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A three-judge bench of the Victoria District of the Federal Court of Australia on Sunday unanimously upheld Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel the visa of 20-time grand slam and nine-time Australian Open tennis champion Novak Djokovic, setting the stage for the tennis legend to leave Australia immediately. The decision comes only two days [...]

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Kosovo’s Assembly passed a resolution on Saturday banning the nation’s Serbian minority from voting in Serbia’s upcoming constitutional referendum. The election is a move by Serbia to establish a more independent judiciary, which is a requirement for membership in the EU. Passed by a unanimous vote among the 76 lawmakers present at the extraordinary session, [...]

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A lawsuit challenging the construction of a master-planned community on an undeveloped, environmentally sensitive plot of land approximately 65 miles north of downtown Los Angeles was revived on Friday, even as a settlement in a companion case was reached this week. The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and the Center for Biological Diversity (“the plaintiffs”) [...]

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Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after Taliban takeover. Here, a law student in Kabul offers his perspective on recent conflicts within factions of the Taliban and suggests that if the Taliban cannot somehow connect with the new communities they are now governing there may be [...]

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A district court judge in Virginia on Friday found Virginia’s online civil court system violated First Amendment rights of the press and public because of the system’s restricted access to newly filed civil complaints. The Officer of the Court Remote Access (OCRA) system makes civil filings available to attorneys through a per-court subscription fee. Authorized [...]

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Glenn Youngkin, Virigina’s first Republican governor to win statewide office since 2009, signed 11 executive orders on his first day that include banning “critical race theory” and rescinding vaccine mandates for state employees. In his inauguration speech Saturday, Youngkin mentioned education as his policy priority. He promised to raise standards of education and teacher pay, and stated [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York Friday banned disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli for life from the pharmaceutical industry for using illegal tactics to keep other Daraprim (pyrimethamine) drug manufacturers out of the market. Daraprim is used to treat toxoplasmosis, which threatens the lives of people with weakened immune systems, [...]

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The Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state’s new congressional map Friday, saying it violated a state constitutional amendment barring partisan gerrymandering. The 4-3 decision began by calling gerrymandering “the antithetical perversion of representative democracy.” It noted that Ohio voters passed two amendments to constrain the legislature’s ability to draw partisan legislative maps, in particular the adoption [...]

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A Wisconsin county judge Thursday granted an injunction against the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in statewide elections. The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) issued guidance to county clerks about the use of drop boxes in March and again in August of 2020, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance permitted, but did not [...]

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