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Video footage captures Greece coast guard mistreating refugees

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An Austrian aid worker, named Fayad Mulla, released video footage on Saturday capturing Greek officials mistreating refugees seeking asylum within the country. The New York Times verified the footage with several of the refugees, who have since been relocated to Turkey. The refugees interviewed originated from Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia. The footage shows refugees–including women and children–being gathered by Greek officials and driven in vans.

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“Judicial Notice (05.20.23): Fair Is Foul, And Foul Is Fair; A U.S. Attorney resigns in disgrace, two liberal justices trade benchslaps, a Biglaw firm faces the malpractice music, and other legal news from the week that was.”

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“Judicial Notice (05.20.23): Fair Is Foul, And Foul Is Fair; A U.S. Attorney resigns in disgrace, two liberal justices trade benchslaps, a Biglaw firm faces the malpractice music, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site. The post “Judicial Notice (05.20.23): Fair Is Foul, And Foul Is Fair; A U.S.

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Russia indicts ICC prosecutor and judge that issued Putin arrest warrant

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The Russian Investigative Committee (RIC) announced on Sunday charges in absentia of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Khan Karim Asad Ahmad and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala. Ahmad and Aitala issued arrest warrants in March for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Presidential Commissioner for C hildren’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova on war crimes committed during the invasion of Ukraine.

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“Liberal and conservative justices unite against prosecutorial overreach”

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“Liberal and conservative justices unite against prosecutorial overreach”: Columnist Jason Willick has this essay online at The Washington Post. The post “Liberal and conservative justices unite against prosecutorial overreach” 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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Slovakia court acquits businessman accused 2018 journalist murder

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The Specialized Criminal Court in Pezinok, Slovakia ruled on Friday that businessman Marian Kočner was not guilty of the 2018 murders of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusinrova. The court ruled, however, that Alena Zsuzsová–an associate of Kočner–was guilty and sentenced him to 25 years prison. The International Press Institute (IPI) reported live from the court, and stated that prosecutors requested life imprisonment for both Kočner and Zsuzsová.

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Australia corruption watchdog calls for audit of public sector staff following investigation

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An Australian corruption watchdog urged the Northern Territory (NT) government on Thursday to audit personnel records of public officers with certain role qualifications. The move follows findings of corruption within the recruitment processes in the public sector. The NT Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) released the findings of an independent investigation, concluding that a public officer had falsified qualifications to be appointed to three separate high-ranking positions betw

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Report: Private Insurers Estimated To Pay $1.1B in Rebates in 2023

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Individual market insurers are estimated to owe about $500 million in rebates to enrollees this year, a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found. Small group market insurers are anticipated to owe about $330 million, and large group market insurers are expected to owe about $250 million.

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G-7 world leaders call for research into the opportunities and challenges of AI

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In a joint statement released Saturday , international leaders at this weekend’s G-7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan called for the development of international standards that will govern new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence. The panel argued that current international guidelines have not kept apace with the rapid growth of AI, and stressed that there must be greater discussion on the ‘responsible’ use of technology.

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“You’re Triggering my Students”: Hunter College Professor Trashes Pro-Life Display

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We have previously discussed professors who have violently attacked students or destroyed displays with opposing views. This month there was the Albany professor who shutdown a pro-life display and then resisted arrest. The latest such case comes from Hunter College where Art Professor Shellyne Rodríguez trashed a pro-life display while screaming that it is “f ing propaganda” and “triggering” for her students.

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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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France appeals court upholds former President Sarkozy’s corruption conviction

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The Paris Court of Appeals upheld Wednesday a prison sentence of three years, including two suspended, against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence peddling. Following the decision, Sarkozy’s legal team denied the charges and stated they plan to appeal the matter to France’s highest court of appeals, the Court of Cassation.

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Out Now: Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts, 2nd edition

Conflict of Laws

In 2014, Adrian Briggs published his own comprehensive account of English Private International Law, taking stock of centuries of English case law and decades of growing European influence. Other than the author’s unique ability to present even the most complex concepts with both clarity and style, the book’s strongest selling point arguably was his conscious decision to put the European instruments at the front and centre of the book, presenting English private international law as

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Pakistan Federal Shariat Court rules against landmark transgender rights legislation

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The Pakistani Federal Shariat Court struck down major portions of the landmark Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act Friday. The court, which determines whether laws comply with Islamic doctrine, ruled that the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act was “against the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet.” The court claimed that the Quran acknowledges only sex assigned at birth, and therefore self-identification of gender i

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Hunter Biden Faces Call for the Appearance of Key Business Associates in the Arkansas Proceedings

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There is a new and interesting development in Arkansas where attorneys for Lunden Alexis Roberts have prepared a list of witnesses for the upcoming proceedings involving Hunter Biden’s daughter, Navy. As previously discussed , Hunter Biden is seeking to reduce child support payments and has balked at Navy being able to use the Biden name. If successful, this could get a lot worse for Hunter in his allegedly efforts to conceal his past incomes.

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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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Trade, Law and Development: Call for Submissions

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Posted at the request of Shiva Patil, Technical Editor at Trade, Law and Development. Trade, Law and Development Call for Submissions Special Issue “ Sustainability and Inclusivity: Evolving Paradigms of the Global Economy ” Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development (TL&D) has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas.

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“C. Boyden Gray, White House counsel to President G.H.W. Bush, dies at 80; The corporate lawyer was later influential in shepherding Republican judicial nominees at the highest level”

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“C. Boyden Gray, White House counsel to President G.H.W. Bush, dies at 80; The corporate lawyer was later influential in shepherding Republican judicial nominees at the highest level”: Luz Lazo of The Washington Post has written this obituary. The post “C. Boyden Gray, White House counsel to President G.H.W. Bush, dies at 80; The corporate lawyer was later influential in shepherding Republican judicial nominees at the highest level” appeared first on How Appealing.

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