Rithu Krishna B R

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Injunction to Nevada Church’s Challenging COVID-19 Restrictions

The state of Nevada has 41,000 confirmed cases and 722 deaths. The Government placed these restrictions as measures against the further spread. The church in Nevada applied for an injunction against the restriction. The Supreme Court denied an emergency...

German Court Convicts 93-Year-Old Nazi Concentration Camp Guard

The Hamburg Juvenile Court convicted Bruno Dey for being accessory to murder. This was at the Stutthof concentration camp. He has a total conviction of 5,232 counts of accessory murder during his service between 1944 and 1945. Background Bruno Dey was...

Law Student Files Suit Against the Australian Government Over Financial Risks of Climate Change

A 23- year-old Melbourne law student sued the Government. This was for failure to disclose the risks involved in climate change and the value of government bonds. This is a class action suit and a first of its kind....

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Ban on Robocalls to Cell Phones

The exception of robocalls for debt collection by the government was held to be unlawful. It decided to sever this exception from the rest of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 1991. It held the exception violates the First Amendment...

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to the Constitutionality of “Faithless Elector Laws”

The Supreme Court rejected the challenges to the constitutionality of the “faithless elector laws”. The ruling comes before the 2020 presidential elections. The judgement allows the status quo to prevail in the current system. Background The faithless elector law penalizes presidential...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Foreign Affiliates Do Not Have First Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, held that specific requirements for the foreign affiliates of American NGOs to be funded are valid. The United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act, has a provision which states that...

US Supreme Court holds Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act to be Unconstitutional

The US Supreme Court in June Medical Services LLC v Russo held that the act which requires only doctors who have admitting privileges to perform abortions, to be unconstitutional. Justice Breyer reversed the judgement of the fifth circuit, 5-4....

US Supreme Court Rules for Expedient Removal of Asylum Seeker From Sri Lanka

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Asylum Seekers will have to prove in their initial determination that they need Asylum. They will also not be required to give hearing in Federal Court before being removed. If the claim...

US Supreme Court Limits the Amount of Fine the SEC Can Impose on Fraudulent Operators

The issue was simple, whether the SEC can get an equitable remedy of disgorgement beside remedies available under specific statutory provisions, this was for penalties and injunctive relief. Therefore, the Supreme Court enforced a stricter version of "the punishment...

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Decision on State Funding for Religious Schools

The landmark Education case before the Supreme Court of the United States could end the decades of wrangling over religious education. Espinosa v Montana Department of Revenue might be a potential watershed moment in public education. Background The Supreme Court is...

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The Federation’s International Public Speaking Summit 2021, Register By 31st December, 2020

About the Organisation The Federation is a one-of-a-kind organization based in India, founded in June 2016 by Mr. Varun Jain. Our organisational setup comprises of...

Kerala High Court Rejects Writ Petition for Rejection of Loan Application

Case: Anvardeen. K v. Union of India. Coram: Justice P.V. Asha On 24th November 2020, The Kerala High Court involving a single bench judge of the...

Supreme Court: Maritime Board Must Not Wallow in Inaction and Be Arbitrary in Its Contractual Duties

A Division Bench of the Supreme Court held that a State instrumentality such as the Maritime Board is expected to act without any arbitrariness...

Supreme Court: Right to Property Is a Constitutional Right, the Essence of Rule of Law Protects It

A Division Bench of the Supreme Court has held that permitting the State to assert indefinite right upon one’s property, without any legal sanction...