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CPJ urges Algeria authorities to release detained journalists and cease crackdown on press freedom

JURIST

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday urged Algerian authorities to release two detained journalists, stating that the country must stop cracking down on press freedom. The two journalists, Omar Ferhat and Sofiane Ghirous, worked for the news website Algeria Scoop and were arrested last month. The journalists were charged with inciting hate speech for publishing a video that showed two businesswomen who were “protesting their mistreatment at a government-sponsored event.R

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 6, 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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New Brunswick judge rules school district lacks standing in gender identity policy lawsuit

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A New Brunswick judge ruled on Friday that the Anglophone East District Education Council does not have the legal standing to challenge changes to Policy 713, a gender identity policy made by the provincial government. The judge ruled that none of the plaintiffs were directly impacted by the changes to the policy in a way that would grant them the legal standing required to challenge it, and the plaintiffs therefore cannot continue their lawsuit against the government.

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Part 5, More on Caseload and on Criminal Appeals--NYCOA: The Wilson Uptick

NewYorkCourtWatcher

The Court of Appeals remains the focus for now. Yes, dramatic developments at the Supreme Court should and will be addressed. Meanwhile, remember that for New Yorkers, our lives under the law are much more directly and regularly affected by the rulings of our highest court--just as they are for residents of other states and their high courts.This post will be a review of sorts.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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Pakistan Punjab ministry recommends social media ban, citing security concerns during religious processions

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Pakistan’s Punjab government proposed a ban on all social media platforms for six days, citing security concerns during thousands of religious processions starting next week from July 13-18, according to a Thursday notice from the Ministry of Interior. The ban proposal concerns the religious parade taken out by the minority Shi’ite Muslims of the country on account of Ashura, the days of mourning for the martyrdom of Prophet Imam Hussain.

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CPJ calls for investigation into Indonesia journalist’s death in house fire

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called for an independent investigation into the house fire that killed journalist Sempurna Pasaribu and three members of his family last month. The organization emphasized the need for accountability for the incident. CPJ’s Senior Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin stated : Indonesian authorities must leave no stone unturned in investigating the suspicious death of Tribrata TV journalist Sempurna Pasaribu.

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“Think About it Very Carefully”: Author Don Winslow Posts Curious Message to Mark Warner

JonathanTurley

Last night, President Joe Biden refused to take a cognitive or neurological test despite widespread concerns over his physical and mental decline. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pressed the President on his low polling and efforts of Democrats to get him to drop out of the race. He specifically mentioned the effort of Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) to organize members to pressure him to end his campaign.

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Hong Kong court affirms national security committee’s decision not amenable to judicial review

JURIST

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal (CA) refused on Friday to grant Jimmy Lai Chee Ying leave to appeal the lower court’s decision that the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong SAR (NSC) is not amenable to judicial review. The court further expressed its disapproval of the applicant’s “unreasonable litigation conduct” as it found none of the challenges “reasonably arguable.” The court reiterated that Article 14 of the 2020 National Security

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The Grim Reaper: Biden Declares Two Justices Will Be Gone in Four Years

JonathanTurley

One of the least discussed aspects of the interview with President Joe Biden last night was his declaration that two of the nine justices are not long for the Court. The question is which two are facing retirement or the reaper. In arguing for his remaining as the nominee despite record low polling, the President told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos with certainty that the next president “in going to appoint at least two new appointees.” That must be uneasy news for the relatively small

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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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UNHCR: Migrants face dangerous risks and violent conditions on Africa routes

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Refugees and migrants face dangerous and violent conditions on routes across East and West Africa towards the Mediterranean Coast, according to a report released on Friday by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The office issued an appeal to border authorities in Africa to implement more protections for these vulnerable migrants.

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South Korea court sentences man to prison for attempted murder of opposition leader Lee Jae-myung

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South Korea’s Busan District Court sentenced a man to 15 years in prison on Friday for attempting to murder Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung and for violating the Public Official Election Act , according to reports from local media. The court, presided over by Judge Kim Yong-gyun, highlighted the severity of the crime, describing it as “not only an attempt to deprive an individual of the right to life but also attacking the victim regarding the parliamentary election, thus obstr

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