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Lawsuit filed against Education Secretary DeVos over pandemic relief funds
Five US states, as well as the District of Columbia (DC), filed a 46-page lawsuit against Betsy DeVos in her role as the Secretary of Education on Tuesday, asking a federal court to declare a recent Department of Education (DOED) rule interpreting th (More)
Appeals court rules refugees need not be denied asylum in Mexico before applying in US
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that refugees do not have to apply for and be denied asylum in Mexico before they can apply for asylum in the US. This decision struck down a rule by the Trump administration that requires re (More)
US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement takes effect
The new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) formally took effect on Wednesday, superseding the 26-year reign of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).The trade agreement, which the US Senate approved in January, contains much of th (More)
"Space Force" Intellectual Property: The US Armed Forces v. Netflix
On the 20th of December, 2019 the United States Space Force (USSF) was commissioned as an independent branch of the US Armed Forces. From its very foundation, the USSF seems to have been caught in a legal tussle with Netflix over a very interesting i (More)
Freedom of Expression in the Sporting Arena
The option to remain apolitical, in the past few decades has been available only for a privileged few. As people around the world are becoming more aware of the rights they possess, and about the injustices prevalent in society, they have started rai (More)
Supreme Court declines to consider border wall waiver case
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal by the Center for Biological Diversity, Animal Defense Legal Defense Fund and others challenging the constitutionality of the Department of Homeland Security's waiver of federal, state and (More)
Federal appeals court rules Trump's use of defense funds for border wall was illegal
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Friday that President Donald Trump lacked the constitutional authority to transfer Department of Defense (DOD) funds for use in the construction of a wall along the Mexican border. The court fou (More)
See No Evil: Sotomayor highlights the Roberts Court’s blind eye to discrimination
Today, the U.S. legal system faces a public that is becoming increasingly impatient with systemic unequal protection of the law. As the peaceful arbiter of disputes in a democratic society, the judiciary cannot stray too far from that public, lest it (More)
The Reemergence of Pandemics and the Right to Burial
On May 22, 2020 Bombay High Court said that the Right to a Decent Burial is a facet of the Right to Life. This decision was based on a plea which contested burial of COVID-19 patients in burial grounds surrounding the residential areas. The court dis (More)
Dissecting and Unpacking the USMCA Environmental Provisions: Game-Changer for Green Governance?
Protecting the environment is not an extravagance but rather essential. The COVID-19 crisis with its economic and social impacts has reminded us of events that countries were not adequately prepared to address. Rising environmental issues leave count (More)
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