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UN human rights chief: Myanmar junta has issued over 130 death sentences in private proceedings

JURIST

High commissioner of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk Friday condemned military courts in Myanmar for handing out over 130 death sentences in court proceedings not accessible to the public.

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How To Be An Effective Company Watchdog

InHouseBlog

Like it or not, being a company watchdog is increasingly part of the day to day responsibilities of many in-house counsel. The stakes are high, and have gotten even higher, with companies operating in increasingly regulated environments.

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Minneapolis issues order legalizing gender-affirming healthcare for transgender community

JURIST

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Friday signed an executive order legalizing gender-affirming care for the transgender community. This happened just a month after the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a bill limiting medical care for transgender children under 18.

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“North Carolina’s dubious constitutional theory could undermine elections”

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“North Carolina’s dubious constitutional theory could undermine elections”: Columnist Karen Tumulty has this essay online at The Washington Post. The post “North Carolina’s dubious constitutional theory could undermine elections” appeared first on How Appealing

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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EU dispatch: ICC Assembly of States Parties to open at The Hague

JURIST

James Ekin is a UK staff correspondent for JURIST. He files this report from The Hague.

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Alberta government considers revising Cabinet powers under proposed Sovereignty Act

JURIST

Danielle Smith, who took office as the new Premier of the western Canadian province of Alberta in October, said Saturday that her government is considering revising the provisions of the proposed provincial Sovereignty Act which would empower the provincial cabinet to unilaterally rewrite laws without legislative approval.

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“When the Abortion Clinic Came to Town: After Roe fell, a sleepy college town in Southern Illinois found itself to be a crucial destination for abortion access; Not all of its residents are happy about it.”

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“When the Abortion Clinic Came to Town: After Roe fell, a sleepy college town in Southern Illinois found itself to be a crucial destination for abortion access; Not all of its residents are happy about it.” ” Ava Sasani and Erin Schaff had this article in last Thursday’s edition of The New York Times.

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South Africa President refuses to resign amid possible impeachment

JURIST

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Saturday announced through a spokesperson that he will not resign and will instead challenge a parliamentary report suggesting he may have illegaly concealed a crime at his private game farm.

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“Judge grants RFRA-based preliminary injunction against abortion ban”

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“Judge grants RFRA-based preliminary injunction against abortion ban”: Leslie Bonilla Muñiz of Indiana Capital Chronicle has this report. And at “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Eugene Volokh has a post titled “ Court Holds That Indiana RFRA Provides Religious Exemptions from Abortion Ban; Note that the decision is not inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s holding in Dobbs , though it may of course still be overturned on appeal on other grounds.”

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Supreme Court of Canada on International Child Abduction

Conflict of Laws

Written by Stephen G.A. Pitel, Faculty of Law, Western University. The Supreme Court of Canada has released its decision in F v N , 2022 SCC 51 ( available here ) and the decision offers some important observations about the law on international child abduction.

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“A New Clash Between Faith and Gay Rights Arrives at a Changed Supreme Court; A Colorado graphic designer says she has a First Amendment right to refuse to create websites for same-sex weddings despite a state anti-discrimination law”

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“A New Clash Between Faith and Gay Rights Arrives at a Changed Supreme Court; A Colorado graphic designer says she has a First Amendment right to refuse to create websites for same-sex weddings despite a state anti-discrimination law”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report.

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Call for Papers: RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law [Volume 10]: Submit by 3rd February, 2023

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About RMLNLU. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University is an institute for law in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. RMLNLU was established in the year 2005, and since then, has been providing undergraduate and post-graduate legal education. About the Journal Committee.

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“Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy”

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“Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy”: Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report. And in commentary, online at Vox, Ian Millhiser has an essay titled “ The deranged Supreme Court case that threatens US democracy, explained; Moore v. Harper is a test of whether this Supreme Court can ever be trusted with power.”

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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Webinar 6 December: From All Aspects: The HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention

Conflict of Laws

The HCCH and and the Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Private International Law, are organising a webinar on the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention on 6 December 2022 , 3 pm-5 pm (GMT +3).

