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Albania election authority removes ethnic greek mayor for corruption conviction

JURIST

The Central Election Commission of Albania (CEC) removed Mayor of Himara Alfred Beleri from his position on Friday following his imprisonment on charges of vote-buying during the 2023 local elections. The Central Election Commission of Albania made the move during its latest session by invoking Law 138/2015, which stipulates that the verification of candidate eligibility conditions by the Central Election Commission is based solely on the self-declaration data provided at the time of candidacy s

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Drop Anchor: What Is Your Flagship Content?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

I talk to lawyers a lot about generating in-house content, that features them, and that is authentic to their personalities. Of course, I’m pushy: So, sometimes , attorneys get frustrated with me , and say : ‘Hey, I’ve got a lot going on!’ I get it. It’s tough to find the time – which is why it makes sense to specialize. Individual lawyers, then, should have ‘anchor’ content = the primary content you produce, that you can leverage in a number of different ways , and repurpose.

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Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger announce establishment of Alliance of Sahel States at inaugural joint summit

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The military leaders of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger announced on Saturday the establishment of the confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States (AES) at the first joint summit of the three Sahel states. The leader of Burkina Faso, Captain Ibrahim Traore declared that the summit and signing of the treaty leading to the establishment of the confederation were critical steps for the advancement of the three Sahel states’ common space, claiming commitment to independence, a peace and growt

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It Ain't Done Until It's When: Following Through on Processes Is Essential

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Business owners, including law firm managers, tend to make a lot of assumptions. The most potentially dangerous of those assumptions, is that a process, once initiated , is bound to be completed. But, that’s a dicey pro position. In many cases, there’s no end in sight. That’s because business processes aren’t usually mapped out, as tightly as they should be.

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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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Canada police charge woman with terrorism offenses two years after return

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Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Saturday their arrest and prosecution of Kimberly Polman on Friday, who allegedly traveled to Syria and joined ISIS in 2015. Polman will be appearing in court on August 2 in Vancouver Provincial Court. Polman was charged with two counts of terrorism-related offenses: leaving Canada to participate in activity of terrorist group and participation in activity of terrorist group, contrary to the Criminal Code sections 83.181 and 83.18 respectively.

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Tunisia columnist and lawyer Sonia Dahmani sentenced to one year in prison

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The Tunis Court of First Instance sentenced lawyer and columnist Sonia Dahmani Saturday to one year in prison following public comments she made about the country refusing sub-Saharan African migrants from Europe, local media reported. The comments were made on the television channel Carthage+, when she sarcastically asked, “What extraordinary country are we talking about?

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“The Supreme Court upended gun laws nationwide. Mass confusion has followed. The Supreme Court said its guidance that gun laws must align with U.S. ‘history and tradition’ was misunderstood. What does that mean for hundreds of legal challenges to gun laws?”

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“The Supreme Court upended gun laws nationwide. Mass confusion has followed. The Supreme Court said its guidance that gun laws must align with U.S. ‘history and tradition’ was misunderstood. What does that mean for hundreds of legal challenges to gun laws?” Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post has this report.

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Former Philippine president Duterte faces corruption accusations

JURIST

Former Philippine senator Antonio Trillanes IV filed a criminal complaint of graft and plunder against former Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte and senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Friday. Duterte is embroiled again in another legal battle since leaving office. This follows an earlier investigation by the International Criminal Court into alleged crimes against humanity linked to the extensive killings during his anti-drug campaign.

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“Supreme Court ethics remain at center stage after hard-right rulings; Much of the public sees the Supreme Court as political, not impartial, even as the court’s defenders say its critics simply oppose the conservative majority”

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“Supreme Court ethics remain at center stage after hard-right rulings; Much of the public sees the Supreme Court as political, not impartial, even as the court’s defenders say its critics simply oppose the conservative majority”: Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post has this report.

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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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Venezuela authorities investigate Colombia paramilitary claims of plot to destabilize government

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Venezuela’s 8rd National Prosecutor ordered the investigation of claims by Colombian paramilitaries that they were approached to destabilize the government of President Nicolás Maduro, Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Friday. According to Maduro, the alleged plan was aimed at creating the impression of a “civil war” in Venezuela on July 28, the day of the country’s presidential election, in which Maduro is a candidate.

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“What Happened to the Originalism of the Originalists?”

HowAppealing

“What Happened to the Originalism of the Originalists?” Columnist David French has this essay online at The New York Times.

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Kansas Supreme Court reaffirms abortion rights and strikes down state restrictions

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The Kansas Supreme Court issued two decisions on Friday striking down a series of abortion rules and restrictions that reaffirmed its 2019 decision that the state constitution guarantees the right to terminate a pregnancy. In its first opinion, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the district court’s decision. The court reaffirmed that Section 1 of the Kansas Constitution’s Bill of Rights protects a pregnant person’s right to terminate a pregnancy.

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MedCity FemFwd: The Supreme Court’s Decision on Mifepristone

Above The Law

In this episode, we’re joined by Rabia Muqaddam, senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Muqaddam discusses the Supreme Court’s recent decision that preserved access to the abortion pill mifepristone. The post MedCity FemFwd: The Supreme Court’s Decision on Mifepristone appeared first on MedCity News.

