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A group of Tanzanian villagers Wednesday filed legal action with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against the mining company Barrick Gold for a number of human rights violations at its North Mara Gold Mine. It is the first time that the mining company has faced legal action in Canada for human rights violations abroad. [...]

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The US District Court for the Nothern District of Florida Thursday blocked part of a Florida law that limits what professors at public universities can say about racism and sexism. Chief Judge Mark Walker condemned the blocked provisions, stating: The law officially bans professors from expressing disfavored viewpoints in university classrooms while permitting unfettered expression [...]

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The US Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Thursday announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan until June 30, 2024. This status was previously set to expire on December 31, 2022. TPS is a protective status for [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, JURIST Assistant Editor and Pitt Law 1L JP Leskovich reports on his experience as a local poll worker on November 8.  The world has been watching the US midterm elections, [...]

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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Wednesday released its interim election observation report on the US midterm elections. The report, released approximately two weeks before the November 8 election, expressed concerns about “intensely divisive” rhetoric, threats to election administrators, lack of trust in media and other issues. One of the key themes [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 1L JP Leskovich reports on how the counting of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania is complicated and delayed by the absence of legislative authorization for “pre-canvassing”.  Monday was the [...]

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Democratic members of Congress Friday asked the State Department to review US obligations regarding abortion rights under international law and remind US states passing restrictive abortion laws of those obligations. In a letter, the group of 69 lawmakers explained: Regression on abortion rights in the United States threatens our standing as a global leader on [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday declined to consider whether people born in American Samoa are entitled to birthright citizenship under the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Currently, people born in American Samoa can apply for US citizenship but do not receive it automatically at birth. “The Justices continue to avoid answering basic questions about [...]

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