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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. Government Finally Retracts the Hostile International-Student Visa Policy

The international students taking online courses would no longer be barred from the United States. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs announced on July 14, at a hearing. Background  On July 6, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a...

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...

Kuwait Has Cleared the Draft Expat Bill, What Could Be Its Dire Consequences?

In the wake of rising Coronavirus cases, India's migrant workers in Kuwait are now being dealt with a disastrous blow.  Kuwait moved the new expat quota bill as the oil prices in the country collapsed. The Gulf nation seeks...

India’s Trade War With China and the GATT Agreement (1947)

"The trade war with China could end up doing more harm to the Indian economy", Arvind Panagariya recently said in an audio interview. China's exports to India are only 3% of their sum total. This 3% makes up for about 15%...

PCA Decides in the Enrica Lexie Case that India Cannot Try Italian Marines

On February 15, 2012, two Indian fishermen were killed off the coast of Kerala. They were aboard the St. Antony. Furthermore, as per India's allegations, two Italian marines killed the Indian fishermen. The former were aboard the Italian-flagged commercial...

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....

The Trump Administration to the U.S. Supreme Court: “End Obamacare”

What looks like a move to wipe out the remnants of the Obama's regime, Donald Trump has called for the elimination of Obamacare.  What is Obamacare?  Obamacare is a landmark law formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It had...
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NUSRL | Constitution in its Seventies: National Blog Writing Competition

About the Competition On 26-11-2020, India celebrates the landmark 71 Years of its Constitution which was formally adopted on 26-11-1949. The Constitution, though young, has...

Call for Papers: Sharda University’s Conference on Green IP and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies [Feb 6, 11 AM]: Submit by Dec 25

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