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  • This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the classification of Title VII’s administrative-exhaustion requirement as a jurisdictional prerequisite or a waivable claim-processing rule; the meaning of the statutory term “confidential” in the Freedom of Information Act’s Exemption 4; the derivation of the religious-autonomy doctrine; and whether a […]
  • LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Several Angolan cargoes changed hands on Thursday, after a week of inertia, while trade in Nigerian crude remained subdued as a high volume of unsold cargoes kept buyers reluctant to step in. Source:
  • Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of an Alabama man who was convicted of both federal and state gun charges arising from the same traffic stop. He is challenging what is known as the “separate sovereigns” doctrine – the idea, based on longstanding Supreme Court rulings, that the federal […]
  • The main opposition candidate in Nigeria’s upcoming elections in February has picked a running mate from the South-East region, a mostly non-voting Igbo area. Source:
  • LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, must play a bad hand of cards as well as he can at next week’s meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers in Vienna. Source:
  • Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister. Source:
  • LAGOS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The Nigerian naira weakened by 1 percent on the black market on Thursday to 370 per dollar, its weakest since August 2017. Source:
  • For this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe covers yesterday’s oral argument in Timbs v. Indiana, in which the justices considered whether the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to the states. Robert Barnes reports for The Washington Post that the question “seemed to strike the […]
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