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Stuntman's death: Four more jailed for rioting

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Gang member Muhammad Nazmir Osman and his friends attacked two men who had looked at their group during an argument.

It set in motion a night of violence in 2015, that would end with the death of American stuntman John Denley Nelson, 30. 310 more words

Current Affairs

Is Government a person? Court rules on anti-harassment law provision

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In a rare split decision, the Court of Appeal ruled, 2-1, that the Government cannot invoke an anti-harassment law that allows persons to stop the publication of false statements against them. 1,113 more words

Current Affairs

Essential MLK Day Reading for Lawyers and Other Humans

Script Idea for New Courtroom Drama

For this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I’ve got a movie idea to pitch. Picture this. A racist white sheriff rules his county in the Jim Crow South with an iron fist. 1,181 more words

Lawyers

Niqabs make witnesses more truthful? Not so fast, says critique of landmark Canadian study 

Strikes me as a valid critique but look forward to debate and further research:

A team of researchers schooled in deception has cast doubt on a landmark Canadian study which found that the wearing of niqabs actually improves courtroom truth-telling.

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Multiculturalism

Free Speech Clash: Justices Considering Offensive Trademarks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren’t exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. 776 more words

News

Amnesty International Urges FG To Obey Courts And Free Zakzaky

Amnesty International has called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency release the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiite, Shiek Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, following a court order mandating the government to set him free. 317 more words

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