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Radio Free Asia to close Hong Kong bureau citing safety concerns

JURIST

Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) president, Bay Fang, announced Friday that the news organization has already closed its Hong Kong bureau and will “no longer have full-time personnel in Hong Kong” due to safety concerns after the enactment of the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance. The statement cited actions by Hong Kong authorities, who have referred to RFA as a “foreign force,” raising serious questions over the safety of RFA and its reporters.

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Can You Make Any Money as a Freelance Paralegal?

Paralegal Bootcamp

Can you make any money as a freelance paralegal? In this video interview for the podcast, I asked Jaclyn Foster that question and other questions about what it’s like to be a freelance paralegal. She was the perfect person to ask because, as a former paralegal turned multiple six-figure entrepreneur, Jaclyn’s journey from subcontracting to founding her own successful freelancing venture has equipped her with invaluable insights.

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Poland president vetoes amendment that would increase access to contraception pills

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Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday vetoed a proposed amendment to the Pharmaceutical Law that would allow young women aged 15 and up to purchase emergency contraception pills without a prescription. The president’s office stated the reasoning behind the decision was “the will to respect constitutional rights and the standard of health protection of children.” The office also claimed that the decision came as a result of a petition signed by roughly 30,000 people.

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“Clemency is not a blanket power that the governor can use to impose his personal view”

At the Lectern

The debate continues in the Daily Journal over whether Governor Gavin Newsom would abuse his power by commuting all the hundreds of California death sentences. It’s a question of particular importance to a large number of condemned inmates because, under the state constitution, a governor can’t grant clemency to anyone who has been “ twice convicted of a felony ” without the Supreme Court’s approval and the court has said it will not sign off on a clemency that would be an R

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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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UN experts raise concerns about Guadeloupe water crisis and censorship

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UN independent experts expressed concern about the ongoing water shortage in Guadeloupe, a French Caribbean island. They raised concerns over tap water pollution, steep prices and attempts to silence critics, calling the situation a threat to human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. After a last-minute ban was imposed on a planned debate about the water crisis in Guadeloupe, organized by Antilles University, UN experts voiced concerns about censorship of human rights advocates, whistl

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Netherlands court asks EU Court of Justice for clarification on Ukraine refugee protection

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The Hague District Court of the Netherlands on Friday called on the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to give a preliminary ruling on questions regarding the extension of the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) under Article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). TPD entitles the CJEU the jurisdiction to give preliminary rulings concerning the interpretation of treaties as well as the validity and interpretation of acts of EU institutions.

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RES IPSA HITS 80,000,000

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This morning, Res Ipsa passed the 80,000,000 mark in views on the blog. We have used these moments to give thanks for our many regular readers around the world and share our traffic data to give you an idea of the current profile of readers around the world. We do not have a running data page so these periodic postings allow our community to see the traffic profile of our blog.

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South Korea ambassador resigns amid allegations of investigation interference

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South Korean Ambassador to Australia Lee Jong-seop resigned on Friday after 25 days in office. Lee is under investigation for his alleged interference in the investigation of Marine Sergeant Choi Su-geun’s death. Upon his resignation, Lee called upon authorities to quickly conduct an investigation and said he would cooperate. Lee claimed that the Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials has yet to schedule an investigation despite his repeated requests.

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Three UN military observers and interpreter injured by border shell explosion in Lebanon

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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) shared Saturday that three UN military observers and a Lebanese interpreter were injured during a foot patrol along the Blue Line when an explosion happened nearby. The UNIFIL spokesperson Andrea Tenenti’s statement , which was shared by the official X (formerly Twitter) account of UNFIL, stated: This morning, three OGL (UNTSO) military observers and one Lebanese language assistant on a foot patrol along the Blue Line were injured when a

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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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Peru police search home of President amid ongoing asset declaration scandal

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Peruvian Public Ministry and Division of Investigation of High Complexity Crimes (DIVIAC) agents carried out a search operation at President Dina Boluarte’s residence and the Government Palace between Friday night and Saturday morning as part of their investigations into the Rolex Case. On March 18, the Public Prosecutor’s Office initiated preliminary proceedings against the President for alleged crimes of illicit enrichment and failure to declare assets in documents due to her omiss

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