Student Commentary

China has been embroiled in numerous controversies since the onset of 2020. It has received significant flack worldwide as a result of a failure to report to the World Health Organization about the existence and spread of the novel COVID-19, as well as for engaging in a tense diplomatic and military stand-off with its neighboring [...]

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The long-offered and frequently invoked justification for the bar exam is that the public must be protected from legal incompetence. That is a legitimate, worthy, and necessary concern. Incompetent attorneys erode society’s trust in our profession. Bad lawyering costs clients their money, their rights, and sometimes even their lives.  Yet in their fervor to do [...]

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On 3rd January, 3:13 pm (EST) President Donald Trump addressed one of the most high profile press conferences of the decade. He announced the killing of Major General Qasim Soleimani, head of the feared Iranian Quds force. Though there had been previous reports by the Iraqi news agency as well as the United States Department [...]

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The Central Government, in continuation of its efforts to facilitate greater ease of doing business in India, has yet again announced the plans to decriminalize various minor technical and procedural defaults under the Companies Act, 2013, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this, seven compounding offenses will be completely eliminated, while five others will be dealt [...]

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After numerous decades, the order given by the Supreme Court of India, “reservation is not a fundamental right” has sparked an ardent political debate and unrest among backward communities. In this article, the author shall explain what was the view of the Supreme Court in earlier judgments regarding the reservation. Accordingly, the author shall explain [...]

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Four US publishers, including three from the big five, have sued the Internet Archive (IA) for mass copyright infringement under its emergency library program (ELP). IA is known for championing Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) through its open library, wherein it lends out e-copies of books it holds physically, maintaining a loaned-to-owned ratio. In response to [...]

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The Indian Government took the global media by storm when it announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps in India to counter the threat posed by these applications to the country’s “sovereignty and security”. The ban has been imposed under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, and justifying its move the government cited the [...]

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“Personhood” laws seek to classify fetuses as “persons” and grant them full legal protection under the US Constitution. These laws purport to protect the rights of a pregnant person, should they be involved in any sort of incident that terminates the pregnancy. Pro-choice individuals vehemently oppose Personhood laws because they broadly restrict an individual’s choice [...]

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