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The Continuing Threat of India's Unlawful Activities Prevention Act to Free Speech
The plight of Indian journalists is not in hiding anymore as it has been ranked 142 on the World Press Freedom Index 2020. The government has time and again introduced new laws to curb freedom and violate the rights of the citizens. The Unlawful (More)
Trump: US will designate Antifa as terrorist organization
US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that the US government will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization."It's ANTIFA and the Radical Left," Trump tweeted. "Don't lay the blame on others."According to Merriam-Webster, "ANT (More)
Supreme Court broadens scope of federal post-conviction review
The US Supreme Court held Monday in Banister v. Davis that Rule 59(e) of federal civil procedure does not change a habeas court's judgment, and it thus is not considered a "second or successive habeas petition," expanding the scope of federal post-co (More)
Surviving Der Fűhrer: An American Rise and Fall
"The man who laughs has not yet heard the terrible news." -Bertolt Brecht Any explicit comparisons of the Trump presidency with the Third Reich will elicit multiple cries of horror and execration across the United States, even when it had first been (More)
Impact of Divisive Politics on Kashmir
I believe in Amartya Sen’s idea of identity being a composition of multiple affiliations: nationality, language, religion, profession, neighborhood, social commitments, and other connections. I see myself belonging to a lot of groups by virtue of my (More)
China introduces new Hong Kong security law
China introduced a controversial national security law Thursday that could place restraints on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.The law prohibits acts of "sedition, foreign interference, terrorism and secession." China cited national secur (More)
America's Existential Challenge: Pandemic, War and Law
From the beginnings of his crudely acrimonious presidency, Donald Trump has actively undermined US foreign policy relationships. On urgently key matters of world politics and international law, Mr. Trump's typically invalid conclusions have generally (More)
Supreme Court allows punitive damages award against Sudan for 1998 embassy bombings
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Opati v. Republic of Sudan that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) permits a punitive damages award against Sudan for the role it played in 1998 al Qaeda bombings that occurred outside of US embassies in (More)
Senate passes Uyghur rights bill
The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday in support of the Uyghur Muslim minority in China.The bill would require the president to make a report to Congress regarding China's crackdown on the Uyghurs and other minorities in the region. The repor (More)
US Senate votes to reinstate expired FBI tools to investigate terrorism and espionage
The US Senate on Thursday approved the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act, which will reinstate expired FBI surveillance tools used for counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations.The Act would restore the ability of the government to ob (More)