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Germany unveils plan to deregulate legal name and gender change process

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The German government Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their first name and gender, ending the current rules which require an expert assessment and court authorization.

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EU court rules against Lithuanian law ordering detention of asylum seekers

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The Court of Justice of the European Union Thursday held that Lithuanian law ordering the automatic detention of asylum seekers was inconsistent with EU law.

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Afghanistan dispatch: The Taliban’s new bar exam procedures and the notable absence of new women attorneys

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Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation on the ground since the Taliban takeover. Here, a young lawyer in Kabul reports on the complications Taliban governance has wrought for young lawyers wishing to regain their rights to practice in the country.

UN releases evidence of mass graves in Tarhuna, Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Monday released a report containing evidence of mass graves in the Libyan city of Tarhuna. The report estimates there could be as many as 100 undiscovered mass graves in the city.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

US Supreme Court adds controversial election case to October 2022 docket

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The US Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a controversial election case which deals with an emerging legal theory based on the elections clause of the US Constitution.

Maryland Governor directs police to lower gun carrying standard

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Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday directed the Maryland State police to suspend the state’s “good and substantial reason” standard for permits to carry handguns after the US Supreme Court struck down a similar New York law last month.

China announces ban on industrial projects to combat climate change in key zones

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China Friday announced that it will ban new steel, coking, oil refining, cement, and glass projects in key zones to combat climate change by lowering pollution and carbon emissions. The plan establishes a zoning system to reduce carbon emissions.

British citizen appeals death sentence for ‘mercenary activities’ in breakaway Donetsk

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British citizen Aiden Aslin, who was sentenced to death last month for “forcible seizure of power and mercenary activities” in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Monday appealed his conviction, according to Russian news agencies TASS, which is state-owned, and Interfax.

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US Supreme Court expands judicial sentencing discretion in crack cocaine cases

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The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Concepcion v. United States that judges should have sentencing discretion under the 2018 First Step Act and 2010 Fair Sentencing act in crack-cocaine cases. The 2010 Fair Sentencing Act brought crack-cocaine sentencing more in-line with cocaine sentencing.

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

US federal judge rules drug distributors not responsible for West Virginia opioid epidemic

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The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Monday ruled in favor of drug companies in landmark case City of Huntington, West Virginia v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation et al.

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India court denies bail to journalist arrested over 2018 tweet

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The Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate Court Saturday denied bail to Mohammed Zubair, a journalist and co-founder of Alt News , a fact-checking website. The Delhi police arrested him on June 27 on charges of hurting religious sentiments and inciting enmity in a 2018 tweet.

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Uber and Lyft drivers file class-action lawsuit to block price fixing

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Uber and Lyft drivers Tuesday initiated a class-action lawsuit alleging that the two companies engaged in price fixing which “increase[d] customer prices even while suppressing driver pay.”

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Freedom House report accuses Rwanda of transnational repression

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Freedom House released its complete report on transnational repression Thursday where it accused Rwanda of being one of the worst offenders. Transnational repression is a phenomena where a country will suppress dissent and target dissidents outside of its borders.

Recovering from a Cyber Attack

Speaker: Mike Cramer, Director of HIPAA & Data Security at The Word & Brown Companies

If your organization stores data and is connected to the Internet, it is not a matter of “if” a cyber-security incident will happen; but rather, “when” this will occur. Organizations protecting their data is no longer “recommended;” it’s necessary.

Human rights groups allege Palestine authorities torture dissident detainees

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According to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) published Thursday, “Palestinian authorities are systematically mistreating and torturing Palestinians in detention, including critics and opponents[.]”

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Ukraine parliament ratifies Istanbul Convention in move to curb violence against women

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Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Monday ratified the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (“ Istanbul Convention “).

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US Supreme Court overturns landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision

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The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to abortion, overturning the landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

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Uzbekistan: protests take place in autonomous republic over proposed constitutional reform

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Protests broke out Friday in Nukus, capital of the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan, over a proposed constitutional reform.

Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

US Supreme Court strikes down lower court injunctions on state abortion laws

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The US Supreme Court on Thursday vacated three orders issued by lower courts in Arizona, Indiana, and Arkansas that had invalidated state-level abortion on the grounds of Roe v. This follows the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe last Friday.

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Ban on recording police activity within 8 feet passes Arizona legislature

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Arizona lawmakers in the House Friday approved House Bill 2319 (HB 2319), making it unlawful for someone to knowingly record law enforcement activity within eight feet of the incident that is transpiring. HB 2319 passed through the Senate Thursday by a vote of 16-12-2-0.

Canada Supreme Court rules life without chance of parole is unconstitutional

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The Supreme Court of Canada Friday unanimously ruled that a life sentence without any chance of parole is unconstitutional under Section 12 of the nation’s charter. In Canada, anyone serving a life sentence for first-degree murder is automatically ineligible for parole for 25 years.

Economic Community of West African States lifts sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monday announced in a press conference that it lifted sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso. ECOWAS previously imposed economic sanctions on both states in January due to political coups, turmoil and concerns over the loss of democratic rule.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Americas human rights body urges El Salvador to respect rights of detainees

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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Friday urged the El Salvador government to comply with international human rights obligations in its treatment of over 36,000 Salvadorans detained during its state of national emergency.

Jury sides with Bayer subsidiary over claim herbicide chemical caused cancer

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Bayer subsidiary Monsanto Saturday announced that a jury sided with it in a claim that glyphosate, the active chemical in its Roundup herbicide, caused a person’s cancer. According to the company, the jury reached a unanimous verdict.

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India Supreme Court affirms sex workers’ rights, issues directions to government

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The Supreme Court of India Thursday passed an order affirming that sex workers also enjoy human rights and constitutional rights, and that the police “should not abuse them, […] subject them to violence or [coerce] them into any sexual activity.”

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman to serve on US Supreme Court

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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday became the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court Justice. Justice Jackson took two oaths of office: the constitutional oath and the judicial oath.

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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

EU leadership tells Greece to reform migrant deportation policies

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The European Union (EU) Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson Thursday said , “Protecting EU external border from illegal entry is an obligation.

Scotland to hold UK independence vote in 2023

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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Tuesday announced a new referendum for Scottish independence to be held in October 2023. Sturgeon made the announcement as the Scottish parliament passed a referendum bill on independence.

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Planned Parenthood files suit claiming Utah abortion ban violates state constitution

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Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Saturday filed a suit against the state claiming that the Criminal Abortion Ban Act violates the state’s constitution.

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Environmental groups challenge Biden administration oil and gas reserve auctions

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A coalition of ten environmental groups Wednesday sued the US Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Land Management for resuming auctions to lease public lands with oil and gas reserves in eight western states.

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Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.