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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)
Supreme Court rules asylum seekers cannot obtain review under federal habeas statute
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam that asylum seekers can be denied review of their immigration status under the federal habeas statute.This case came about when Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam (More)
A Lesson for the Indian Judiciary from Its American Counterpart
In the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, the US Supreme Court upheld its lower court decisions that concluded US President Donald Trump’s 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (More)
Decongesting Prisons and the Violation of Human Rights
IntroductionWhen the world started its global fight against the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, immediate measures were the need of the hour. The spread of the virus was rampant. The first case of Covid-19 was reported in Wuhan, China during the mon (More)
Legal Aid in India Amid the COVID-19 Lockdown
IntroductionDecember 2019 witnessed the outbreak of one of the deadliest viruses ever when China reported some cases of unusual pneumonia to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus remained unknown for a brief period of time, but it spread (More)
Sri Lanka president pardons soldier convicted of killing eight Tamil civilians
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday pardoned former army sergeant Sunil Ratnayake, who was sentenced to death for killing eight Tamil civilians during the country's civil war.After a 13-year trial, the Colombo High Court found Rat (More)
Sri Lanka PM announces withdrawal from UN resolution to investigate war crimes
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa announced Wednesday that his country will withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 UN resolution which sought to investigate war crimes committed on the island during the country's civil war.It is belie (More)
Major Trump financial supporter pleads guilty to foreign lobbying crimes
Campaign fundraiser Imaad Shah Zuberi was charged Tuesday with manipulating his records in order to prevent the discovery of his status as a foreign agent. Zuberi, who had previously donated $900,000 to Trump's inaugural committee, pleaded guilty, st (More)
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules against provincial council elections before delimitation of electoral districts
The secretary to the Sri Lankan president said Monday that the country's Supreme Court has ruled against holding provincial council elections in the absence of a report by the delimitations review committee.President Maithripala Sirisena had, in (More)
Sri Lanka Supreme Court to consider presidential application on delimitation of electoral districts
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday formed a bench comprising five judges to hear an application for a legal opinion filed by the country's president.Jayantha Jayasuriya, chief justice of the court, will head the bench that has been asked to det (More)
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