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Sweden armed forces call Russia aggression over Baltic Sea ‘unacceptable’ following largest-ever NATO naval exercise

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The Swedish Armed Forces on Saturday issued a statement after a Russian military aircraft violated their airspace the previous day. Commander of the Swedish Air Force, Jonas Wikman, called Russia’s act ‘unacceptable’ and said that the aggravated act showed a lack of respect for Sweden’s territorial integrity. The Russian SU-24 fighter plane violated Swedish airspace just east of the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea, approximately 150 miles south of the capita

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“In AI we trust, part II: Wherein AI adjudicates every Supreme Court case.”

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“In AI we trust, part II: Wherein AI adjudicates every Supreme Court case.” Adam Unikowsky has this post at his Substack site, “Adam’s Legal Newsletter.

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Honduras implements crime solution plan to address rampant gang violence

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The National Defense and Security Council led by President of Honduras Xiomara Castro announced in a national broadcast Friday a sweeping plan to crack down on crime and safeguard national security. The crime solution plan establishes several measures to be implemented. First, the Security and Defense secretaries, the Armed Forces, and the Military Police will immediately plan and execute interventions in municipalities with the highest incidence of major gang-related crimes, such as assassinati

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“Judge Liles Burke appears eager and ready to sanction LGBTQ civil rights lawyers; A Friday order that some lawyers turn over a document prepared in the early days of the Alabama judge-shopping ‘inquiry’ strongly suggests Burke has made up his mind”

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“Judge Liles Burke appears eager and ready to sanction LGBTQ civil rights lawyers; A Friday order that some lawyers turn over a document prepared in the early days of the Alabama judge-shopping ‘inquiry’ strongly suggests Burke has made up his mind”: Chris Geidner has this post at his Substack site.

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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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Finland suspects four Russian military planes violated airspace

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The Finnish Border Guard stated on Friday that it suspects four Russian military planes violated Finland’s airspace on Monday. This comes after Finland’s Ministry of Defence suspected the airspace violation of one Russian military plane on Monday. The suspected violation violated Finland’s airspace by 2.5 km and involved a four-plane division.

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US and Türkiye sanction four connected to ISIS-linked human smuggling network

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The US Department of Treasury announced on Friday that it coordinated with Türkiye’s government to sanction four people connected to an ISIS-linked human smuggling network. The Treasury’s press release stated that Olimkhon Makhmudjon Ugli Ismailov (Ismailov) participated in the network, and Muhammad Ibrohimjon Niyazov (Niyazov) was involved in the network by supporting ISIS members in Türkiye administratively and logistically.

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“Opinionpalooza: SCOTUS Says Yes to Bump Stocks, No to Gun Safety Regulation; Justice Clarence Thomas overturns the bump stock ban in his deadly Garland v Cargill majority opinion.”

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“Opinionpalooza: SCOTUS Says Yes to Bump Stocks, No to Gun Safety Regulation; Justice Clarence Thomas overturns the bump stock ban in his deadly Garland v Cargill majority opinion.” You can access the new episode of Slate’s “Amicus” podcast via this link.

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China coast guard regulations allowing officers to arrest foreigners for trespassing in disputed South China Sea take effect

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New China Coast Guard rules allowing Chinese guardsmen to arrest foreigners for trespassing in the disputed South China Sea took effect Saturday. The China Coast Guard issued Order No. 3 last month, stating, “It is of great significance to standardize and ensure that the Coast Guard performs its duties in accordance with the law and protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations.” The new restrictions heighten tensions in the contentiou

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“Texas Supreme Court rejects case that could have imperiled IVF access; The justices allowed a lower court’s opinion to stand, and, for now, sidestepped the question of whether a frozen embryo has the same rights as a living child”:

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“Texas Supreme Court rejects case that could have imperiled IVF access; The justices allowed a lower court’s opinion to stand, and, for now, sidestepped the question of whether a frozen embryo has the same rights as a living child”: Eleanor Klibanoff of The Texas Tribune has this report. And Ryan Autullo of Bloomberg Law reports that “ Texas Supreme Court Declines to Classify Embryos as Children; Decision protects embryo destruction under abortion ban; Divorced woman said embry

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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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Mass protests break out across France against far-right National Rally ahead of snap elections

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Thousands marched in French cities on Saturday after the far-right National Rally (RN) secured over 30 percent of the vote in last week’s European elections , which prompted President Emmanuel Macron to call for snap parliamentary elections. Labor unions, student groups, and rights organizations organized the rallies, which aimed to counter the RN’s perceived anti-immigration agenda.

