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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)
Iran journalist sentenced to death for inciting protests
Iran sentenced journalist Ruhollah Zam to death on Tuesday for inciting unrest and protests in Iran.Zam ran Amadnews, an anti-government website that had around 1.4 million followers on the messaging app Telegram. On Amadnews, Zam shared protest (More)
The Fine Line Between the Criminals and the Cops: A Review of Mike Avery’s “The Cooperating Witness”
Susan Sorella is in her last year at Suffolk Law School in Boston. When she began clerking for criminal defense lawyer Bobby Coughlin, Susan had no idea she would become a central figure in a murder case that pitted the mob against corrupt FBI agents (More)
Former South African president Jacob Zuma's corruption trial resumes
The corruption case against the former South African president Jacob Zuma resumed on Tuesday after Zuma's efforts to delay or avoid prosecution were denied.Tuesday's pre-trial hearing attempted to establish a firm date start for the case and was (More)
French court sentences Bashar al-Assad's uncle for embezzlement
Rifaat al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad's uncle, on Wednesday was sentenced to four years in prison by a Paris court for embezzling Syrian state funds to buy millions of dollars worth of property throughout France and the United Kingdom.Rifaat has lived (More)
Congo opens murder investigation over stabbing of judge overseeing corruption trial
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's justice ministry opened a murder investigation on Tuesday for the judge overseeing the corruption trial for President Tshisekedi’s Chief of Staff.Judge Raphael Yanyi died on May 26, which police initially sa (More)
International Commercial Arbitration Diversity Part 2: The Numbers Are Askew
Roses are Red Violets are Blue With so many people Why are there so few??The step to fight racism’s under our noses It’s easier done than one might supposes-es! Support our black colleagues by hiring blacks. (It’s no wonder that ADR’s under (More)
Philippines court convicts journalist Maria Ressa of cyber libel
A Manila court convicted Philippines journalist, Maria Ressa, Monday on charges of cyber libel following her publication of an eight–year–old story tying businessman Wilfredo Keng to illicit drug and human trafficking activity.The court sentenced (More)
Former UAW president pleads guilty to embezzling $1 million in union funds
Former president of the United Automobile Workers union (UAW) Gary Jones pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring with at least six other high-ranking UAW officials to embezzle over $1 million in union funds. He also pleaded guilty to conspiring to (More)
Police Violence in the Time of COVID-19
In early May the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the Wisconsin Governor’s extension of the state’s stay-at-home order was an unlawful overstep of his authority. The Republican legislature had filed suit because they believed that extending the sta (More)
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