C. § 12.1-31-12, which went into effect after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June and found that there is no federal right to abortion in [...]

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In a Wednesday article for the National Review, US Fifth Circuit Judge James Ho and US Eleventh Circuit Judge Elizabeth Branch called for law schools to “crackdown” on punishments for law student protestors. Ho and Branch argued that universities that allow their students to “disrupt without consequences” promote intolerance. While many universities have policies in [...]

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Last week, the Supreme Court of India delivered a judgment that altered the appointment process for members of the Election Commission of India, the institution responsible for the integrity of the electoral process. The Commission consists of one Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), and since 1993, two additional Election Commissioners. Prior to this judgment, the executive [...]

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