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  • Burkina Faso’s interim government has been completed with the appointment of an army officer, Lt Col Isaac Zida, as transitional prime minister, a day after former foreign minister, Michel Kafando, was sworn in as interim president. Source:
  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Tiger Brands Ltd, South Africa’s biggest consumer goods maker, took another write off charge at its money-losing Nigerian unit, it said on Wednesday, as it posted an 11 percent increase in full-year profit. Source:
  • NAIROBI, Nov 19 (Reuters) – – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. – – – – – EVENTS: SOUTH AFRICA – Statistics South Africa releases consumer inflation data. SOUTH AFRICA – Tiger Brands Ltd due to issue results after flagging […]
  • The petition of the day is: Plumley v. Austin 14-271 Issue: Whether a reviewing court may presume that a trial judge acted “vindictively” in giving a defendant a higher sentence after resentencing, when no higher court had vacated the trial judge’s original sentence. Source:
  • Nov. 19 – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Source:
  • UPDATED Tuesday 7:52 p.m. The state filed its application for postponement, saying that when — as the state expects — the Court grants review of the same-sex marriage question, it should also take on the South Carolina case, to decide whether federal courts are barred from ruling on “domestic relations” disputes. This marks the first […]
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  • <img width="150" src="" alt="After three decades, does Zauderer need updating?” title=”After three decades, does Zauderer need updating?”>Zauderer need updating?” title=”After three decades, does Zauderer need updating?”>Analysis One of the Supreme Court’s free speech cases that still divides judges deeply on its meaning — the 1985 ruling in Zauderer v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel — may […]
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