The Virgin Islands Bar Association has presented a wide-ranging draft resolution to the American Bar Association urging its House of Delegates in their meeting next week to temporarily cancel in-person administrations of the bar examination and to not administer any other in-person bar examination during the COVID-19 pandemic until and unless public health authorities determine [...]

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Yesterday, the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple testified before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee in a hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power.” As Congress takes up the question of market power in the tech sector, the time is ripe to consider the issue in our broader economy. For decades, corporations in a [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the Multnomah County Circuit Court against the City of Portland in connection with the Portland Police Bureau’s use of livestreaming demonstrations in downtown Portland. Following the death of George Floyd, thousands of individuals have protested in Portland. According to the lawsuit filed [...]

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In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, Vermont passed a police bill that prohibits the use of chokeholds and requires officers to wear body cameras. The General Assembly passed the bill unanimously and Governor Phil Scott signed it into law on July 13, 2020. At the bill’s signing, Governor Scott stated: Exactly eight [...]

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The Simonovsky District Court in Moscow has fined Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, FBK, 600,000 rubles ($8,262) for violating Russian NGO laws regarding foreign agents, reports Russian court watchdog RAPSI. Navalny is a Russian anti-corruption politician who opposes incumbent President Vladimir Putin. He has been placed under arrest multiple times for charges that [...]

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An independent panel of experts has cleared Akinwunmi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), of corruption charges. The African Development Bank, established in 1963, provides financing to African countries for projects that contribute to economic and social development. The Code of Conduct for Executive Directors, adopted in 2001, did not apply to [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed an order from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denying third-party presidential candidates automatic placement on the November 2020 Pennsylvania ballot because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Libertarian, Constitution, and Green Parties of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit against state officials [...]

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Wednesday that there will be a phased withdrawal of federal law enforcement from Portland. Federal law enforcement agents entered Portland following recent protests and riots over the killing of George Floyd and threats to federal property, including the Portland federal courthouse. Following [...]

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Extrajudicial killings are acts of violence carried out by law enforcement agencies without any judicial authorization. This is usually done by the state to enforce what may be called ‘instant justice’ by circumventing the elaborate procedure established through the criminal justice system. Even though it must be seen as an aberration to the well-entrenched principle [...]

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday, June 22nd to suspend several categories of working visas until December 31, 2020. The “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the US Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” includes suspension of various working visas namely, H-1B, which is most favored by Indian [...]

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