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Ten Republican attorneys general (AGs) filed a multi-state amicus brief Monday with the US Supreme Court in the Pennsylvania mail-in ballot challenge, Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowed mail-in ballots to be received up to three days after Election Day, even without postmarks. The AGs of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, [...]

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A Texas judge ruled Friday that El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego’s shutdown order was valid. The order, issued in response to rising COVID-19 cases, temporarily closes all non-essential businesses in the area. Directly after Samaniego issued the shutdown order over a week ago, a group of restaurant owners filed a lawsuit to have the [...]

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The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Friday blocked Governor Tony Evers’ third emergency order to limit public gatherings and business occupancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court blocked the order after a lower court declined to grant an injunction. The court reasoned that the emergency order was unenforceable in light of a recent Wisconsin Supreme [...]

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In a 5-3 decision on Monday, the US Supreme Court rejected requests to allow Wisconsin to maintain modifications to its election rules to extend the deadline for counting mail-in ballots received after Election Day. There was no one opinion agreed upon by the five justices ruling against the election modifications. Chief Justice John Roberts and [...]

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez declared a state of emergency Sunday after a new spike in COVID-19 infections in the country. Sánchez further imposed a nighttime curfew on citizens and prohibited meetings of more than six people. Regional travel may also be limited under the order. After facing relatively a higher number of cases early [...]

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With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of retreat in nearly 180 countries across the globe, the race for discovering the vaccine for it is ongoing at a hysterical pace. Scientists and Medical Institutions around the world are working day and night to find a cure. While major pharmaceutical companies around the world have locked [...]

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The entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 catastrophe which according to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine has affected the lives of at least 13.4 million people and the demise of more than 581,000 people across the globe. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous countries were forced to implement nationwide lockdowns resulting [...]

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Multiple jurisdictions have made the decision to switch to remote bar exams in October, in lieu of in-person exams in July and September. This is a laudable interim decision because it eliminates for so many the primary concern with this year’s bar exam cycle: exposure to COVID-19. For countless examinees, the stress of their own [...]

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