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The curious case of A$AP Rocky

Five months after his release from detention in a Swedish jail, A$AP Rocky returned to Stockholm to perform Wednesday. It’s a surprise comeback for the rapper, who was jailed for nearly 30 days this summer after his arrest on suspicion of assault. The case made international headlines and trained an unprecedented level of scrutiny on the criminal justice system of a country normally lauded for its progressive ideals.

The case for the International Criminal Court: Why it deserves our support

Like many post-World War II global institutions in today’s political climate, the International Criminal Court can feel disconnected from the ideals and optimism that created it as the world’s…

Afternoon Briefs: Conviction tossed because of juror’s love pursuit; suit alleges ‘perilous’ prison environment

Appeals court tosses conviction because juror sought relationship with witness

A New York appeals court has tossed the attempted murder conviction of Tysheem McGregor because of a juror’s romantic interest…

Afternoon Briefs: House seeks grand jury info to determine Trump’s truthfulness; billionaire storms out of court

Top lawyer for House tells court that grand jury info could help determine whether Trump lied

The top lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives told a federal appeals court…

Oft-quoted money laundering expert is himself charged with the crime
A University of Miami professor often quoted by journalists as an expert on money laundering, drug trafficking and corruption in South America is facing federal money laundering charges.
Judge rules woman who joined ISIS is not US citizen based on birthright citizenship exception
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled from the bench Thursday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group and traveled to Syria is not a U.S. citizen because of an exception to the Constitution’s grant of birthright citizenship.
BigLaw firm gets UK approval for nonlawyer partners and outside investment
A U.K. legal regulator has given Reed Smith approval to adopt an alternative business structure that allows the firm to have nonlawyer partners.
No-deal Brexit could have drastic consequences for criminal justice

Brexit negotiations may have been extended, but lawyers and law enforcement officials continue to worry that Exit Day—the day the U.K. leaves the European Union—could bring the gears of justice to a grinding halt.

A prosecutors’ leadership retreat in Berlin offers a stark reminder to remain vigilant

On a personal level, it was difficult to travel to a country responsible for the atrocities of the Holocaust and face ghosts of the past. But it was also heartening to see how Germany has reckoned with its shameful history. And there is much we can learn from that, writes Miriam Aroni Krinsky, who spent 15 years as a federal prosecutor and is the executive director of Fair and Just Prosecution.

Lawyer accused of flying pregnant Marshallese women to US to place children for adoption
A lawyer who is also the assessor for Maricopa County, Arizona, is facing charges in three states for allegedly operating an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant women from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Extraterritoriality, the internet and the right to be forgotten

From a legal policy point of view, the hottest issue might be that of territorial reach of content and privacy regulations.

The two main questions are to what extent laws…

European Union high court sends new signals on reach of internet regulation

A recent pair of cases out of the European Union have provided new insight into the reach of the EU’s regulation of the internet. Both cases revolve around whether an EU member state’s court can order an internet company to take down or de-list information online and whether that power extends beyond the EU.

Top European Union court rules Facebook can be ordered to remove defamatory content worldwide
The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that judges in the EU can order Facebook to remove defamatory content worldwide.
How can social media companies identify and respond to threats against human rights defenders?
The promise of greater connection and community in the digital age has been defended by human rights activists around the world. Unfortunately, social media platforms are now a primary tool for coordinated, state-aligned actors to harass, threaten and undermine advocates.
Can Rudy Giuliani rely on attorney-client privilege to avoid congressional testimony?
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has suggested that he is protected by attorney-client privilege in the impeachment inquiry by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. But at least one expert takes issue with that assertion.

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