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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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India police arrest 11 suspects in murder investigation of party leader

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India police arrested 11 suspects claimed to be involved in the murder of K Armstrong, on Saturday. The murder of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Tamil Nadu chief, took place on Friday, in Chennai. It is confirmed that the murder was carried out by a gang of six men close to his house of Friday evening. Armstrong became the head of the Tamil Nadu branch of BSP in 2007, after earlier contesting as an independent candidate in elections.

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Automate the Triage Process with Matter Management

CARET Legal

Matter management systems leverage automation and analytics to streamline the triage process, allowing law firms to operate more efficiently and effectively. Efficiently managing a growing caseload is a significant challenge for many law firms, starting with inefficiencies in the triage process. Firms face high case volumes, stringent quality control, and complex prioritization.

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Pakistan protestors rally in opposition to counterterrorism operation

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Protestors took to the streets of Pakistan’s Swat district Friday in response to proposed military plans by the government. Those rallying in opposition called for an end to the planned counterterrorism operation that is set to roll out in the north-west region. The protest, organised by Ulasi Passon (Public Revolution) and Orkazai Peace Movement, saw thousands of citizens marching between the areas of Khwazakhela and Kabal to condemn the military plans, with participants including political wor

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Less than Meets the Eye: LDT Small Entity Compliance Guide Adds Little Insight

FDA Law Blog

By Gail H. Javitt — In its final rule on laboratory developed tests (LDTs) (see our prior blog here ), FDA acknowledged that “some laboratories may lack familiarity, experience, or existing infrastructure for complying with FDA requirements” and made multiple references to a “small entity compliance guidance” that the agency intended to publish to “provide additional guidance to small businesses.

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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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Madrid court delays testimony of Spain PM’s wife in corruption and influence peddling case

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A Madrid court postponed Begoña Gómez’s testimony on Friday in the corruption case against the prime minister’s wife, according to reports in local media. The court agreed with Gómez’s defense legal team that she hadn’t received a valid notification for another complaint brought against her by Hazte Oír (“Make Yourself Heard”) , a far-right advocacy.

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Comparative Procedural Law and Justice Final Conference in Luxembourg (11–12 July 2024)

Conflict of Laws

On 11 and 12 July 2024 , the Comparative Procedural Law and Justice (CPLJ) Final Conference will take place at the University of Luxembourg. The organizers have kindly shared the following announcement with us: The conference will be held in a hybrid format and participation is free of charge. A brief description of the background of the CPLJ project and the final conference is provided below, together with the registration details.

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St. Kitts and Nevis federal parliament passes freedom of information amendment bill

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The Federal Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis on Friday voted to pass the Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill , which introduces fundamental changes to the freedom of information framework under current legislation and will codify key improvements that will enhance the government’s operational efficiency, promote transparency in the rule of law and limit, if not eradicate, instances of oversight under the country’s current model.

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Get a Dog: The Political and Media Establishment Turns on Biden

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Washington this week is proving once again that, as President Harry Truman warned, if “you want a friend in Washington. Get a dog.” President Joe Biden appears isolated and alone this weekend. He cannot even count on his dogs who are equally unpopular after the White House was accused of covering up their own dangerous demeanor. Fox host Shannon Bream reported this morning that her staff tried for an entire week to get a single Democrat to go on the show to defend President Joe Bide

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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UK Prime Minister announces intent to end Rwanda Scheme

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UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer announced Saturday that his government will end the Rwanda scheme introduced by the Sunak government, saying in a press conference that the scheme was “never a deterrent” and was ineffective. The Rwanda scheme, introduced by the government to deter migrant boats arriving in the UK, faced significant controversy and was ruled unlawful by the UK Supreme Court in 2023 as it violated obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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US Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstates ballot drop boxes for the 2024 elections

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The US Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday to reinstate the use of secure ballot drop boxes for the 2024 elections, reversing a prior ruling from 2022 by the court’s then-conservative majority that had banned this method for returning absentee ballots. The appellants argued that the state Supreme Court wrongly decided a 2022 case that state law mandated that absentee ballots must be returned either by mail or in person directly to municipal clerks, thus eliminating the option for drop

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Montreal police dismantles pro-Palestine encampment in city’s financial district

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The Montreal Police Force dismantled on Friday a pro-Palestine encampment which had been situated in Victoria Square, located in the financial district of the city. The police acted under orders of the City of Montreal, which is headed by Mayor Valérie Plante. Plante said that a municipal bylaw which prohibits unauthorised use of public spaces was used in this case.

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Taiwan prosecutor investigates former Democratic Progressive Party official for corruption

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The Taoyun District Prosecutor’s Office summoned the Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and former Mayor of Taoyuan City, Taiwan, Cheng Wen-tsan, on Friday on suspicion of having violated the Corruption Prevention and Criminal Activity Ordinance and other laws, according to local media reports. The prosecutor said that Cheng violated Article 5(1)(3) of the Corruption Prevention and Criminal Activity Ordinance for accepting a bribe for an official act, and therefore applied t

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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.