EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.

In a filing this past week with the Supreme Court in Texas v. Pennsylvania, Ohio’s Attorney General, David Yost, and its Solicitor General, Ben Flowers, lent support to Texas’s fanciful claim that Pennsylvania’s, Wisconsin’s, Michigan’s and Georgia’s presidential votes favoring Joe Biden were somehow “tainted” by the illegal “rewriting” of election laws by State courts [...]

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With the continuing pandemic – and expiring housing and unemployment benefits across the country – millions of people may have their utilities cut off soon. Meanwhile, at least 13 states currently have expired moratoriums on water shut-offs. Many notable COVID-19 hotspot states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma) never implemented any moratorium on utility shut-offs. For those facing [...]

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The Teitiota family from a little-known Pacific island didn’t intend to become a catalyst for expanding the concept of asylum—but they became one anyway.  In 2015, New Zealand denied the family’s asylum claim and deported them, despite the parents’ plea that their three children’s health and well-being were at risk amid crop failure, withering coconut [...]

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As the political conversation in the United States increasingly scrutinizes the problems with policing and the inequities within America’s criminal justice system, many books have been published on the topic. From Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, to Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, to Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be An Anti-Racist, these books paint a [...]

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Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court adds another originalist to the bench and cements a strong conservative majority on the Court. Although Democratic politicians have for years warned voters that the next election could determine the future of reproductive health care access, warning that ongoing respect for the right to abortion [...]

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This article is written in view of the recent Reply (GJ/63/2020) made by the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China in Geneva in pursuance of a Joint Communication (AL CHN 16/2020). The Joint Communication was made by a number of Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups in the United Nations in August 2020 in [...]

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As a rabbi who has not attended an indoor prayer service since March, I still would have been happy if the Supreme Court had held that draconian restrictions on indoor religious services are unconstitutional. However, what the Court’s liberal and conservative justices actually evaluated in Roman Catholic Diocese v. Cuomo was whether New York’s coronavirus [...]

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“The safety of the people shall be the highest law.” – Cicero, On the Laws Abstract: From the beginning of his sordid presidency, Donald J. Trump has shown willful indifference to the security and justice of the United States, including unwillingness to find relevant fault with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, to separate himself from baseless conspiracy [...]

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Recently, Kavya Solanki of Gujarat, India has become the first-ever “Saviour Sibling” of India. She was conceived in order to provide bone marrow for her elder sibling, Abhijeet Solanki, suffering from the life-threatening disease Thalassemia. Saviour children are the children created through the Assisted Reproductive Techniques so that they are genetically compatible with the other sibling [...]

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