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US Supreme Court to hear cases on FHFA, FTC, robocalls, and religious freedom
The US Supreme Court has granted certiorari in six new cases, consolidating four of them into two cases for a total of four hours of oral argument.The court on Thursday consolidated Collins v. Mnuchin and Mnuchin v. Collins for a total of one hou (More)
Judge delays first federal execution since reinstatement due to COVID-19 concerns
A federal judge in Indiana Friday temporarily stayed the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee due to COVID-19 concerns expressed by members of the victims' families who planned to attend the execution. Lee was scheduled to be the first of five federal priso (More)
Health care providers and LGBTQ advocacy organizations sue Trump administration
Several health care providers and LGBTQ advocacy organizations have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), challenging the new HHS rule eliminating protections for the LGBTQ community in health care. The suit wa (More)
Kentucky, Pennsylvania set to conduct remote bar exams due to COVID-19
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered the cancellation of the state's in-person bar exam, citing growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.The upcoming exam was set to take place on July 28-29. The cancellation, announced Thursday, also applie (More)
Polexit: Will the Current Legal Issues Trigger Poland to Leave the EU?
Ever since winning the general election of Poland in 2015, the Polish government led by the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has continuously pushed the country to adopt a series of judicial reforms supposedly to drive out the last strands of communism f (More)
Supreme Court denies Congress access to Trump finance records but rules Manhattan DA can pursue them
In two decisions issued on Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot access US President Donald Trump's financial records, but the Manhattan District Attorney (DA) can pursue the records.In Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, the Supreme Co (More)
US Supreme Court rules land in eastern Oklahoma remains Native American reservation
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 5-4 vote that a large part of Oklahoma remains a Native American reservation, with Justice Gorsuch authoring the majority opinion.The issue before the court was whether the eastern half of Oklahoma is a Nativ (More)
Criminalization and COVID-19: Acute Social Insecurity and the Critical Condition of Sex Workers in India
"Are we not human that we have been left to die like this?" This was implored by one of the estimated 3 million sex workers in India whose existence is consistently disdained by the government. Historically, social inequality has been an indisputabl (More)
The Suspension Clause Challenge That Never Was
On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a Suspension Clause challenge to expedited immigration proceedings.  In the widely anticipated judgment, the Court determined that no habeas could be brought as the original hab (More)
America's Presidential Election is Gravely Necessary, But Insufficient
"The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) Even in this grievously faltering United States, presidential elections are praised as essent (More)