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“Mifepristone Ruling Sends a Message About Abortion Politics; The Supreme Court’s narrow, procedural ruling is a scolding for the judges who let the flimsy case get this far”

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“Mifepristone Ruling Sends a Message About Abortion Politics; The Supreme Court’s narrow, procedural ruling is a scolding for the judges who let the flimsy case get this far”: Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

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Thousands of Brazil women protest bill equating late-term abortions to homicide

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Thousands of women on Saturday took to the streets of the Brazilian city of São Paulo in sweeping opposition to a legislative bill currently under consideration in the country’s Congress intended to criminalize abortions further. Proposed by conservative lawmakers, the bill—if passed— would equate termination after the 22-week mark of pregnancy with homicide, and establish sentences of six to 20 years in prison for individuals found to violate this law.

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“Supreme Court overturns federal bump stock ban, siding with Austin gun dealer; Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gun Works, sued over the ban; The U.S. Supreme Court sided with him in a 6-3 decision Friday”

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“Supreme Court overturns federal bump stock ban, siding with Austin gun dealer; Michael Cargill, owner of Central Texas Gun Works, sued over the ban; The U.S. Supreme Court sided with him in a 6-3 decision Friday”: Dante Motley of The Texas Tribune has this report.

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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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Mexico publishes decree allowing president to grant direct amnesty for serious crimes

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Mexico’s government added an article to its Amnesty law in a decree on Friday allowing the head of the Executive Branch to commute sentences and halt criminal proceedings in cases deemed “relevant to the Mexican State,” regardless of the severity of the crime. The new Article 9 states the country’s president has exclusive authority to grant amnesty directly, without following established procedures, in specific cases meeting two conditions.

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“Biden’s LBGTQ+ Guidance for Schools Blocked by Sixth Circuit; Decision blocks guidance from enforcement in 20 states; Judges appeared skeptical of DOJ’s positions in oral arguments”

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“Biden’s LBGTQ+ Guidance for Schools Blocked by Sixth Circuit; Decision blocks guidance from enforcement in 20 states; Judges appeared skeptical of DOJ’s positions in oral arguments”: Eric Heisig of Bloomberg Law has this report. And Dave Byrnes of Courthouse News Service reports that “ Block on federal guidance against anti-LGBTQ discrimination survives challenge in Sixth Circuit; The decision comes on the heels of a similar ruling from a federal judge in Texas earlier this we

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A Rejoinder to Dr Cosmas Emeziem’s “Conflict of Laws and Diversity of Opinions—A View of The Nigerian Jurisdiction”

Conflict of Laws

In this blog post, I respond to a recent critique by Dr. Cosmas Emeziem of a blog post co-authored by Dr. Abubakri Yekini and myself. Our post celebrated the elevation of Justice H.A.O. Abiru to the Nigerian Supreme Court and highlighted its significance for the development of Nigerian conflict of laws. Dr. Emeziem argues that institutional expertise should be prioritised over individual expertise.

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“Pressure builds on Congress after Supreme Court’s ruling on bump stocks”

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“Pressure builds on Congress after Supreme Court’s ruling on bump stocks”: Alex Swoyer and Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times have this report.

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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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The Dubai Supreme Court — Again — on the Enforcement of Canadian (Ontario) Enforcement Judgment

Conflict of Laws

I. Introduction The decision presented in this post was rendered in the context of a case previously reported here. All of the comments I made there, particularly regarding the possibility of enforcing a foreign enforcement judgment and other related issues, remain particularly relevant. However, as I have learned more about the procedural history preceding the decisions of the Dubai Supreme Court (“DSC”), which was not available to me when I posted my previous comment, greater emphasis will be

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“How John Roberts Lost His Court”

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“How John Roberts Lost His Court”: Linda Greenhouse has this guest essay online at The New York Times.

