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US District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amit Mehta ruled Friday that the Trump administration should resume issuing diversity visas to immigrants from underrepresented countries. The ruling partially lifted a freeze on a wide range of immigrant and temporary visa processes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The freeze was enacted in June, which [...]

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Voting rights advocates filed a motion Friday asking the North Carolina Supreme Court to review a superior court decision which denied them a preliminary injunction in a critical voting rights case. At issue is the decision by some counties in North Carolina to use ExpressVote voting machines for the November election. The plaintiffs in the [...]

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The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that law school graduates must pass the state’s bar exam to practice law, refusing a request to waive that requirement in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. More than 50 members of the Florida bar filed a petition last month requesting the court to adopt emergency rules to [...]

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A US federal appeals court on Thursday upheld an Illinois COVID-19 lockdown order restricting gatherings to no more than 50 people, rejecting a legal challenge by the Republican Party. In response to the pandemic, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker had issued an executive order outlining public health requirements for the citizens of Illinois to follow. But [...]

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US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, along with other Republican committees, filed suit Wednesday against Montana Governor Steve Bullock over his universal vote-by-mail directive. There have been endless battles between Republicans and Democrats in the use and validity of mail-in voting for the November election in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Republicans believe that Democrats [...]

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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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