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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a seven-count indictment in federal court on Tuesday against Thomas Barrack, a campaign adviser to former President Donald Trump and the chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee. Matthew Grimes from Aspen and UAE national Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi were also charged. All three men have been charged with acting [...]

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While hearing a divorce case for a heterosexual Hindu couple a few days ago, the Delhi High Court opined that the time had come for the Central Government to introduce a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for all Indians. In an order dated July 7, 2021, the judge presiding over the case, Justice Prathiba M. Singh, exclaimed that the modern [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of the law students filing for JURIST from Myanmar reports Tuesday on the rapidly deteriorating conditions there as COVID-19 ravages the population. The public health care system is collapsing, and the military junta is actually making things worse. In the announcement made by the Ministry of Health and Sports at 8 [...]

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The US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana Monday denied a motion for preliminary injunction against Indiana University’s mandate that all students get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus in the fall. The injunction request was filed by eight students from Indiana University representing a variety of different backgrounds and age groups. The [...]

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The US District Court for the District of Arizona Friday ordered the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Recovery (ADC) to trial for failure to make agreed-upon progress toward prison healthcare reforms. The case against ADC was initially filed in 2012 by 15 people incarcerated in Arizona facilities on behalf of all the other inmates. Among [...]

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The Supreme Court of India Friday ordered the state of Uttar Pradesh to reconsider its planned Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage amid fears of a third COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The Uttar Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) had initially ordered its officers to direct the “Kanwar Sanghs,” which are essentially religious congregations, to not proceed with [...]

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The French minister for agriculture, Julien Denormandie, confirmed in an interview Sunday that the controversial farming practices of chick culling and piglet castration are set to be banned in France from 2022. The practice of the killing of male chicks by crushing or gassing has been denounced as barbaric by animal welfare groups, and France’s [...]

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The debate surrounding the interpretation of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) gained significant push when the matter relating to the grant of bail to three activists by the Delhi High Court reached the apex court in appeal. Though the court did not interfere in the bail order, the bench expressed anguish over the adjudication [...]

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Paul Hodgkins of Tampa, Florida became the first felon Monday to be sentenced for his role in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6. He was sentenced to eight months in prison and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution for building damage.  On January 6, Hodgkins entered the Senate Chamber, where he waved [...]

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