Zimbabwe court rules citizens abroad cannot vote in upcoming election

The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that citizens of Zimbabwe living outside of the country would be ineligible to vote in the nation’s upcoming July election. Zimbabweans living in the diaspora, or scattered around the world, and represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights [advocacy website] filed suit arguing that...

Dataism vs. Privacy-Facebook in the Spotlight

The Challenge of Policing Facebook Are our institutions up to the challenge of protecting users from information-age problems? This is the high-level question emerging from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica debate. While on one hand Facebook and similarly-situated companies will pay some regulatory price, our public institutions are also in the crosshairs. In the U.S., the much-praised...

Environmental Legislation in Bahrain

-The present essay is the product of a thourough research, conducted for long period and presented in Bahrain – It is true that the commercial and industrial developments are the main reasons for why the countries progress. But, it also brings some adverse effects for the environment. As industries emit the dangerous gases which not...

Federal Judge Holds Kansas Elections Official In Contempt Of Court

A federal judge has found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying a court order in a case testing that state’s controversial proof-of-citizenship voting law. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson says Kobach violated her preliminary injunction to allow some potentially ineligible voters to remain eligible to cast a ballot, pending...

Brazil appeals court denies Lula appeal

The Fourth Federal Regional Court [official website, in Portuguese] in Brazil on Wednesday denied [order, in Portuguese] another appeal from former president Lula da Silva [CNN profile]. Lula was jailed earlier this month after losing an appeal [JURIST report] to the Supreme Court of Brazil. This failed appeal is year another setback for Lula and...

Kentucky sues opioid manufacturers

The state of Kentucky on Wednesday sued [complaint, PDF] several opioid manufacturers alleging that they “trivialized, mischaracterized, and failed to disclose” the “serious risk of addiction” inherent in the use of the high strength pain killers. The state claims that including Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals [corporate websites] “undermined evidence that opioids...