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Minister Alexandre de Moraes of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) Wednesday fined messaging app Telegram 1.2 million reals ($236,495) for failing to comply with judicial orders to suspend five accounts supporting former President Jair Bolsonaro in connection with the January 8 storming of state institutions. In an event reminiscent of the January 6, 2020 attack [...]

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Mifepristone manufacturer GenBioPro Inc. Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of West Virginia, challenging the state’s restrictions on medication abortions. Mifepristone is a generic medication abortion pill approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used up to ten weeks of pregnancy. GenBioPro alleges that West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection Act [...]

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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. The Supreme Court of India Friday dismissed a plea challenging the Caste Census initiated in the Indian state of Bihar. By terming the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) [...]

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In Indian society, marriages are an essential part of life and are considered divine and sacrosanct. The concepts of progressive marriage are still trying to find their place in a world where the relationship between society and law is a hare and tortoise race. While the view of women as chattel is gradually changing, remedies [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday denied review of a US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision favoring Walmart in a race bias lawsuit brought by a former pharmacist. Yves Wantou, a former pharmacist at a Walmart in Texas, filed a lawsuit against Walmart in the Western District of Texas in 2016 claiming racial [...]

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“Is your hour’s labor worth mine?” In a dystopian economy such as India’s, the pursuit of social justice remains a utopian agenda. Despite globalization, the general equilibrium rests on social exclusion, consumption disaggregation, and bonded and child labor.  When it comes to the regulation of collective labor relations, the restrictive policies of government control have [...]

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The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) was established under the 2004 Constitution, which defined the powers and functions of the executive, judiciary, and legislative branches. Under it, the president was constitutionally considered the head of state with authority in the three branches mentioned above. As the head of state, the president had [...]

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Religious leaders from diverse faith backgrounds Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s abortion ban in the Circuit Court of St. Louis City. The challengers argue that the Missouri abortion law violates the Missouri Constitution. They seek a permanent injunction on enforcement of the provisions of the law based on the belief that the ban is [...]

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