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Wisconsin’s Court of Appeals District III temporarily blocked Emergency Order #3 Limiting Public Gatherings Friday, preventing enforcement of the directive designed to limit public indoor gatherings to 25 percent of a building’s total capacity. The limit had not applied to schools, polling locations, and churches. The administration of  Governor Tony Evers had issued the order [...]

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The California Court of Appeal First Appellate District has ordered San Quentin State Prison (SQ) to reduce its population by half. The move is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Tuesday order follows a writ of habeas corpus filed by Ivan Von Staich, an inmate in the prison. Staich, 64, suffers from respiratory problems. [...]

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The US Supreme Court voted 5-3 to uphold Alabama’s ban on curbside voting Wednesday evening, drawing a sharp dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who claimed the requested injunction “lifts burdensome requirements rather than imposing them.” The one-paragraph order released Wednesday evening stemmed from a lawsuit disputing the curbside voting ban imposed by Alabama Secretary of [...]

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Several separate lawsuits have been filed in opposition to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule and Department of Labor (DOL) rule on H-IB visas, both announced by the Trump administration on October 8. The DHS rule, set to become effective December 7, sets out revisions and clarifications to the regulatory definition and standards of [...]

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Judge James Babler of the Barron County Circuit Court in Wisconsin Monday reinstated Governor Tony Evers’s emergency order setting in place precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as Wisconsin experiences a surge in new cases. Judge Babler denied the Tavern League of Wisconsin’s motion to continue blocking the order, originally issued on October 6. [...]

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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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