Swiss multi-national commodity trading and mining firm Glencore agreed to pay over $1.1 billion to the US Tuesday as a part of a series of guilty pleas with the US, UK and Brazil. Glencore International A.G. and Glencore Ltd. both pled guilty to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), an anti corruption law, [...]

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Russia President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed a decree expediting the Russian citizenship process for residents living in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. The new decree allows for residents of Russian-occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts to more easily acquire Russian citizenship and passports. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin visited the two regions last week. During his [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Monday unanimously ruled in favor of a preliminary injunction against a Florida law regulating how social media companies moderate content on their platforms. Last May Florida enacted Senate Bill 7072, a bill which applies to social media platforms with annual gross revenues over $100 million or [...]

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Gambia’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Dawda A. Jallow, Wednesday confirmed governmental approval to prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for alleged atrocities. Minister Jallow relayed the confirmation while releasing the government’s white paper on the report of the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC). The TRRC was constituted in 2018 to investigate the [...]

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Police officers in Pakistan Wednesday charged and fired tear gas at supporters of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. The police officers were attempting to stop the supporters from reaching the capital Islamabad to demand a new election. According to a statement by Interior Ministry Official Amjad Malik given to Reuters, there were “reports that the [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched an investigation Tuesday into the US’s ongoing infant formula shortage. The FTC’s inquiry includes soliciting public comments regarding “factors that may have contributed to the infant formula shortage during the recall of certain Abbott formula products beginning in February 2022 as well as its impact on families and [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Monday ruled the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can keep its revised regulations on how stock market data is collected, consolidated, and disseminated. In 2020 the SEC introduced the new Market Data Infrastructure Rule. The rule “modernize the national market system for the collection, [...]

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The National Assembly of Quebec Tuesday adopted Bill 96, a controversial bill that overhauls the Charter of the French Language. The official title of Bill 96 is “An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Quebec.” Sponsored by Simon Jolin-Barrette, the bill reforms several pieces of Quebec legislation with far-reaching implications. 78 members [...]

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Mélanie Cantin is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Ottawa, and a rising 2L at the University of Ottawa.  On Friday May 13th, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in the case of R v Brown, rejecting the constitutionality of section 33.1 of the Criminal Code, a provision removing “extreme self-induced intoxication akin to [...]

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The United Nations Security Council urged the Taliban Tuesday to reverse its restrictions on the fundamental freedoms and human rights of Afghan women. During a 15-member state panel in Norway, the Security Council expressed “deep concern” over the policies being implemented in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Since taking rule of Afghanistan eight months ago, the [...]

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