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Zimbabwe Supreme Court declares opposition party leader illegitimate
The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe declared Nelson Chasima, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), illegitimate on Tuesday. The MDC is the largest opposition party in Zimbabwe. Thokozani Khuphe brought the lawsuit against the MDC and C (More)
Spain Supreme Court jails Catalan separatist leaders
Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatists with sentences ranging from 9-13 years imprisonment for the crimes of sedition and misuse of public funds. These sentences are each followed by equal periods of absolute ineligibility fo (More)
Democracy Threatened: Judicial Independence Under Attack in Poland
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” ~James Madison (More)
The Feasibility of 'Rotating' Supreme Court Justices
On June 27, 2019 during the second Democratic Primary Debate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders proposed rotating United States Supreme Court Justices with judges from lower federal courts.  This solution was offered in response to the “court packing” o (More)
Zimbabwe court rules citizens abroad cannot vote in upcoming election
The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe ruled Wednesday that citizens of Zimbabwe living outside of the country would be ineligible to vote in the nation's upcoming July election. Zimbabweans living in the diaspora, or scattered around the world, (More)
China human rights lawyer arrested after urging for democratic reform
Human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng was reportedly charged Saturday with "inciting subversion of state officials" after writing a letter calling for reform to China's constitution. Yu was arrested outside his home in Beijing nearly two weeks ago for " (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
The Future of Europe: Is Europe really moving forward to Federalism?
JURIST Guest Columnist Sedef Asli Topal of The University of Szeged, Hungary discusses the affairs of the European Union ... The European Union surely cannot be simply identified as an international organization. It holds both parti (More)
Federal Judge Dismisses RICO Lawsuit Against Greenpeace
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Jonathan Moore, adjunct faculty at City University of New York School of Law, discuss recent efforts to silence environmental groups through litigation (More)
Amazon, "Kill Quill," and the Two Bills
JURIST Guest Columnist Matt Belenky of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses Amazon's sales tax policy... As of April 1, 2017, Amazon, once a leader in pushing for online purchases to be tax free, announced it would collect sales taxes (More)
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