EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.

In his inaugural address at a conclave on “Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recognized the importance of mother tongue. He stated that, “There is no dispute that children learn faster in the dialect they speak at home. This is a major reason for the National Education Policy, [...]

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Since March 2020, the American legal community has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the nation sits on the brink of financial and housing, healthcare, election, and immigration crises, state supreme courts and bar examiners insist on implementing the bar exam, further delaying the licensure of thousands of incoming attorneys. Their ostensible reason? To [...]

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The death of Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani, on January 3, 2020, revived the discussions and interpretations regarding national security on the international scene, the “right to protect”, the legitimate defense and the legality of the attack that caused his death through the United States’ unilateral intervention. This is an old worldwide discussion, with countless [...]

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On July 28, the University of Pittsburgh invited Professor Angela Davis, a world-renowned social justice educator and activist, to participate in a conversation on social justice and racial discrimination as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s 2020 Diversity Forum. Provost Ann Cudd and Senior Vice Chancellor Kathy Humphrey facilitated the thought-provoking conversation, and I had [...]

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Facial Recognition Technology embodies a software that is capable of identifying and authenticating the identity of an individual by recognizing the physical traits of their face. The underlying technology, machine learning, characterizes a subject based on relative facial features and expressions from a photograph, video or in real-time. The technology has advanced at an alarming [...]

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At the height of a global pandemic, and shortly after the expiration of the CARES Act which provided a temporary safety net to millions of Californians, the Supreme Court of California issued an order denying retroactivity of the 1390 Cal Bar Exam (CBX) cut score to February 2020 applicants who had already met this standard. [...]

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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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