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Oscar Stilley and Felipe Gomez, two private citizens, sued Doctor Alan Braid on Monday for violating Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8) that prohibits abortions six weeks into the pregnancy. Braid published an op-ed piece with The Washington Post claiming to have performed such an abortion earlier this month. In Braid’s op-ed, he stated that he [...]

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced on Monday actions against seven Central American officials who are accused of “undermining democracy” and “obstructing investigations into acts of corruption” in El Salvador and Guatemala. Blinken affirmed that the US “is committed to supporting the people of northern Central America by fortifying democracy, rule of law, and [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on new internal security measures by the new regime and ongoing issues relating to the operation of Afghan banks. [...]

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The European Union Monday joined an outcry of international criticism over the execution of nine men by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen. In a statement,  the EU said it “strongly opposes the death penalty at all times and in all circumstances. It is a cruel and inhumane punishment, which fails to act as a [...]

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On Friday, Amazon and the Big Five American publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House—independently moved to dismiss a price-fixing lawsuit against them. The suit was brought by direct purchasers of ebooks as a class action in the Southern District of New York in January of 2021. The class is represented by [...]

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The US Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Wednesday December 1. In the wake of Texas’ six-week abortion ban, Dobbs has become a highly anticipated ruling that could affirm or eliminate the right to abortion established by Roe v. Wade in 1973. In 2018, [...]

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Venezuela’s judicial independence has been deeply eroded, according to a recent report from the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The report details the central role that Venezuela’s justice system has played in perpetuating state impunity for human rights violations and repressing government opponents. Thursday’s report, which draws on interviews [...]

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India Chief Correspondent Neelabh Bist reports on a speech Saturday by Chief Justice of India N. V Ramana deploring the Indian justice system as “colonial” and calling for its “Indianisation” for the benefit of ordinary litigants. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. The world’s largest democracy is facing multiple perils these days. One [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Thursday denied Republicans’ request to dismiss a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats. Republicans aimed for the case to be moved to state court, as the Wisconsin Supreme Court is controlled by conservative judges, but the panel’s ruling keeps the case in [...]

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