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Thomas Kraemer is Senior Counsel at Kakar Advocates in Kabul, Afghanistan, and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a Special Correspondent for JURIST currently based in Istanbul, Türkiye.   Afghanistan’s Supreme Leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, recently issued an order directing the manner of processing of “principal documents”.  The order does not [...]

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James Ekin is a UK staff correspondent for JURIST.  The Scottish Parliament does not have the unilateral power to call a second independence referendum in the country, the UK Supreme Court said in a judgement published here Wednesday morning. The unanimous ruling from the UK’s top judges said the Scottish government would need approval from [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Vedika Chawla, a second-year student at the National Law University, Delhi. Last Thursday, the Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA), the lawyers association in India’s western state of Gujarat, declared an indefinite strike and passed a resolution [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya. She reports from Nairobi. Where do I start? A lot has happened since the presidential elections back in August. Currently, Kenya is in a really sad state. Inflation is becoming too much for the public and poverty is steadily on the rise. Food is expensive, oil [...]

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Thomas Kraemer is Senior Counsel at Kakar Advocates in Kabul, Afghanistan, and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a Special Correspondent for JURIST currently based in Istanbul, Türkiye.  The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has issued a decree directing that a plan be prepared [...]

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In the wake of the US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson overruling Roe v. Wade, residents of Vermont Tuesday voted to pass Proposal 5 amending the state constitution to formally include a right to reproductive freedom. The final vote was 211,157 in favor of adoption and 63,995 against. The amendment, as added to [...]

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Residents of Vermont Tuesday voted to adopt Proposal 2 that amends the state constitution to repeal language permitting slavery and indentured servitude. The final vote was overwhelming with 237,097 in favor of the amendment and 30,255 against. Vermont was the first state in the United States to adopt a constitution in 1777. The constitution prohibited [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. This dispatch is from Nakul Rai Khurana, a law student at Jindal Global Law School.  In New Delhi Wednesday, President of India Draupadi Murmu swore-in the Honorable Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud to become the 50th Chief Justice of India (‘CJI’). This [...]

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JURIST law student 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 2L David DeNotaris reports on the race between Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman for one of the two Pennsylvania seats in the closely-divided US Senate.  While overall [...]

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