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  • For climate activists, all roads lead to Paris in December 2015, where the UN Climate. Source:
  • A cabinet reshuffle has calmed the nerves of investors, who plan new and expansion projects. Source:
  • Africa has a newfound resilience and attractiveness independent of commodities, and the global context, while tough, is not uniformly negative. Source:
  • It looks like 2015 might be the year of books on the Justices, mainly the female members of the Supreme Court. Cambridge University Press has just released a book on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That book, edited by Scott Dodson, has contributions by journalists, scholars, judges, and practicing lawyers, including Tom Goldstein, Lani Guinier, Robert […]
  • LAGOS, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The Nigerian naira firmed sharply on Wednesday after state-oil company NNPC sold around $350 million to lenders, helping the currency recover from a record low against the dollar. Source:
  • LAGOS, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Nigeria plans to sell about 192.39 billion naira ($1.0 bln) in treasury bills with maturities of 3-month and one year at an auction next week as part of measures to curb money supply, the central bank said on Wednesday. Source:
  • NAIROBI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. – – – – – EVENTS: *GHANA – Ghana’s statistics office due to release producer inflation data for December. *KENYA – The central bank to auction 182-day and 364-day […]
  • The petition of the day is: King Cole Foods, Inc. v. United States 14-342Issue: Whether Sixth Circuit precedent which precludes judicial review of the administrative sanction disqualifying petitioners from further participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program should be reversed because the express language of 7 U.S.C. § 2023(a)(15) permits de novo judicial review of […]
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  • UPDATED 8:25 p.m. Georgia completed the execution of Warren Hill, with death pronounced at 7:55 p.m. —————- In two brief orders allowing the state of Georgia to execute a man whose lawyers claim he is intellectually disabled, the Supreme Court gave a strong signal on Tuesday evening that it is not undertaking a general review […]