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  • Uganda’s opposition politicians had threatened to sue the Electoral Commission if it accepted President Yoweri Museveni’s nomination papers for the 2016 elections, arguing he had not been duly nominated by his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Source:
  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 3 (Reuters) – South Africa’s MTN on Tuesday said the Nigerian regulator has renewed its operating spectrum and extended the operating licence for Africa’s biggest mobile firm to 2021 at a cost of $94.2 million. Source:
  • MUBI, Nigeria, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Life seems to be returning to normal in this northern Nigerian town a year after the army expelled the Islamist fighters of Boko Haram — shops bustle with customers and vendors hawk their wares in the pot-holed streets. Source:
  • * 9-month profit before tax of 2.38 billion naira versus 2.34 billion naira year ago Source:
  • The Supreme Court is usually a stickler for time. The Justices take the bench promptly at 10 a.m. on Court days. White and red lights on the lectern alert arguing counsel when they have five minutes left and when their time is up, respectively. And clocks around the building buzz from time to time, such […]
  • You can probably guess the firm, but can you guess the number of outgoing SCOTUS clerks it picked up? Source:
  • * An amazing look at the exact way lawyers should NOT handle cleaning up their reputation after a PR snafu. [Techdirt] * Even more bad bar results news, with Charleston School of Law taking a particularly bad hit. [Bar Exam Stats] * A single lawyer — a divorce lawyer no less — cannot bring the […]
  • The Supreme Court is going to tell us how to prove racism. Source:
  • Nearly four years ago, the Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the constitutionality of a provision of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act that allows homeowners to sue banks and title companies that pay kickbacks for the closing of a mortgage loan, even if the homeowners were not hurt because the kickbacks do […]
  • Analysis The Supreme Court seems to be eager to add new clarity to its bar to racial profiling in selecting criminal trial juries, but it spent much of its time in hearing a new case on Monday trying to sort out two procedural obstacles that apparently arose at the last minute. The Court has a […]
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