The society holds a strong interest in the prosecution of a crime. Sixty (including two who were minors at the time) women came forward accusing America’s Dad of sexual assault and misconduct. The statute of limitation for sexual harassment (twelve years) applying on their case and Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court overturning Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict make [...]

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The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care & Rehabilitation) Bill, (2021), is expected to be tabled during the monsoon parliamentary session. The initial Bill was approved by the Lower House of the Parliament in 2018; however, it was never presented in the Upper House.  The 2018 proposal deals with human trafficking, as well as rescue safety [...]

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Climate change is a serious challenge facing countries. Least developed countries (LDCs) are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts due to a lack of adequate resources, particularly technological resources, required to mitigate/adapt to climate change impacts within their territories. Some international agreements recognize this technology challenge faced by LDCs and thus provide for technology [...]

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I am a Democrat and a strong admirer and supporter of President Biden. I think his administration and the Democratic leadership in Congress have achieved some striking successes so far. But my deeper loyalty, as a citizen and scholar, is to the constitutional system that has made America a great national experiment for almost 250 [...]

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“I was told there would be no math…” Lawyers often joke that they went to law school because they thought it meant they would never see another math problem. However, as more companies move their legal departments in-house, these organizations need their head lawyer to be both legally and financially fluent. Initially, the move toward [...]

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In the New York Times on May 20, 2021, there was a story about a government program to pay off early loans to black farmers, to compensate for past oppressive lending practices. Bankers were criticizing the program because early payoffs hurt bank profits. Some white farmers sued and won a TRO, the court finding that “Plaintiffs [...]

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America faces unprecedented and existential threats to voting rights, free and fair elections, and the very future of our democracy. Congress must take urgent action now — well within its constitutional powers — to stop these threats in their tracks. All it would take is a simple one-page bill. I have proposed a draft here.  [...]

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The 21st century has witnessed significant and progressive changes with regard to the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community, with various legislations and policies being enacted/repealed for the protection of queer persons, and the increasing acceptance of sexualities and sexual orientations, other than those that have been indoctrinated as ‘normal’. This has also helped [...]

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In India, prior to the enactment of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 (MHCA), health insurance for the treatment of mental health conditions had been a distant dream. In the absence of legal regulations, it had been standard practice for insurance companies to exclude mental health conditions from insurance coverage through standardized exclusion clauses in health insurance [...]

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In a historic decision on May 26, 2021, the Hague District Court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030, compared to 2019 levels. The ruling came in a petition filed by seven Dutch environmental organizations, of which Milieudefensie represented 17,379 individual claimants. The applicants argued that Shell should [...]

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