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  • UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved a phased drawdown of peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region that could almost halve the number of troops over the next year if conditions are conducive and the government is cooperative. Source:
  • John C. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, and former Dean, at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, and a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute. The Supreme Court’s October Term 2016, just concluded, might justifiably be described as fairly lackluster. The court had before it none of the “hot […]
  • David S. Rubenstein is Professor of Law and Director, Robert J. Dole Center for Law & Government, Washburn University School of Law. For anyone still wondering how President Donald Trump’s travel ban is possibly constitutional, “immigration exceptionalism” is the reason. The phrase captures the idea that special constitutional doctrines apply in immigration cases that don’t […]
  • ABUJA, June 29 (Reuters) – The cost of keeping a Nigerian presidential jet at a London airport while President Muhammadu Buhari is in Britain on medical leave will not exceed $1,300, his spokesman said on Thursday, denying media reports of much higher costs. Source:
  • * Signing of a JV agreement to establish new company, Cellarams DMK Ltd, in partnership with DMK Group, a German dairy co‍​‍​ Source:
  • Charles Roth is the Director of Litigation at the National Immigrant Justice Center. NIJC filed or joined amicus briefs in seven of the cases discussed below. Most deportation orders are entered in obscurity, without counsel, without even an immigration judge to do the honors. This term, immigration was on the front pages, and the Supreme […]
  • LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Angola’s Sonangol sold out its August cargoes, sources said, while Nigerian crude began trading more quickly due to what buyers said were “more realistic” differentials. Source:
  • The Tanzanian government submitted three bills to parliament on Thursday that would allow it to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts, the latest in a string of moves that have alarmed foreign investors. Source:
  • The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. – – – – – EVENTS: Mauritius releaseS revised 2017 GDP growth forecast and Q1 growth rate GLOBAL MARKETS The dollar shuddered to its lows for the year on Thursday as a drumbeat of […]
  • The petition of the day is: Xue v. Sessions 16-1274 Issues: (1) Whether an asylum applicant suffers “persecution” under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42)(A) if he or she is forced to practice his or her religion in secret in order to avoid state-imposed punishment; and (2) whether a court of appeals reviews the Board of Immigration […]
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