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The US Supreme Court takes up university affirmative action policies

After abortion, firearms and vaccination obligations, the Supreme Court of the United States added a highly sensitive subject to its program on Monday, agreeing to examine affirmative action policies in universities. • Read also: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promise to defend abortion rights • Read also: A month after his defeat, the Trump camp was preparing to seize election machines The high court, firmly anchored in conservatism, will examine by the end of the year the selection mechanisms in place within the prestigious Harvard University and the public university of North Carolina. These institutions, like many others in the United States, take into account ethnic criteria to ensure student diversity and correct the under-representation of black and Hispa...
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Assange allowed to challenge his extradition in the UK Supreme Court

LONDON | British justice on Monday authorized the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange to ask the Supreme Court to be able to challenge a decision authorizing his extradition to the United States, which wants to try him for a massive leak of documents. • Read also: Julian Assange can be extradited to the United States The High Court judges made clear in their ruling that it was ultimately up to the Supreme Court, the UK's highest court, whether or not to allow the 50-year-old Australian's appeal. In December, the High Court overturned on appeal the decision of a judge who refused at first instance to extradite Julian Assange to the United States where he is being prosecuted for the dissemination, from 2010, of more than 700,000 documents classified on US milita...
Ayesha Malik, first female Supreme Court justice
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Ayesha Malik, first female Supreme Court justice

In this conservative country, the appointment of this magistrate could improve the real rights of women. Ayesha Malik notably distinguished herself by deciding to ban virginity tests on women victims of rape in 2021. “This is a historic day for the emancipation of women in Pakistan” tweeted Zartaj Gul-Wazir, the Minister of the Environment. Justice Ayesha Malik, 55, was appointed on January 6 to sit on the Supreme Court of Pakistan. This appointment must be confirmed by a parliamentary group indicates the English daily The Guardian. Ayesha Malik is the first and only woman to join the highest judicial body in this country, which has only 15% of female judges in the courts, and only 5% in the high courts. His appointment was not unanimous: refused last year, it narrowly passed in ...