India Vice President Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern Tuesday over a backlog of cases at all levels of the country’s court system and urged judges to address the issue to ensure prompt adjudication. Naidu expressed his concerns as part of a speech that he gave at the Platinum Jubilee meeting of the 76th Foundation Day of the [...]

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Multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi has been charged with manslaughter in France due to congenital disorders linked to its drug for epilepsy. The indictment filed Monday arose from four infants’ deaths from 1990 to 2014. The infants passed away after their mothers had taken the drug during their pregnancies. The court will now undertake an investigation [...]

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A US federal judge Tuesday extended three US welfare programs to the residents of Puerto Rico. The case, brought by nine low-income Puerto Ricans, examined the island’s access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicare Part D, which provides for prescription drug coverage. Although the US Congress granted citizenship to residents [...]

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed into law a bill to expand universal mail-in voting across the state as the US continues to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and attempts to navigate upcoming elections. The bill, passed along party lines, directs election officials to mail a ballot to every active registered voter in [...]

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Federal judge Analisa Torres of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that over one thousand absentee ballots previously deemed invalid because they lacked a timely postmark should be counted in the New York Congressional primary election. All eligible voters in New York were allowed to cast absentee ballots [...]

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The Kenyan High Court has issued an order stopping the implementation of Executive Order No. 1 of 2020, which had placed the country’s judiciary under the authority of the Kenyan executive branch led by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenyatta signed the executive order on May 11, moving the Judiciary, Judicial Service Commission, and 39 other ministries, [...]

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By a vote of 256-146 Tuesday afternoon, the American Bar Association House of Delegates approved Resolution 10G, urging “the highest court or bar admission authority of each jurisdiction to cancel and to not administer any in-person bar examination during the COVID-19 pandemic until and unless public health authorities determine that the examination can be administered [...]

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In a court filing released Monday, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said that the prosecutor has expanded the inquiry into President Trump’s now defunct charity beyond the original claims of illegal hush money payments and is investigating other potential criminal actions. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been investigating claims since [...]

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The US Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York threw out portions of a rule promulgated by the Trump administration Monday that sought to limit the scope of a federal aid package that mandated paid leave for employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, as part of the response to the [...]

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France refused Monday to ratify a 2017 extradition treaty with Hong Kong following China’s enactment of a controversial new national security law in the region, which French officials claim “calls into question the ‘one country, two systems’ principle.” French officials announced that “in light of the most recent developments, as things stand, France will not [...]

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