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17:11 EDT

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] on Friday urged South Sudan to reverse an expulsion order [press release] against a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) [official website] staff member, claiming the government has given no good reason to support the order. Pillay said that [read more]

16:11 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] on Friday preliminarily approved a proposed settlement of $7.2 billion between merchants and Visa and Mastercard [corporate websites], which would be the largest settlement ever made in an antitrust case. This would end [read more]

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[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] on Friday in Shelby County v. Holder [docket, cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether Congress exceeded its authority when it renewed Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 [Cornell LII backgrounder]. Section 5 requires jurisdictions with [read more]

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