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The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) formally announced Tuesday that it needs more than $1.6 billion in funding from the international community in order to meet budgetary shortfalls in 2022. In a statement, UNRWA Commissioner-General Phillipe Lazzarini said that 2022’s deficit was the most recent of a [...]

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A three-judge bench of the Victoria District of the Federal Court of Australia on Sunday unanimously upheld Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel the visa of 20-time grand slam and nine-time Australian Open tennis champion Novak Djokovic, setting the stage for the tennis legend to leave Australia immediately. The decision comes only two days [...]

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A Wisconsin county judge Thursday granted an injunction against the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in statewide elections. The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) issued guidance to county clerks about the use of drop boxes in March and again in August of 2020, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance permitted, but did not [...]

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A federal grand jury in the US District Court for the District of Maryland Thursday indicted Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, with separate counts of perjury and submitting false mortgage applications. The four counts are for events taking place between May 2020 and February 2021, during which Mosby allegedly received pandemic relief [...]

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The Australian Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke formally canceled Friday Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic’s temporary visa to Australia, only days after an Australian judge had ordered Djokovic’s visa reinstated and his passport returned. Hawke stated that the decision to cancel Djokovic’s visa was made on “health and good order grounds” and that it was in [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday stayed the Biden administration’s recent COVID-19 business vaccine mandate, but it permitted the vaccine mandate for facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs. In staying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) business vaccine mandate, the court reasoned that OSHA can “regulate occupational dangers” but lacks “the power to regulate public [...]

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The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law published a report Wednesday identifying thousands of people being held in Mississippi’s county jails while awaiting trial because they cannot afford bail or public defenders unavailable when required. According to the report, Mississippi’s county jails have more than 5,800 detainees. [...]

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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports for JURIST from New Delhi on the recent actions of a COVID-impacted Supreme Court of India as it deals with a security breach involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi just as several Indian states prepare to head to the polls. As of Wednesday, India recorded over 200,000 fresh COVID-19 cases [...]

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Australia’s Federal Circuit and Family Court Monday ruled that Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa was improperly cancelled by Australian border services, and that he must be allowed to enter Australia immediately. The reversal came about after Djokovic’s initial ban from entering Australia to compete in the Australian Open due to a failure to prove [...]

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The Italian government has approved a decree that extends the scope of the country’s green pass system and requires anyone over the age of 50 living in Italy to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Italy’s green pass system, which has been in place since October 15, currently requires all workers to present a green pass to [...]

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