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Argentina labor union strike leads to stoppage of public transportation services

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Argentina’s main labor unions held a 24-hour general strike of bus, train, subway, and airplane services on Thursday to express their discontent with President Javier Milei’s austerity policies. The strike led to the shutdown of transportation services and the emptying of streets as millions of workers joined the stoppage. The call for the strike was made by the General Confederation of Labor, the Argentine Workers’ Central Union (CTA), and the Autonomous CTA.

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“A Constitutional Right to Gender Surgery? An appeals court uses the Bostock ruling to usurp state law, in a new version of Roe v. Wade.”

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“A Constitutional Right to Gender Surgery? An appeals court uses the Bostock ruling to usurp state law, in a new version of Roe v. Wade.” This editorial appears in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. The post “A Constitutional Right to Gender Surgery? An appeals court uses the Bostock ruling to usurp state law, in a new version of Roe v.

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Philippines official calls for removal of Chinese diplomats over South China Sea phone call leak amid tensions

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A senior Philippine national security official called Friday for the immediate removal of Chinese diplomats believed to be responsible for a reported leak of a phone call between one of the diplomats and a Filipino admiral about tensions in the South China Sea. This comes just over a week following alleged Chinese harassment and use of water cannons against a Filipino humanitarian mission en route to Scarborough Shoal, a flashpoint in the region.

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“Brett Kavanaugh speaks about presidential power, his Taylor Swift fandom and an expensive trip to see Caitlin Clark”

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“Brett Kavanaugh speaks about presidential power, his Taylor Swift fandom and an expensive trip to see Caitlin Clark”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this report. The post “Brett Kavanaugh speaks about presidential power, his Taylor Swift fandom and an expensive trip to see Caitlin Clark” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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Peru begins investigation into president for disbanding police force that ordered brother’s detention

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The Attorney General’s Office of Peru announced on Friday the initiation of an investigation regarding President Dina Boluarte’s decision to disband a special police unit that was probing her brother, who was detained earlier that day. The office stated that preliminary proceedings had been initiated against President Boluarte and Minister of the Interior Walter Ortiz for issuing Ministerial Resolution No. 0610-2024-IN , which deactivated the Special Police Support Team for the Speci

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Tunisia lawmakers propose amendments to Foreigners Status law following anti-migrant protest

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Tunisia’s Assembly of Representatives of the People submitted a proposal to the General Legislation Commission on Thursday to amend Law 68-7, 1968 , relating to foreigners’ status. The proposal was motivated by the unprecedented number of undocumented migrants entering Tunisia, protection of national security and combating human trafficking.

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“Justice Alito warns of declining support for freedom of speech on college campuses; The conservative justice also warned that freedom of religion is ‘imperiled’ as he delivered a commencement address at a Catholic college”

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“Justice Alito warns of declining support for freedom of speech on college campuses; The conservative justice also warned that freedom of religion is ‘imperiled’ as he delivered a commencement address at a Catholic college”: Lawrence Hurley of NBC News has this report. Adam Liptak of The New York Times reports that “ Justice Alito Warns of Threats to Freedom of Speech and Religion; In a commencement ceremony at a Catholic university, the justice said that fundamenta

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Thousands protest in Armenia capital against government decision to cede territories to Azerbaijan

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Thousands of people protested Friday in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, against the government’s decision to cede four territories to Azerbaijan. Armenia agreed to return four villages to Azerbaijan last month in a move that upset some inhabitants, especially in the Tavush region. The decision came as a result of Armenia’s push for peace after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that Armenia decided to adjust the border between the two countries and cede the four territories to A

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“The Wisconsin Supreme Court is headed for its lowest output term ever. A look behind the numbers.”

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“The Wisconsin Supreme Court is headed for its lowest output term ever. A look behind the numbers.” Jessie Opoien of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report. The post “The Wisconsin Supreme Court is headed for its lowest output term ever. A look behind the numbers.” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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Madagascar president’s former chief of staff sentenced to jail for bribery

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Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina’s former chief of staff was sentenced to three years and six months in jail by a London court on Friday for requesting substantial sums of money in exchange for exclusive mining rights from Gemfields, a UK-based company that specializes in mining rubies and emeralds. Romy Andrianarisoa, 47, was arrested and charged alongside her colleague Phillipe Tabuteau, 54, in August 2023.

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“How Originalism Ate The Law: The Trap; Part two of a series examining the theory of constitutional interpretation that has eaten the law and gobbled up a bunch of your rights with it.”

