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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) Wednesday held its first hearing in Beatriz v. El Salvador, a case addressing abortion access in El Salvador. Beatriz, whose real name is witheld for privacy, was denied an abortion in El Salvador despite risks to her health. In early 2013, Beatriz was informed by doctors that her [...]

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In a Wednesday article for the National Review, US Fifth Circuit Judge James Ho and US Eleventh Circuit Judge Elizabeth Branch called for law schools to “crackdown” on punishments for law student protestors. Ho and Branch argued that universities that allow their students to “disrupt without consequences” promote intolerance. While many universities have policies in [...]

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The Australian Disability Royal Commission Tuesday published their final progress report for 2022, detailing findings on the challenges people with disabilities face in public spaces, including sexual abuse, assault and discrimination. The report details the findings of seven public hearings conducted between July and December of 2022. Public Hearing 28 focused on the violence and [...]

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College students across Florida staged walkouts this week in protest of Governor Ron DeSantis’ proposal to ban diversity, equity and inclusion programs and associated “belief systems” on college campuses. House Bill 999 targets diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs and the study of critical race theory at public Florida universities. The bill includes a ban [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a Great Lakes Insurance SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty Co., LLC, which asks the court to determine whether a choice of law clause in a maritime contract can be deemed unenforceable due to “strong public policy.” While this case looks at choice of law in maritime contracts [...]

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