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  •  India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

    India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

    Practice Focuses 01/11/2021

    India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation.The S...

  • German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdle

    German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdle

    Practice Focuses 10/23/2020

    A German arrest order for two Panamanian lawyers whose firm was at the center of an international tax evasion scandal faces a substantial obstacle: Panama’s constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens.Juergen Mossack and Ramón...

  • Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    Practice Focuses 10/16/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court granted a request Wednesday to wade into a fight over whether counties should count mail-in ballots when a voter’s signature doesn’t necessarily match the one on their registration. In its brief order, t...

  • Court hears testimony on whether Assange was spied on

    Court hears testimony on whether Assange was spied on

    Practice Focuses 07/25/2020

    Spain’s National Court heard testimony Monday in an investigation into whether a Spanish company was hired to spy on Julian Assange during the seven years the WikiLeaks founder spent in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.The court is investigatin...

  • Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    Practice Focuses 06/09/2020

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to resume publication of full COVID-19 data, including the cumulative death toll, following allegations the government was trying to hide the severity of the pandemi...

  • UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

    UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

    Practice Focuses 02/27/2020

    Heathrow Airport’s plans to increase capacity of Europe’s biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved the projec...

  • UK parents lose court appeal to keep baby on life support

    UK parents lose court appeal to keep baby on life support

    Practice Focuses 02/13/2020

    The parents of a baby declared brain dead by doctors have lost the latest round of a legal battle in Britain’s courts to keep him on life support.Britain’s Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an attempt by Karwan Ali and Shokhan Namiq to o...

  • WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    Practice Focuses 02/08/2020

    The World Anti-Doping Agency wants a rare public hearing for sport’s highest court to judge a four-year slate of punishments faced by Russia for persistent cheating.The Court of Arbitration for Sport is preparing a hearing expected within weeks...

  • Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

    Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

    Practice Focuses 12/09/2019

    Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.In its ruling, the Superior Court affirmed the right of prosecutors to call other accuser...

  • Court won’t revive suit against gun site over spa shooting

    Court won’t revive suit against gun site over spa shooting

    Practice Focuses 11/23/2019

    The Supreme Court won’t revive a lawsuit against a firearms website over a suburban Milwaukee spa shooting.The justices rejected an appeal Monday from the daughter of one of three people shot to death by a man who illegally bought a semi-automa...

  • Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

    Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

    Practice Focuses 11/20/2019

    Myanmar said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head the legal team contesting a genocide case filed against it in the International Court of Justice over the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims two years ago that set off their exodus to Bangladesh...

  • Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Practice Focuses 09/13/2019

    A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.The Special Tribunal ...

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