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Federal courts block Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama abortion bans during pandemic
Federal appeals courts on Tuesday affirmed temporary lower court blocks on abortion bans issued in Oklahoma and Texas amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked surgical abortions, but allowed medical abort (More)
Israel Supreme Court intervenes in Netanyahu's alleged power grab amidst COVID-19
The Israeli Supreme Court on Sunday intervened against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged attempt to seize power under the guise of combating COVID-19.The Supreme Court ordered Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to put forth a motion in Parl (More)
CDC releases Public Health Update on coronavirus warning of potential school closures and other disruption
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Public Health Update on the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the US. The update warns of potential social consequences of the virus including school and daycare closure (More)
Federal appeals court strikes down rule granting religious and moral exemptions to birth control
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld an injunction against regulations allowing employers with religious or moral objections to deny birth control coverage to employees. The recent ruling affirms the injunction originally issued in January, which (More)
Ethiopia legislature grants refugees new rights
Ethiopia's House of Peoples’ Representatives passed a law on Thursday that will grant expansive rights to the nation's refugee population. These rights include the right to "obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, (More)
NHL reaches tentative settlement with injured former players
The National Hockey League (NHL) on Monday announced that it had reached asettlement in a Minnesota court with a group of more than 100 former players who allege that they suffered a series of ailments as a result of their time playing in the NHL, in (More)
The Problem of “Practice”: Balancing Professional Qualifications with Voter Choice
The job of state attorney general (AG) resides at the intersection of electoral politics and legal proficiency. As the chief legal officer of their respective state, commonwealth, or territory, AGs are popularly elected in 43 states, the District of (More)
Supreme Court sends NC redistricting, same-sex wedding florist questions back to lower courts
On Monday the US Supreme Court added seven more cases to its October docket.Also notable, the Court denied a North Carolina political redistricting question and one of a Washington florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay couple's wedd (More)
Europe rights court finds Lithuania and Romania complicit in CIA torture program
The European Court of Human Rights found Thursday that Lithuania and Romania had violated articles of the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing secret CIA prisons.Lithuania violated the article against torture, the right to libert (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: A US District judge declared a mistrial in New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial on Thursday after questioning the 12 jurors. The US District Court for the Northern District (More)
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