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Philippines deploys ships to disputed South China Sea amid reports China building ‘artificial island’

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The Philippines on Saturday deployed ships to a disputed area in the South China Sea, where it accused the People’s Republic of China (PRC) of building an “artificial island” amid the two Asian countries’s ongoing conflict over the territory, the office of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said in a statement. “The Philippine Coast Guard (PGC) has deployed its BRP Teresa Magbanua to monitor the supposed illegal activities of China, creating an ‘artificial island’ on Escoda S

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Checkmate: How to Stay on Top of Client-Facing Requests

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Nothing bottlenecks law firm case process (and progress) as much as waiting for your clients to do things. Law firms can largely control internal policies & tasks; and, courts utilize definable deadlines. But, when law firms request that clients do things. good luck ! They’ll straight up ignore you. They’ll obfuscate. They’ll waste your time, by getting back to you another issue, entirely.

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US government moves to end long-standing agreement on migrant child custody oversight

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The US government filed a motion on Friday to partially end a 27-year-old agreement that requires the federal government to comply with court supervision about the treatment of migrant children in its custody. This action follows the recent publication by the Health and Human Services Department of its own regulation on protective measures, slated to take effect on July 1.

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Overcome Clutter and Hoarding in the Office: Advice from the Expert

Attorney at Work

Nothing But the Ruth! | Cory Chalmers from A&E's "Hoarders" has tips to help overcome clutter in the office. The post Overcome Clutter and Hoarding in the Office: Advice from the Expert appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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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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Global biodiversity monitoring should be amended to protect indigenous rights: Amnesty International

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Amnesty International cautioned Friday against potential threats to indigenous peoples’ rights in the measurement of progress towards the Global Biodiversity Framework. The organization emphasized the imperative for states to engage in consultations with indigenous communities and secure their “free, prior, and informed consent ,” in line with Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Australia court dismisses Iranian asylum seeker’s plea and orders return

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The Australian High Court passed a judgement on Friday that dismissed an Iranian asylum seeker’s plea to be released from immigration detention and enter the country. The Iranian asylum seeker, applicant ASF-17, applied to the Federal Court of Australia for a writ of habeas corpus in 2023 on the basis that his continuing detention exceeded the constitutional limitation identified in the orders of NZYQ v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs released the week prior.

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The New York Times Denounces Cancel Culture. After Fueling Cancel Culture for Years

JonathanTurley

For those of us who have criticized the cancel culture in higher education for years, the attacks and shunning have unrelenting. The media has played a role in that culture and none more prominently than the New York Times. Recently, however, the mob came for liberal professors and media who have remained silent for years as conservatives and others were targeted on campus.

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Colombia court grants conditional release to former paramilitary leader

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Colombia’s Justice and Peace Tribunal of Bogota, led by Magistrate Jose Manuel Parra, released former paramilitary commander Salvatore Mancuso on Saturday by replacing 57 security measures that had previously kept him in custody. Document of Freedom No. 3 , issued by the Superior Court of Bogota, detailed the terms of his release, stating that Mancuso was granted a non-custodial alternative in the form of a commitment agreement, effectively ending his detainment under pretrial detention se

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“Trump, gun owners and Jan. 6 rioters: Tough-on-crime Justice Alito displays empathy for some criminal defendants; In recent Supreme Court arguments, the former prosecutor has asked skeptical questions about criminal cases against former President Donald Trump, Jan. 6 defendants and gun owners.”

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“Trump, gun owners and Jan. 6 rioters: Tough-on-crime Justice Alito displays empathy for some criminal defendants; In recent Supreme Court arguments, the former prosecutor has asked skeptical questions about criminal cases against former President Donald Trump, Jan. 6 defendants and gun owners.” Lawrence Hurley of NBC News 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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Kuwait leader dissolves parliament and suspends constitutional provisions

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Kuwait’s Emir (political leader) announced the suspension of parliament and some articles of the constitution in a televised speech on Saturday. The suspension comes just a few weeks after the national elections. They were the first elections held under the reign of Emir Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who came to power in December after the death of his half-brother and predecessor, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

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“National Dem strategy worries state abortion-rights leaders; Democrats’ efforts to ride the coattails of abortion ballot measures put passage at risk”

HowAppealing

“National Dem strategy worries state abortion-rights leaders; Democrats’ efforts to ride the coattails of abortion ballot measures put passage at risk”: Megan Messerly and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico have this report. The post “National Dem strategy worries state abortion-rights leaders; Democrats’ efforts to ride the coattails of abortion ballot measures put passage at risk” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Canada authorities arrest fourth man in Sikh separatist slaying

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Canadian authorities arrested a fourth man in connection to the murder of prominent Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. British Columbia’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced that Amardeep Singh was arrested on May 11 for his participation in the killing. Amardeep is a twenty-two-year-old resident of the Brampton, Surrey, and Abbotsford areas of Canada.

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The Appearance of Michael Cohen: A Wreck in Search of a Race

JonathanTurley

Below is an expanded version of my New York Post column on the appearance of Michael Cohen Monday in the Manhattan prosecution of former President Donald Trump. His testimony will not be for the intestinally weak or ethically strong viewers. It has all the draw of a Nascar race on a rainy day. Here is the column: Michael Cohen is to criminal justice what car crashes are to Nascar: few want to admit it, but he is the perverse draw for the wreck-obsessed.

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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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UK government proposes amendment to automatically ban convicted child rapists from having say in their children’s lives

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The UK government tabled an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill on Friday that would automatically bar child rapists from making any decisions about their own children’s lives following sentencing. The government stated that the amendment is “to make sure the best interests of children are protected.” The amendment removes the perpetrator’s parental responsibilities and ability to make key decisions in their children’s lives such as whether they can access therapy, go on holiday or chan

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Hundreds protest in Germany against Tesla factory enlargement

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About eight hundred people protested Friday against Tesla’s enlargement plans in Grünheide, Germany. The protest was organized by Disrupt Tesla , an anti-capitalist group who objects to all means of individual means of transportation. After issuing a statement , Disrupt Tesla said the company is responsible for worldwide environmental destruction and expulsion.

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Libya files intervention in South Africa’s ICJ genocide case against Israel

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Libya filed a declaration of intervention Friday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) the case concerning the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip ( South Africa v. Israel ) now underway in the UN’s principal court. Libya stated that it filed the declaration because it believes Israel has been engaging in genocide against Palestinians in Gaza since October 7, 2023 and failing to prevent and prosecute the direct

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At least 97 journalists killed in Israel-Hamas War: CPJ report

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At least 97 journalists and media works have been killed in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war , the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a preliminary count of media workers released Saturday. This conflict has proven to be the deadliest for media workers since CPJ began systematically documenting such tragedies in 1992. According to CPJ, working in Gaza has posed significant dangers for journalists covering the Israeli ground offensive.

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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.