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The Tallahassee Division of the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction blocking Florida’s controversial “anti-riot” bill, delivering a blow to one of Governor Ron DeSantis’s central election promises and a victory to civil rights groups. HB1, “Combating Public Disorder,” was signed into law by DeSantis in [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday blocked a Tennessee law that outlawed abortions based on certain reasons, such as a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome or the race or gender of the fetus. The court also blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban. Tennessee enacted the anti-abortion measure, including the “reason [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a female law graduate in Kabul offers her observations and perspective. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding her name and institutional affiliation. The text has been [...]

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) raised concerns Thursday about Turnitin’s proposed acquisition of Ouriginal. Turnitin first announced its intent to acquire Ouriginal in March 2021. Turnitin and Ouriginal are anti-plagiarism software vendors that largely provide their services to higher education consumers, such as educational institutions. They are two of only three companies that [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a highly controversial Texas law, Senate Bill (SB8), which bans all abortions after six weeks and authorizes citizens to report individuals who assist or intend to assist people seeking to terminate their pregnancies. The complaint asserts that the law defies the Supremacy Clause [...]

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California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that will stop plastic waste exported out of the country from being marked as “recycled.” Assembly Bill 881 changes the designation of exported plastic waste to “disposal” as opposed to “recycled” for the purposes of the states recycling program, with few exceptions. In order for plastic waste to qualify as [...]

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On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper sentenced Qin Shuren, founder of LinkOcean Technologies, to two years in federal prison for violating the Export Administration Regulations, as well as visa fraud, money laundering, and smuggling. Qin claims that the technologies were not top secret and he was unaware of the university’s intended use for the [...]

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The central government informed the Indian Supreme Court Wednesday that the armed forces have “themselves decided” to induct women into the military through the National Defence Academy for permanent commission. The move comes just days after the Supreme Court issued an interim order allowing women to appear for the NDA admission exam in response to [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a law student in Kabul offers his latest observations and perspective. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding his name and institutional affiliation. The text has been only lightly [...]

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Second Circuit Judge John Cooper blocked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis from temporarily banning masks in public schools Wednesday. Last week Cooper ruled that DeSantis could not punish local schools for requiring masks. DeSantis appealed the decision and sought to ban masks until a higher court rendered a final decision, but Cooper ruled in favor of [...]

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