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

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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. Seven college students were sentenced to death on November 30, and the UN is working to confirm four additional death sentences against youth activists on December 1.

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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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Minneapolis issues order legalizing gender-affirming healthcare for transgender community

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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. The order defines “gender-affirming healthcare” as all services, supplies, drug therapies, and other care that an individual may receive to support and affirm an individual’s gender identity.

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“Antiabortion forces push local bans in states with legal access”

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“Antiabortion forces push local bans in states with legal access”: Lissandra Villa Huerta has this front page article in today’s edition of The Boston Globe. The post “Antiabortion forces push local bans in states with legal access” appeared first on How Appealing.

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

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James Ekin is a UK staff correspondent for JURIST. He files this report from The Hague. On 5 December 2022, the 21 st session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is opening at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, the Netherlands. The session is scheduled from 5 to 10 December 2022.

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Alberta government considers revising Cabinet powers under proposed Sovereignty Act

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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. The bill passed its First Reading on November 29th but has not yet passed Second Reading, debate on which was adjourned on December 1st.

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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.” You can access

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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. Ramaphosa’s announcement ends days of speculation over whether he would step down rather than face impeachment. The report, drafted by two former judges and one lawyer, accused Ramaphosa of violating his oath of office by obsuring details of the 2020 robbery of

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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.” The post “Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy” appeared first on How Appeali

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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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. Even where companies do not have multiple regulatory authorities overseeing their activities, companies can knowingly or unknowingly be operating in contravention of the myriad of rules and regulations that exist at all levels of government.

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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. The post “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, c

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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. The Federal Trade Commission and seven state Attorneys General announced a settlement with Google LLC and iHeart Media, Inc. over allegations that iHeart radio stations aired thousands of deceptive endorsements for Google Pixel 4 phones by radio personalities who had never

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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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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.

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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). Atty. Daniel Davies: Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Record-Setting $645M Patent Infringement Award in Dow v Nova (Source: JD Supra).

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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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NYC FACES AN ONGOING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

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In an announcement dated December 1, 2022, the New York City Mayor's Office indicated that Mayor Adams was extending Emergency Order No. 224 (dated October 7, 2022 ), another five days, due to the continuing need for emergency measures given the "thousands of asylum seekers" that are purportedly being bused into the NYC area from states such as Texas.

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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. The court held 5-4 that two young children taken by their mother from UAE to Ontario are to be returned to their father in UAE.

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Optimizing Contract Management and Enhancing Team Collaboration: Insights from a Legal Operations Perspective

Speaker: Adina Marta Newman

Learn about a world of effective contract management and seamless teamwork across departments in this upcoming webinar from Cobblestone Software. You'll discover practical strategies and tips that legal professionals can use to streamline contract processes and enhance collaboration, making significant impact across legal and corporate departments. Join us as we show how you can supercharge contract processes, improve team communication, and take your contributions to the next level.

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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. Last year, in April 2021, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order banning vaccine passports and blocked any business or government entity from requiring proof of a vaccination.

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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. The Committee was constituted with the objective of promoting legal research and writing.

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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. 224 (dated October 7, 2022 ), another five days, due to the continuing need for emergency measures given the "thousands of asylum seekers" that are purportedly being bused into the NYC area from states such as Texas.

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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). The HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention has been occupying a crucial spot for the protection of children in today’s globalized world, for more than 25 years.

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Visibility Into the Strategy & Supporting Documents of Major US Law Firms

Law Firm Intelligence by Trellis aggregates state trial court data across the Trellis platform enabling users to: look up a particular metric related to a specific law firm (such as, how many cases a law firm had or has against another law firm), and see the actual dockets and documents supporting the metric. Trellis data is maximized in a revolutionary and unique way to provide users an exclusive look into a law firm litigating in state trial courts.

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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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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.

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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. I will be speaking in the evening on current cases and controversies facing the United States Supreme Court from affirmative action to free speech to election laws.

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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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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.