LEGAL NEWS & COMMENTARY

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an agency order Tuesday temporarily halting residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. This order was made under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act. The moratorium on residential evictions is proposed to address the need for people to be able to [...]

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A California Superior Court judge in Alameda County granted a preliminary injunction on Monday, preventing The Regents of the University of California (UC) from considering ACT and SAT scores in admissions or scholarship decisions. Plaintiffs in the case argued that UC’s “test-optional” policy violates the Americans with Disability Act by denying applicants with disabilities “meaningful [...]

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The US Mission to International Organizations in Geneva (US Mission) responded Wednesday to a UN panel that determined certain states “appear to be manipulating the COVID-19 crisis to curb access to essential abortion care.” In its response, the US Mission rejected the idea of an “assumed right to abortion” and denounced the panel’s interference. The [...]

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A circuit judge in Florida on Monday invalidated an emergency order requiring “brick-and-mortar” schools to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. This order granting a temporary injunction is the result of a lawsuit filed by Florida Education Association (FEA), Florida’s largest teachers’ union, seeking to prevent the reopening of schools and resuming of in-person instruction. Judge Charles [...]

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The Public Rights Project (PRP), a California-based civil rights organization, has issued an open letter to the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the state bar examiners of 34 states “in response to the ongoing problems and systemic unfairness resulting from efforts to administer the bar exam during a global pandemic,” calling for law graduates [...]

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With a view to ensure that classes are not scheduled online, this week, the Trump administration is considering a policy targeting nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students. The policy position is that students on these visas attending schools that operate entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. [...]

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  “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Andy McIntyre   The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global crisis in various sectors throughout the world. Education, in particular, is affected in some ways. The education which was previously received in the classrooms has now totally gone digital. This enabled the platform of [...]

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