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Supreme Court closed Wednesday for Juneteenth; conference on Tuesday this week

At the Lectern

The Supreme Court and all other state courts will be closed for Juneteenth on Wednesday. It has been a state and judicial holiday since last year, after the passage of 2022’s Assembly Bill 1655. Because Juneteenth falls on a Wednesday this year, the court’s conference will be a day early this week.

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Father’s Day on the Billy Goat Trail

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I wanted to wish all of the dads on the blog a wonderful Father’s Day. I started my own celebration before dawn on the Billy Goat trail to watch the sun go up while hiking along the river. It was glorious, as always. I have a few pictures from this morning’s hike. The trail was teeming with wildlife, including a wonderful owl sitting majestically on a rock and a lovely : Coming over some boulders on the rock scramble, I came face to face with a rather large brown fox.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Greece merchant vessel evacuated following Houthi-led Red Sea attack

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The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) on Friday said that the Tutor, a Greek merchant vessel that was attacked by Houthi rebels, has been evacuated and left adrift in the Indian Ocean. The incident occurred on Wednesday when Houthi militants fired missiles at the cargo ship. The Iranian-backed Houthi militants have been attacking merchant ships linked to Israel since November 2023.

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“Judicial Notice (06.16.24): Out Of Control; Hunter Biden gets convicted, Justice Barrett takes charge, a rap star’s trial goes off the rails, and a Boston law firm winds up on the ropes.”

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“Judicial Notice (06.16.24): Out Of Control; Hunter Biden gets convicted, Justice Barrett takes charge, a rap star’s trial goes off the rails, and a Boston law firm winds up on the ropes.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site.

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Afghan murder suspect shot by Germany police

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Police in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt shot an Afghan murder suspect, who died shortly thereafter in the hospital, Saturday. According to police reports, the 27-year-old Afghan national is said to have attacked another 23-year-old Afghan on Friday with a knife-like object in an apartment building in the town of Wolmirstedt on Saturday. The victim died from his injuries that evening.

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“A Win for Trump — and Free Speech — at the Supreme Court; The justices resolved a trademark dispute over ‘Trump too small’ shirts by saying peddle whatever you want, just don’t piggyback on someone else’s fame”

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“A Win for Trump — and Free Speech — at the Supreme Court; The justices resolved a trademark dispute over ‘Trump too small’ shirts by saying peddle whatever you want, just don’t piggyback on someone else’s fame”: Law professor Stephen L. Carter has this essay online at Bloomberg Opinion.

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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.

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India author Arundhati Roy to be prosecuted under anti-terror law for 2010 remarks on Kashmir

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Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Friday approved the prosecution of author and activist Arundhati Roy under the stringent anti-terror law, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967. A case was registered under the act in 2010 over her comments on Kashmir. Approval has also been given to prosecute Sheikh Showkat Hussain, a former Professor of International Law at the Central University of Kashmir.

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“The Resistance to a New Trump Administration Has Already Started; An emerging coalition that views Donald J. Trump’s agenda as a threat to democracy is laying the groundwork to push back if he wins in November, taking extraordinary pre-emptive actions”

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“The Resistance to a New Trump Administration Has Already Started; An emerging coalition that views Donald J. Trump’s agenda as a threat to democracy is laying the groundwork to push back if he wins in November, taking extraordinary pre-emptive actions”: Charlie Savage, Reid J. Epstein, Maggie Haberman, and Jonathan Swan of The New York Times have this report.

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Venezuelan opposition party says government arbitrarily detained three activists ahead of presidential elections

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Venezuelan opposition parties said Saturday that three activists for the opposition were arbitrarily detained on Friday and have not been seen since, following a string of opposition political activists being detained ahead of Venezuela’s July presidential elections. Opposition party Vente said on X (formerly Twitter) that 19-year-old volunteer youth leader Juan Carlos Rivas is being taken to court after “more than 20 hours of forced disappearance.” Another opposition party, Vo