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Mexico president defends publicizing NYT reporter’s phone number

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Obrador defended on Friday his decision to reveal a New York Times (NYT) reporter’s phone number, saying that the privacy protection laws governing personal data and information do not apply to him. Obrador, who was accused in a report from NYT of taking millions of dollars for his 2006 campaign from the Sinaloa drug cartel, had on Thursday displayed the NYT reporter’s letter, including her phone number, on a large screen and read it aloud during one o

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“Third Scalia Law Graduate Since 2021 Selected as SCOTUS Clerk”

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“Third Scalia Law Graduate Since 2021 Selected as SCOTUS Clerk”: The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School has issued a news release that begins, “The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University has announced selection of a graduate as a U.S. Supreme Court clerk, the third since 2021. United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has named Crystal Clanton, ’22, as a judicial clerk for the 2024-25 Term.” In news coverage, Abbie VanSickle of The N

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Ukraine investigating over 120,000 alleged Russia war crimes

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Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin announced Friday at the War Crimes Conference 2024 , a day before the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine , that Ukraine is in the process of investigating 120,000 potential Russian war crimes. Kostin spoke with Reuters at the conference in Berlin, affirming that Ukraine has “identified already 511 perpetrators” and “already [has] 80 convictions in Ukrainian Courts.” Following the conference, Kostin released a s

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“After 43 Years on Death Row, a Serial Killer Faces Execution; Decadeslong waits for capital punishment have become common, but 73-year-old Thomas Creech’s case is particularly extreme”

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“After 43 Years on Death Row, a Serial Killer Faces Execution; Decadeslong waits for capital punishment have become common, but 73-year-old Thomas Creech’s case is particularly extreme”: Jim Carlton of The Wall Street Journal has this report. The post “After 43 Years on Death Row, a Serial Killer Faces Execution; Decadeslong waits for capital punishment have become common, but 73-year-old Thomas Creech’s case is particularly extreme” 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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Hong Kong top court rejects government bid to appeal unauthorized assembly acquittals of pro-democracy activists

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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) refused to grant leave to the government on Friday to appeal the acquittals of seven pro-democracy activists. The lower court overturned the activists’ convictions for organizing an unauthorized assembly but upheld their convictions for participating in an unauthorized assembly. The lower court reasoned that leading and directing did not fall within the definition of organization for the purpose of the Public Order Ordinance.

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Russia investigative committee refuses to surrender Navalny’s body to family unless a private funeral is held

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Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson stated Friday that Navalny’s body is being withheld from his family unless his mother agrees to a private, closed-casket funeral. This was further corroborated by Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, who responded on Saturday through a video shared on YouTube and X (formerly Twitter) alleging that Russian President Vladimir Putin is behind the orders that Navalny’s mother may not have a public funeral.

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“Why isn’t the Supreme Court moving faster on Trump’s immunity challenge?”

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“Why isn’t the Supreme Court moving faster on Trump’s immunity challenge?”: John Fritze of CNN has this report. The post “Why isn’t the Supreme Court moving faster on Trump’s immunity challenge?” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Mexico president’s family and colleagues face threats after phone numbers leaked

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The eldest son of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the governing party’s presidential candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported receiving threats and insults Saturday after their phone numbers were leaked. José Ramón López Beltrán, Obrador’s son, addressed the issue on X (formerly Twitter). He highlighted the invasion of privacy and its potential danger to his family’s security.

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“One big happy ‘family’? Supreme Court justices talk of unity as they weigh explosive cases; As the Supreme Court navigates epic political battles, Amy Coney Barrett and Sonia Sotomayor appeared together to talk of unity and bringing the ‘temperature down.’”

