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The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued an order Tuesday granting in part to allow law school graduates to practice in Washington, DC, without having sat for the bar exam. The order grants the request in part and states that the court is preparing emergency rules to be released by Monday, September 28. These [...]

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Speaking Monday in a UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) debate on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that governments providing healthcare and social protection to all citizens would be able to mitigate the shock of COVID-19, but other countries would need to cease human rights violations [...]

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Four rights groups filed a complaint Monday against US migrant detention center Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), alleging “medical neglect” and a lack of COVID-19 safety measures. Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network filed the complaint based on allegations made by a nurse who [...]

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The Delhi High Court on Saturday announced that it has reduced the number of physical hearings it will have due to an “alarming” rise in COVID-19 cases and a majority of lawyers preferring virtual hearings. Physical hearings started on September 1 and will not be completely discontinued. Starting September 15, “one division bench and two [...]

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Advocates for prison reform commemorated the Sunday, September 13 anniversary of the Attica prison uprising with protests in New York City and Albany, calling for improved treatment of incarcerated people. Forty-nine years ago, inmates at Attica Correctional Facility in New York, who described the conditions of their confinement as little short of torture, led an [...]

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India’s $265 billion COVID relief package has been criticized by many experts as falling short of expectations. In a speech before releasing the package, the Indian Prime Minister declared that the package will focus on land, labor, liquidity, and laws. The majority of the discussion has been around the proportion of fiscal and liquidity relief [...]

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Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for protective equipment, hand sanitizers, and other disinfecting materials has been on a steady rise, ushering an increased effort for mass production both in the United States and around the world. While many domestic and international factories shift from manufacturing consumer goods to medical-grade supplies, there [...]

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Albert Camus, 20th-century French writer, published in 1956, the book “La Chute” (The Fall), achieving public success and criticism. A year later, in 1957, Camus received the Nobel Prize for Literature, for his work as a whole. La Chute is a monologue in which the character Jean-Baptiste Clamence, a lawyer, discusses his life and values, criticizing himself [...]

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The coronavirus epidemic has upended every aspect of our lives. For weeks, people have been stuck at home, unable to go to their jobs, see their friends, run errands, or even go outside. Most businesses are closed or offer only very limited service. The same is true of public services, some of which are limited, [...]

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