Nirav Modi case: UK judge’s jibes at retired Indian counterparts

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LONDON: UK judge Sam Goozée on Thursday slammed the “evidence” presented by retired judges Abhay Thipsay and Markandey Katju while arguing in favour of scam-accused diamantaire Nirav Modi. Thipsay had claimed that the evidence against Nirav would not meet the criteria of cheating and criminal breach of trust under Indian law.
Referring to a presser by law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on May 13, 2020, during which he allegedly made derogatory remarks about Thipsay and said that his evidence was directed by Congress, Goozée said, “It was clear in my view that it was a press conference given purely in
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Democrats launch sweeping bid to overhaul US election laws

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Abrams, whose voting rights work helped make Georgia into a swing state, exhorted Congress on Thursday to reject “outright lies” that have historically restricted access to the ballot as Democrats began their push for a sweeping overhaul of election and ethics laws.

“A lie cloaked in the seductive appeal of election integrity has weakened access to democracy for millions,” Abrams, a Democrat who narrowly lost Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial race, said during a committee hearing for the bill, which was introduced as H.R. 1 to signal its importance to the party’s agenda.

Democrats feel a sense of

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An Old Legal Doctrine That Puts War Criminals in the Reach of Justice

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After a decade of war in Syria, people accused of committing atrocities in the service of President Bashar al-Assad are finally facing prosecution — but in Germany and France, not Syria. Three decades after unspeakable crimes in Liberia that left 250,000 dead, defendants are on trial in Switzerland, Finland and elsewhere — but not Liberia.

Frustrated by the limits of the laboriously slow International Criminal Court and other global legal mechanisms, human-rights lawyers are achieving some success in cases pursued in national courts — mostly in Europe and far from the scenes of the crimes — under what is known

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Judge Ester Salas returning to bench after son murdered in North Brunswick, New Jersey home last summer

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) — The New Jersey federal judge whose son was killed in an attack meant for her will return to the bench on Monday.

Judge Ester Salas’ 20-year-old son, Daniel, was fatally shot and her husband what injured last summer when Manhattan lawyer and self-described antifeminist Roy Den Hollander posed as a deliveryman and opened fire at her home.

Salas previously said the July 19 attacks were gender and racially motivated, but it’s unclear if there were any other reasons why he targeted her.

Salas is now pushing to pass legislation that would scrub the personal

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Justice Dept. to appeal judge’s order on eviction moratorium

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Saturday it will appeal a judge’s ruling that found the federal government’s eviction moratorium was unconstitutional.

Prosecutors filed a notice in the case on Saturday evening, saying the government was appealing the matter the to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The appeal comes days after U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevented had overstepped its authority and that the moratorium was unlawful.

“Although the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so does the Constitution,” the judge wrote in the decision on Thursday.

In a

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