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Romania launches investigation into top government officials over vaccine procurement scandal

JURIST

The National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) of Romania announced Thursday the initiation of a criminal investigation into a high-profile case involving the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines targeting three individuals, including former Prime Minister Florin Cîțu and former Ministers of Health Vlad Voiculescu and Ioana Mihăilă, for alleged crimes of abuse of office.

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What 4 Execs Want People To Know About the Intersection Between the Justice System and Behavioral Health

Above The Law

There needs to be better communication, a focus on clinically appropriate care and more empathy when it comes to treating the mental health of the incarcerated population, executives said during a recent panel discussion.

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Indonesia anti-corruption chief suspected in extortion case

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Ade Safri Simanjuntak, Jakarta police’s director for special crime, affirmed Wednesday the existence of “sufficient evidence” warranting the identification of Firli Bahuri, the Chairman of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), as a suspect in an alleged extortion case involving the former Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo.

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“The Supreme Court Considers the Right to Trial by Jury; SEC v. Jarkesy could vindicate a legal protection against the administrative state that the Founders fought for”

HowAppealing

“The Supreme Court Considers the Right to Trial by Jury; SEC v. Jarkesy could vindicate a legal protection against the administrative state that the Founders fought for”: This editorial will appear in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal. The post “The Supreme Court Considers the Right to Trial by Jury; SEC v. Jarkesy could vindicate a legal protection against the administrative state that the Founders fought for” 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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Prominent Kashmir journalist granted bail after two years in detention over ‘anti-national content’ charges

JURIST

Kashmiri journalist Fahad Shah, who endured nearly 21 months in jail on charges of “anti-national content” and “glorifying terrorism” in Kashmir, secured bail on Friday from Indian authorities. Shah’s release came three months after the authorities blocked the Kashmir Walla, a publication he founded and leads. Despite the difficulty of obtaining bail under India’s anti-terrorism laws, the court justified its decision by asserting that Shah did not pose an imm

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ECHR finds Poland appeals court violated former President Lech Wa??sa’s right to fair trial

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released a judgement on Thursday, finding in favor of Poland’s former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Wałęsa. The court found that an appeals court created by a 2017 Polish judicial reform violated Wałęsa’s right to a fair proceeding because of the political influence exerted upon the court’s procedure.

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“Judicial Notice (11.25.23): Zero Tolerance; Benchslaps for Biglaw, bountiful bonuses at a boutique, a high-profile hire at Airbnb, and other legal news from the week that was.”

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“Judicial Notice (11.25.23): Zero Tolerance; Benchslaps for Biglaw, bountiful bonuses at a boutique, a high-profile hire at Airbnb, and other legal news from the week that was.” David Lat has this post at his “Original Jurisdiction” Substack site. The post “Judicial Notice (11.25.23): Zero Tolerance; Benchslaps for Biglaw, bountiful bonuses at a boutique, a high-profile hire at Airbnb, and other legal news from the week that was.” appeared first on How Appeali

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10 Syria civilians killed in government attack on rebel-held village

JURIST

Syria’s opposition government said Saturday that government forces shelled the northwestern village of Qaqfin, located in Idlib, Syria. The shelling resulted in the death of ten civilians , drawing further attention to allegations of human rights violations committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. In a press release, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) revealed that the shelling targeted areas in Idlib, an area which is currently held by rebels.

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How to RSVP for Monica Bay’s Celebration of Life, Dec. 7 in NYC (Plus Reminder of This Week’s Calif. Memorial)

LawSites

A few weeks ago, I posted about memorial services planned for Monica Bay, the longtime editor-in-chief of Law Technology News , one in San Mateo, Calif. on Nov. 30, and another in New York City on Dec. 7. I now have additional details on the New York memorial from Sean La Roque-Doherty, Monica’s close friend and her former colleague at ALM, where he was technology editor.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Supreme Court of India holds state Governors cannot indefinitely delay bills

JURIST

The Supreme Court of India released its judgment Thursday in the case State of Punjab v. Principal Secretary to the Governor of Punjab establishing that if a Governor chooses to withhold assent to a bill sent by a State Legislature, the Governor is required to promptly return the bill, with a message for the Legislature to reconsider the proposed law.

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Call for Papers: 2nd International Congress of Civil Procedural Law (15/16 Dec 23; hybrid)

Conflict of Laws

The Universidade Portucalense (UPT) will be hosting the 2nd International Congress of Civil Procedural Law on 15 and 16 December 2023. The hybrid event will focus on “The Challenges of De-Judicialisation of Justice” The organizers have been so kind as to share the call for papers with us. Further information can also be found here.

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5 Meaningful Employee Recognition Ideas Your Staff Will Appreciate | iHire

iHire

Discover effective ideas for employee appreciation and ways to ensure your employee recognition is meaningful.

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“The Law of Trump — Part II: How Trump opened up new frontiers of First Amendment law.”

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“The Law of Trump — Part II: How Trump opened up new frontiers of First Amendment law.” Adam Unikowsky has this post at his Substack site, “Adam’s Legal Newsletter.” The post “The Law of Trump — Part II: How Trump opened up new frontiers of First Amendment law.” 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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Roger Stone Denies Using Vulgar Reference for Casey DeSantis. That Still Appears on His Account

JonathanTurley

Yesterday, we discussed the attack of Trump associate Roger Stone on Casey DeSantis for referring to her children in speeches. The story by Mediaite included screenshots of a posting. Stone was responding to a posting by GOP congressional candidate Mike Crispi repeatedly referring to her children. It then showed Stone responding “SeeUNextTuesday,”using the common slang for the vulgar word (it is meant as a type of acronym beginning C-U).

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New York High School Students Riot After Teacher Posts Pro-Israel Image on Facebook

JonathanTurley

At Hillcrest High School in Queens this week, a New York teacher had to l ock herself in her office as hundreds of high school students rioted after learning that she posted a pro-Israeli statement on Facebook. Dozens of police had to be called to quell the riot, which caused property damage throughout the school. The chaos began shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Monday after students discovered an image on the teacher’s account from a pro-Israel rally showing her holding a poster reading “I sta

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