The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that the New York convention does not conflict with state law doctrines of equitable estoppel which allow non-signatories to an arbitration agreement to compel arbitration. The case involves an American company (ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA) and a French company (F.L. Industries Inc.), which entered into three contacts, all of which [...]

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The Paris Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied Felicien Kabuga’s request to be released on bail pending his trial for his alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda. Kabuga is accused of financing and arming the Interahamwe militia, the militia responsible for the massacre of approximately 800,000 members of the Rwandan Tutsi [...]

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The US Supreme Court issued an Tuesday today denying the federal government’s request to block a plan to release elderly and low-risk prisoners of the Elkton Federal Correctional Institute (FCI-Elkton) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was ordered by a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on April [...]

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A federal judge ruled Monday against Kentucky Governor Andrew Beshear’s ban on out-of-state travel for Kentucky residents. The ban, which was issued in executive order 2020-258, prohibited Kentucky residents from traveling to any other state in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. It did, however, provide an exception for certain out-of-state travel, including [...]

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Maryland governor Lawrence Hogan signed an executive order on Saturday allowing the expedited release of hundreds of eligible inmates in an effort to enable social distancing and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the state’s prisons. Hogan’s order authorizes the Commission on Correctional Standards and the Maryland Parole Commission to expedite the release of eligible categories of [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma issued a temporary restraining order Monday against the state’s ban on abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The request for a temporary restraining order was brought to the court by abortion rights advocates against Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt after he issued an executive [...]

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A special US District Court panel of three judges on Saturday denied California inmates’ request that a certain category of inmates be released in order to allow the physical distancing necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The request, which was filed on March 25, invoked an order entered by the special panel in 2009 [...]

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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s chairman said Friday that the US Secretary of the Interior has issued an order disestablishing the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation and taking its land out of federal trust. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s land was taken into trust by the US Department of the Interior in September 2015. However, relying on the US Supreme [...]

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