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  • LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May set out a drive to tackle modern slavery in Britain on Sunday, pledging more funding and a new cross-government taskforce to help stamp out what she called a “barbaric evil”. Source:
  • LAGOS, July 29 (Reuters) – Breaking the central bankers’ taboo on use of the ‘p-word’, Nigeria’s Godwin Emefiele is urging people not to panic about the banking system, saying he is on top of any trouble resulting from the worst crisis in Africa’s biggest economy for decades. Source:
  • LAGOS, July 30 (Reuters) – United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said it is continuing its aid work in northeastern Nigeria, a former stronghold of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, despite an attack on a humanitarian convoy earlier this week. Source:
  • NIAMEY, July 30 (Reuters) – Niger has extended a state of emergency in the southeastern region of Diffa for three months after a series of attacks by Boko Haram, the government said late on Friday. Source:
  • MOGADISHU, July 30 (Reuters) – Barely 12 hours after a failed coup in Turkey, Somalia’s cabinet met in Mogadishu to consider a request from Ankara to shut down two schools and a hospital linked to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric Turkey blames for the attempted putsch. Source:
  • The petition of the day is: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Maryland 15-1537 Issue: (1) Whether, when the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs an arbitration, the FAA’s judicial review standards apply in state court and preempt application of different state-law judicial-review standards; and (2) whether, when arbitrators have jurisdiction to resolve a contract dispute, the […]
  • Three days after attorneys for a seventeen-year-old transgender student urged the Supreme Court to stay out of the student’s dispute with a Virginia school board, the school board today filed its reply. It once again urged the Court to block a federal district court’s order that would require schools in Gloucester County, Virginia, to allow […]
  • At which Biglaw firms can get the most money as a Biglaw litigator, with the least impressive educational credentials? Source:
  • * You know who no one talked about at that convention? Merrick Garland. Here’s a theory as to why… [Lawyers, Guns & Money] * Steven Avery is not pleased with Dean Strang and Jerry Buting and he’s got a handwritten screed about it. [USA Today] * Law professor has bats in her belfry. [Tax Prof […]
  • North Carolina obviously enacted their voter laws in response to black turnout. The Court just called them on it. Source:
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