Now, perhaps more than ever, people in the United States are questioning the role of our judicial branch of government. With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy, conversations about judges’ impartiality have become mainstream. These conversations are at [...]

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The plight of the Bru (Reang) tribe has remained vastly unheard in the Indian subcontinent. It has been almost 23 years since their exodus and no media house has bothered to consider covering this issue of great concern. The Bru are a community indigenous to northeast India, living mostly in Tripura, Mizoram, and Assam whose [...]

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The recent controversy ignited by the exploratory drills conducted off the coast of Cyprus is just the latest addition to the chain of conflicts between Greece and Turkey. The apparent reason for the spark seems to be the new-found energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which has attracted competition in the region. However, there [...]

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Several pharmaceutical companies are beginning middle or late stage trials of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in Brazil and South Africa, leaving trials in other developed countries for sometime later. Meanwhile, in the United States, Black and other minority recruitment for trials lag: Michael said several factors have led to “a perfect storm of not goodness” for [...]

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At the beginning of July 2020, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment invited suggestions to its planned amendment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (“the Act”). The amendment sought to decriminalize offenses under Sections 89, 92(a), and 93 of the Act. Further, a new section (Section 95A) was introduced which modified [...]

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This year’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Student Program selectees cannot afford a postponed bar exam or supervised practice alternatives that require bar passage at the next administration. The challenges faced by 2020 Bar Examinees across the country have a common thread, and those of us fortunate enough to be chosen to serve our county are [...]

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