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“One big happy ‘family’? Supreme Court justices talk of unity as they weigh explosive cases; As the Supreme Court navigates epic political battles, Amy Coney Barrett and Sonia Sotomayor appeared together to talk of unity and bringing the ‘temperature down.’” Maureen Groppe of USA Today has this report. And Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that “ Sotomayor and Barrett stress Supreme Court camaraderie; As decisions key to Trump’s future loom, justices from diff

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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 asks Russia for early release of nationals in Russia army ‘support jobs’

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The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) reported Friday that it has asked Russia for the early release of Indian nationals working in “support jobs” for the Russian army. The MEA also cautioned Indian nationals to stay away from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. MEA’s official spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal, in response to media queries regarding “Indians caught in conflict in Russia,” stated: We are aware that a few Indian nationals have signed up for support jobs w

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 24, 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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DC dispatch: senators push for prescription patent reform at Capitol Hill panel

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Marissa Zupancic is JURIST’s Washington DC Correspondent, a JURIST Senior Editor and a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She’s stationed in Washington during her Semester in DC. US Senators Peter Welch (D-VT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) hosted a panel discussion earlier this month highlighting new bipartisan legislation to address pharmaceutical drug patents in the US.

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Violence Against Women and International Law – Updated February 2024

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Sabrina I. Pacifici is identifying and documenting pertinent sources for researchers on the October 7, 2023 terrorist attack, and violence against women and girls. The guide was originally published on November 23, 2023 - link here , and had 8 pertinent sources on this topic comprising government reports, academic papers, reviews of UN/NGO programs, news, databases, analysis and commentary.

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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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India Supreme Court to hear appeal of case ordering young girls to take “cautionary” measures to avoid sexual assault

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The Supreme Court of India scheduled on Friday the hearing of the case In Re: Right to Privacy of Adolescents, after the Calcutta High Court last year ordered that “young adolescent girls are obligated to control their sexual urges” under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences Act ( POCSO ). The Calcutta High Court, in its judgment concerning a case that involved sexual intercourse between an “older adolescent” man and a minor girl, suggested “cautionary

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“New Records Show Supreme Court’s Sonia Sotomayor Took Unusual Step Of Traveling With A Medic; Marshals Service records indicate Sotomayor was the only sitting justice to request such care; Some progressives have called in the past for her to retire while Biden is president”

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“New Records Show Supreme Court’s Sonia Sotomayor Took Unusual Step Of Traveling With A Medic; Marshals Service records indicate Sotomayor was the only sitting justice to request such care; Some progressives have called in the past for her to retire while Biden is president”: Molly Redden of HuffPost has this report. The post “New Records Show Supreme Court’s Sonia Sotomayor Took Unusual Step Of Traveling With A Medic; Marshals Service records indicate Sotomayor was

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ECOWAS lifts sanction on Niger to prevent its exit from the bloc

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional bloc in West Africa, announced on Saturday its decision to immediately lift sanctions imposed on Niger. This move aims to prevent the withdrawal of the junta-led nation from the bloc, considering the significant economic, financial and institutional implications for the country and the region.

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McCaskill: Media Must Stop Fact Checking Joe Biden

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MSNBC contributor and former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has been one of the most vocal voices attacking critics of Joe Biden and opposing any investigations into his family or his policies. She attacked journalists and others who spoke in favor of free speech, calling them “Putin apologists” and Putin lovers. Now she is lashing out at the media for fact checking Joe Biden’s false claims. any false claims.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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UN report warns against export of arms to Israel, citing international law

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A report released Friday from the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (HROHC) warns countries against the “transfer of [any] weapons or ammunition to Israel” as this could constitute a violation of international humanitarian law if these weapons are used contrary to the Geneva Conventions, referring to Israel’s alleged failure to adhere to international law in Gaza.

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New Hampshire AI robocall imitating President Joe Biden traced to Dean Phillips presidential campaign

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The Associated Press (AP) and NBC News released exclusives Friday identifying Lousiana magician Paul Carpenter and political consultant Steve Kramer, who was associated with the Dean Phillips presidential campaign, as the parties responsible for a series of robocalls in New Hampshire that used AI to imitate President Joe Biden ahead of the Democratic primary in the state.

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US Secretary of State condemns expansion of Israel settlements in West Bank

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken condemned Israel’s proposed expansion of settlements in the West Bank during a press conference Friday, marking a significant reversal in policy since former president Donald Trump’s administration claimed the expansion of settlements did not violate international law. Blinken stated: On settlements, we’ve seen the reports, and I have to say we’re disappointed in the announcement.

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