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TikTok files complaint to block US ban
TikTok, a Chinese social media company, filed a complaint in federal court in Washington, DC, Friday to block the US ban on TikTok. In its complaint, TikTok requested that the court prevent the enforcement of the ban and declare the ban unlawful and (More)
Federal judge blocks Trump ban on WeChat downloads
US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler granted a preliminary injunction Saturday against President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13943 to prohibit transactions related to WeChat.Citing concerns with national security since WeChat is owned by Tencent (More)
From Criticism to Contempt: Twitter and Free Speech in India
Justice H.R. Khanna from the Supreme Court of India once observed ‘Judges should not silence criticism with threat of Contempt of Court but should remove the weakness and drawback that crept into the judicial system.’ Administration of justice and up (More)
Pennsylvania federal judge rules COVID-19 restrictions unconstitutional
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Monday that Governor Tom Wolf's closing of "non-life-sustaining" businesses and restrictions on gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic were unconstitutional.Butler, (More)
The Curtailment of the Question Hour in the Indian Parliament
As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an exponential pace in India even after the sweeping federal lockdown, the Parliament of the country has commenced the Monsoon Session which runs from 14th September to 1st October this year. The decision by (More)
Federal appeals court denies Florida felons owing fines the right to vote
In a 6-4 decision on Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that felons in the state of Florida cannot have their voting rights restored until they pay all restitution, fines and fees.Chief Judge William Pryor, writing for the (More)
California Supreme Court allows San Francisco tax to expand homeless services
The California Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Proposition C, a San Francisco ballot measure that will raise an estimated $300 million annually in business taxes to fund homeless services.Proposition C created a tax on San Franc (More)
Portland becomes first US city banning private entity use of facial recognition technology
The City of Portland passed an ordinance Wednesday prohibiting private companies' use of facial recognition technologies in places of public accommodation, making it the first city to do so.Facial recognition technology is primarily used to ident (More)
India-Pakistan 73 Years After Partition
“I tell you that I still consider myself to be an Indian. For the moment I have accepted the Governor-Generalship of Pakistan. But I am looking forward to a time when I would return to India and take my place as a citizen of my country.” - Muhammad A (More)
A Legal Analysis of Shashi Tharoor’s Power to Summon Facebook
On the eve of the 74th Indian Independence Day, the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) carried a controversial article by Newley Purnell and Jeff Horwitz which went into the claims of Facebook’s alleged bias and favoritism to the Bharatiya Janata Party (“BJ (More)
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