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At first glance, you can’t call A Murder At The End Of The World a cosy murder mystery, a term that evokes the golden age of detective fiction and its associations with vintage country houses and manners. A Murder… is too edgy, too modern, too steeped in the specific concerns of our age—climate change, the limitations of Artificial Intelligence, longevity. Its detective figure is a Gen Z hacker and true crime writer with streaked pink hair and a pixie cut. But peel back the layers of the series, set in an isolated hotel in Iceland during a retreat for some…

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Digging into the GOP front-runner’s claims on the stump and in legal filingsCourtesy of Washington Week With The AtlanticFebruary 17, 2024, 11:11 AM ETEditor’s Note: Washington Week with The Atlantic is a partnership between NewsHour Productions, WETA, and The Atlantic airing every Friday on PBS stations nationwide. Check your local listings or watch full episodes here.A New York judge has set March 25 as the start date in Donald Trump’s hush-money case, making it the first criminal trial against a former American president in U.S. history. A hearing that could derail Trump’s Georgia election-interference case is also under way, as…

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In laying the foundation for his sweeping decision against former President Donald Trump, Judge Arthur Engoron observed that “this is a venial sin, not a mortal sin.” Yet, at $355 million, one would think that Engoron had found Trump to be the source of Original Sin. The judgment against Trump (and his family and associates) was met with a level of unrestrained celebration by many in New York that bordered on the indecent. Attorney General Letitia James declared not only that Trump would be barred from doing business in New York for three years, but that the damages would come to roughly $460 million once interest…

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Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, possibly had his worst week since the start of all his legal troubles, which led him to face 91 felony counts in four different criminal trials.This week, the former president got confirmation that the first of these four trials will go ahead before the November 5 election. He was also hit with a huge fine that is likely to hurt him financially, as well as tarnish his reputation as a businessman.On Thursday, New York Judge Juan Manuel Merchan ruled that Trump’s hush-money trial—related to a payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of…

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Marilyn Manson has now been ordered to pay even more legal fees, bringing the total to nearly $500,000 (£396,000). In March 2022, Manson brought a defamation case against actress and former partner Evan Rachel Wood, who claimed that the musician started grooming her when she was a teenager and “horrifically abused me for years”. In response, Manson denied all allegations and claimed in a lawsuit that Wood  “recruited, coordinated, and pressured” women to make false statements about the musician. The case’s key claims were dismissed in May of last year. However, some parts of the case are still pending and…

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Donald Trump’s fortune, which he rode to fame and is closely tied to his public identity, could take a massive hit from back-to-back verdicts in two New York civil cases that have resulted in astronomical financial penalties for the former president. A New York judge on Friday ordered Trump to pay nearly $355 million – plus interest – for falsely altering his net worth on key financial statements to receive tax and insurance benefits.   The decisionfell slightly short of the penalties requested by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), who sued Trump in 2022 over deceitful business practices.…

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In its ongoing commitment to advancing human rights and promoting access to justice for all, Aditus Foundation have published a comprehensive report addressing critical areas for legal reform. Entitled ‘Strengthening Access to Justice for Improved Human Rights Protection ‒ A Prioritised List of Recommendations’, the report offers an analysis and actionable recommendations to address systemic challenges within the legal landscape. While Malta has a relatively strong human rights regime that seeks to protect a long list of fundamental human rights, the practical protection offered to persons whose rights have been violated or might be violated is rather weak. These obstacles…

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Farmers are back on the streets. Unlike the last time, when they marched to Delhi against the enactment of the three contentious farm laws, this time there is no immediate trigger. The demands of the farmers are manifold, but primarily, they are asking for a legal guarantee for Minimum Support Prices (MSP). While this has been a longstanding demand, there is little clarity on what it actually means. The lack of clarity has obviously led to fear mongering, with exaggerated claims about fiscal costs, monopolisation of agricultural trade and missing markets. There was similar fear mongering during the run-up to…

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Farmers are back on the streets. Unlike the last time, when they marched to Delhi against the enactment of the three contentious farm laws, this time there is no immediate trigger. The demands of the farmers are manifold, but primarily, they are asking for a legal guarantee for Minimum Support Prices (MSP). While this has been a longstanding demand, there is little clarity on what it actually means. The lack of clarity has obviously led to fear mongering, with exaggerated claims about fiscal costs, monopolisation of agricultural trade and missing markets. There was similar fear mongering during the run-up to…

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Donald Trump’s legal loss on Friday was in a civil fraud case, but that verdict, combined with others involving the former president, paints a picture of how things will go for him in criminal cases, according to one legal analyst.Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, who recently explained about an inappropriate addition to the ex-president’s Supreme Court filing, wrote a piece for MSNBC on Friday in which he argues that Trump’s loss in the case in New York “is a powerful predictor of what’s to come in his criminal trials.””The ruling, though likely to be appealed, marks another defeat for Trump…

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