Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline A Florida appeals court affirmed Monday a lower judge’s ruling that a 16-year-old minor in the state cannot get an abortion, based on a law requiring parental consent for minors, forcing the teenager to carry her pregnancy to term as such consent laws come under increasing scrutiny in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Key Facts A three-judge panel at the First District Court of Appeals in Florida sided with a circuit court judge in Escambia County, who ruled that the plaintiff “had not established by clear and convincing evidence that she was sufficiently mature to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy,” as Florida law requires. The state’s parental consent law , enacted in 2020, lets minors seek a “judicial bypass” and get court permission to get an abortion if they can’t get consent from a parent or guardian. The judges said their decision was based on the fact that … [Read more...] about Appeals Court Blocks Florida Minor From Getting An Abortion
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National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) MANILA, Philippines —The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has urged the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision to comply with the Anti-Red Tape Authority’s (ARTA) ruling on Newsnet’s application to operate interactive pay television and multimedia services in the country. In a motion for reconsideration made public Wednesday, the NTC, through the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), said ARTA’s order is already moot and academic since it reversed itself in an order dated June 17, 2022. The June 17 order states that “following the directives laid down in Secretary of Justice Resolution in OSJ Case No. 01-2020 dated July 9, 2021, which has become final and executory,” the declaration of completeness and order of automatic approval dated Feb. 12, 2020, for Newsnet are “hereby set aside.” ARTA’s reversal was based on a resolution by the Department of Justice (DOJ) which stated that ARTA does not have the authority to … [Read more...] about NTC asks Court of Appeals to reconsider decision on Newsnet franchise
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The legal industry has been remarkably buoyant in a tumultuous world. It has weathered 9/11, the global financial crisis, economic downturns , automation, digital transformation , domestic and international instability, and the Pandemic. Through it all, the legal sector has prospered financially , even as its resistance to change has misaligned it with business and distanced it from society . Law’s financial success has come at a steep price—the health and well-being of its workforce, an obscured purpose, and high profits but low customer satisfaction. Public trust in lawyers , legal institutions , and the vitality of the rule have law are historically low. Most Americans believe the legal system is accessible only to the wealthy and the data confirms this. The legal system is widely perceived as lacking accessibility impartiality, transparency, diversity reflective of the society it purports to serve, … [Read more...] about Democratic Degradation Is Law’s Ultimate Disruptor
Representative image. Many SMEs approach us for consultation on how to implement PoSH (prevention of sexual harassment) provisions at workplaces, especially when new investors scrutinise such provisions. The new-age investors understand the need for making the workplace safe and congenial and the PoSH guideline is the first step to inclusion and diversity. Diversity on the other fronts comes later. Though the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act has been notified, the details on its administration are not clear. We hear about sordid cases of harassment every now and then. These grab the headlines, especially if the people involved are high profile. SMEs can have a major challenge if things blow over and their major ethical customers stop dealing with them due to their poor record on this front. This can also present a risk because while details of how to submit compliance reports are nebulous, the fines prescribed can create an … [Read more...] about Should SMEs take sexual harassment at workplace seriously?
A makeup artist for Amber Heard reportedly claims the actress never had any black eyes in the days before she filed for a restraining order against ex-husband Johnny Depp. Samantha McMillen did Heard’s makeup for an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in 2015, a day after Heard claimed Depp gave her two black eyes, according to a report published Tuesday by DailyMail . Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp gave her ‘two black eyes’ day before she posed for selfies on the Late, Late Show https://t.co/HGpnOx89Zr — Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) July 14, 2020 McMillen testified in the libel trial Depp brought against The Sun that she “could see clearly that Ms Heard did not have any visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries” after spending time with her “in good light, at close range, wearing no makeup.” After Heard appeared on the show she allegedly asked the makeup artist, “Can you believe I just did that show with two black eyes?” “Ms … [Read more...] about Report: Makeup Artist For Amber Heard Claims She Saw No ‘Visible Marks’ Or Injuries On Her Face