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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A group of Indigenous Australian leaders have filled a complaint with the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calling it incompatible with Australia’s international obligations. The complaint comes one year after the legal destruction of historically and culturally significant rock shelters by the mining company Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region of Western [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion on Wednesday setting aside the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s ruling that several Indiana abortion restrictions from Indiana Code Section 16-34-2-1 were unconstitutional. The abortion restrictions were part of a revision to the Indiana code made in July 2021. The Court [...]

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Dutch non-profit Stichting Massaschade & Consument filed suit Tuesday against TikTok, seeking to force the social media app to compensate 4.5 million Dutch users for “harvesting and auctioning sensitive user data” in violation of European privacy laws. Stichting Massaschade & Consument is asking the court in Amsterdam to order TikTok to pay €6 billion, an [...]

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India Staff Correspondent Sambhav Sharma, a final year law student at Amity Law School, says that recurrent beatings of Muslims without government countermeasures may be normalizing Islamophobia in India. He files this for JURIST from New Delhi. In the last two months in India, we have seen Muslims being harassed, publicly beaten, and in certain [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Tuesday accusing Egypt’s Interior Ministry police and National Security Agency officers of having killed dozens of alleged terrorists across the country in unlawful extrajudicial executions they contend are “shootouts.” The report, titled “‘Security Forces Dealt with Them:’ Suspicious Killings and Extrajudicial Executions by Egyptian Security Forces,” found [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Tuesday that Turkey cannot reclaim possession of the “Guennol Stargazer,” a 6,000-year-old marble idol owned by hedge fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt. While Judge Alison Nathan agreed with experts that the idol was originally manufactured in the region of Anatolia between 4800 and [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that child endangerment convictions are deportable offenses and apply retroactively. Jose Esteban Marquez, the man in question, is now subject to removal proceedings to the Dominican Republic. The issue arises out of an incident in 2006 where Marquez was “accused of engaging in sexual [...]

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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 lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on the Taliban’s new cabinet, announced September 7. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding his name and [...]

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed a three-person panel Monday to address Australia and China’s dispute over Chinese barley subsidies. This is not the first anti-dumping dispute between Australia and China. Australia imposed remedial duties on Chinese wind towers, train wheels, and stainless steel sinks. China imposed similar duties on Australian wine. [...]

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