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“After Arkansas Trial, Judge Weighs Legality of Ban on Care for Transgender Youth; The trial, the first over a challenge to a state ban on gender-affirming care, concluded last week; the judge has not indicated when he will rule”

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“After Arkansas Trial, Judge Weighs Legality of Ban on Care for Transgender Youth; The trial, the first over a challenge to a state ban on gender-affirming care, concluded last week; the judge has not indicated when he will rule”: Eliza Fawcett has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times.

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: November 26 to December 2 , 2022

Broadcast Law Blog

In a very busy week, here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the past week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

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“Supreme Court to review workplace dispute over free speech and gay marriage; Supreme Court to hold high-profile oral arguments Monday on free speech, religious rights”

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“Supreme Court to review workplace dispute over free speech and gay marriage; Supreme Court to hold high-profile oral arguments Monday on free speech, religious rights”: Shannon Bream and Bill Mears of Fox News have this report. The post “Supreme Court to review workplace dispute over free speech and gay marriage; Supreme Court to hold high-profile oral arguments Monday on free speech, religious rights” appeared first on How Appealing

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

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A video recap of the Chief Justice’s career

At the Lectern

California Courts recently posted a video reviewing Tani Cantil-Sakauye’s accomplishments as California’s chief justice. Among a number of others, former Justice Ming Chin and Justice Carol Corrigan talk about the Chief. And if you’re looking for some extra nostalgia, here’s a brief 2011 video reporting on Cantil-Sakauye’s first day as chief justice.

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“Does the 1st Amendment protect a right to discriminate?”

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“Does the 1st Amendment protect a right to discriminate?” ” Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times. The post “Does the 1st Amendment protect a right to discriminate?” ” appeared first on How Appealing

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Chinese Supreme People’s Court Issued New Judicial Interpretation on Hierarchical Jurisdiction on Foreign-Related Disputes

Conflict of Laws

LIN Jidong, Wuhan University Institute of International Law. Background. The Chinese Supreme People’s Court (hereinafter “ SPC “) issued “SPC’s Regulation on Several Matters Concerning the Jurisdiction of Foreign-Related Disputes” (hereinafter “ Regulation 2022 “), [1] which will enter into force on 1st January 2023. The Regulation focuses on hierarchical jurisdiction in cross-border litigation, although its title does not explicitly say so.

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Patently-O

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Matt Birney: Proteomics Secures Hong Kong Patent for Kidney Disease Test (Source: The West Australian). Jesse Coghlan: Apple Job Listings and Patents Hint at Foray into ‘3D Mixed-Reality World’ (Source: Cointelegraph).

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6 Best Practices to Maximize Value from Vendor Contracts

With uncertainty on the rise and margins and operating budgets stretched thin, there are a range of obstacles threatening to sap value from deals with vendors. Status quo vendor contract management costs businesses millions of dollars every year. Contract Intelligence can help businesses get more value from vendor contracts.

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Volume 2, Issue 1 of UCC Law Journal 2022

Conflict of Laws

I was recently alerted to the publication of Volume 2, Issue 1 of UCC Law Journal 2022, which contains articles on Ghanian law. One article in the journal is focused on our beloved subject of private international law: S Okorley, The Possible Impact of The 2019 Hague Convention on The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters on the Grounds of International Competence in Ghana.

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NYC FACES AN ONGOING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

NewmanFerraraLLP

In an announcement dated December 1, 2022, the New York City Mayor's Office indicated that Mayor Adams was extending Emergency Order No.

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Turley Speaks in Florida on Supreme Court

JonathanTurley

I am speaking today in Florida on the Supreme Court. The speech to general counsels and legal counsels at corporations is being held on Amelia Island. In addition to a timely escape from the winter blues, this island offers long pristine beaches filled with sea shells and breathtaking views.

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FLORIDA CALLS THE SHOTS ON VAX PASSPORT

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Florida Eliminates Vaccine Passport In early October, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2021 Florida law which prohibited businesses from requiring customers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status -- functioning much like an anti-discrimination statute.

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The Paralegal Coach's Playbook: Strategies for Launching a Successful Virtual Paralegal Business

Speaker: Amanda DeVincenzo, MPPA - Paralegal Business Empowerment Coach and Founder of DeVincenzo Consulting, LLC

Take the guesswork out of starting your own virtual paralegal business with proven strategies and support from an experienced paralegal business owner and business empowerment coach.