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“How Originalism Ate The Law: The Trap; Part two of a series examining the theory of constitutional interpretation that has eaten the law and gobbled up a bunch of your rights with it.” You can access today’s episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link. The post “How Originalism Ate The Law: The Trap; Part two of a series examining the theory of constitutional interpretation that has eaten the law and gobbled up a bunch of your rights with it.̶

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Malta deputy prime minister resigns amidst fraud scandal

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Deputy Prime Minister of Malta Chris Fearne submitted his resignation on Friday in a formal letter addressed to Prime Minister Robert Abela amidst Fearne’s involvement in a fraud scandal. He also requested the retraction of his nomination for European commissioner. Fearne indicated in the letter that he was certain that the court, upon investigation, will find his innocence.

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“The Foreshadow Docket”

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“The Foreshadow Docket”: Law professor Bert I. Huang has this book review essay in the current issue of the Columbia Law Review. The post “The Foreshadow Docket” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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Jailed India opposition leader receives interim bail amid ongoing elections

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The Supreme Court of India on Friday released Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on temporary bail, citing ongoing elections as an ‘extraordinary’ circumstance. The interim bail will end on June 1 when the final rounds of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections conclude in India. While agreeing to the bail appeal made by the Delhi chief minister, the court iterated the importance of the ongoing general elections for Indian democracy.

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“UC Berkeley law school graduation looked a lot like its school year: divided and chaotic.”

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“UC Berkeley law school graduation looked a lot like its school year: divided and chaotic.” Joe Garofoli of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report. The post “UC Berkeley law school graduation looked a lot like its school year: divided and chaotic.” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Job Vacancy at the University of Bonn (Germany): Research fellow in International Civil Procedural Law and/or International Commercial Arbitration

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The Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn is an international research university with a wide education and research profile. With a 200-year history, approximately 33,000 students, more than 6,000 staff, and an excellent reputation at home and abroad, the University of Bonn is one of the most important universities in Germany and is recognized as a university of excellence.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 11, 2024

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Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness.

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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Registration Now Open: The Hague Academy of International Law’s Winter Courses 2025

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Registration for the 2025 programme of The Hague Academy of International Law’s renowned Winter Courses on International Law (6-24 January 2025) is now open. In contrast to the summer courses, this program combines aspects of both Public and Private International Law and therefore provides for a particularly valuable academic experience. Following the Inauguaral Lecture by Bhupinder Singh Chimni ( O.P.

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Return To Biglaw? Law Firms Love In-Housers

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Return to Biglaw? Of all the career paths that an in-house counsel might take, moving back to private practice may seem to be an odd choice.

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California’s legislature can prevent costly conflicts between state housing laws and local voters

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Overview California has a housing crisis: according to one housing affordability index, only 15% of California households can afford a home at the state’s median home price.[1] The legislature has attempted to increase housing supply by requiring cities to meet new housing targets through housing elements, which are part of a city’s general plan.[2] But current housing element law leaves untouched the local direct democracy powers of initiative and referendum.[3] This has generated lawsuits and

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Federal appeals court affirms conviction of Trump ex-advisor for contempt of Jan. 6 congressional committee

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday affirmed the conviction of former President Trump’s ex-advisor Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress. His conviction resulted from his noncompliance with a US House of Representatives subpoena in the investigation of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. During the summer of 2021, the House passed House Resolution 503 , which created a House committee to investigate the January 6 attack.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Vermont and Xavier Cave: Universities Cancel U.N. Ambassador as Commencement Speaker

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We have been following universities as they cave to protester demands from elaborate settlement deals at Northwestern to the cancelation of commencement at Columbia and USC. Now both Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of Vermont have yielded to expected protests and rescinded invitations to United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

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South Africa requests additional measures from ICJ in light of Israel operations in Rafah

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South Africa made an application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday requesting additional provisional measures and the modification of previous provisional measures against Israel. The request came after the recent Israeli military incursion in Rafah and an order from Israel for refugees to evacuate Rafah. The new measures call for Israel to immediately withdraw from Rafah and “cease its military offensive.” The application also requested the modification of previo

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“It Simply Does Not Make Any Sense”: Judge Trashes Election Lawsuit by the Elias Law Firm

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(MSNBC/via YouTube) The firm of former Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias has lost another election case in a spectacular fashion. The Chief Judge of the Western Direct of Wisconsin, James Peterson (an Obama appointee), did not just reject but ridiculed the Elias Law Group challenge to a witness requirement for absentee voting. Elias have been previously sanctioned in court and accused of lying in the Steele dossier scandal by journalists and others.

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UNRWA closes East Jerusalem office after arson attacks

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The United Nationals Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) closed its East Jerusalem office on Friday amidst two arson attacks from Israeli extremists. The closure follows scrutiny of the UNRWA due to its investigations into Israeli allegations that UNRWA staff were involved in the October 7 Hamas attacks. In a press release on Thursday, UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini said that the arson took place while staff were in the building.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.