UK Court: Sharia Marriages Not Valid Under English Law

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The Court of Appeal, the second-highest court in England and Wales after the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Islamic marriage contract, known as nikah in Arabic, is not valid under English law.     The landmark ruling has far-reaching implications. On the one hand, the decision strikes a blow against efforts […]

UC-Berkeley Removes Boalt Name From Law School Over Racist Past

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BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Workers chiseled off the Boalt name from the University of California’s law school building early Thursday morning — a first of its kind denaming process on the Berkeley campus history. The debate over the naming rights of the building began three years ago after Berkeley lecturer […]

Carter Page sues DNC and Clinton law firm over Trump dossier

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Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is suing the Democratic National Committee and the law firm that represented the committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for defamation. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division on Thursday morning, contends the DNC, Perkins Coie, […]

Italian bonds rally after change in electoral law rejected

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LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Italian government bonds rallied on Friday after Italy’s highest court rejected a proposed change in electoral law that would probably have benefited the far-right League. The Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a request by the League to hold a referendum to introduce a first-past-the-post electoral […]

The former bank robber who stole $150,000 and was jailed for 11 years is now a Georgetown law professor who advises Trump on justice reform after studying in a prison library and winning two Supreme Court cases

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Shon Hopwood, 44, spent 11 years in prison for robbing five banks in Nebraska when he was 23 years old He discovered his passion for law in a library at a federal penitentiary in Illinois The felon worked on fellow inmates’ cases, including two for the Supreme Court Hopwood got […]

The utility Customers Sue Over California Wildfire Law

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  Two Pacific Gas & Electric customers want the federal judge overseeing the company’s bankruptcy to strike down a new California law that Gov. Gavin Newsom has championed as a way of shoring up the state’s major electric utilities in the face of disastrous wildfires. A lawsuit filed Friday argues […]

The oregonians worry new zoning law may change neighborhoods

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Stewart Wershow wonders if in a few years, the tree-lined streets of his neighborhood north of Corvallis High School will look totally different. Corvallis and other Oregon cities are grappling with a new bill requiring cities to allow duplexes, triplexes and other forms of denser housing in single-family neighborhoods. Proponents […]

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