A special court in Lucknow convicted eight suspected ISIS operatives in a terror conspiracy case, an official of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Saturday, adding their conviction was a “big shot” in the arm of the agency in its nationwide crackdown on members of the global terror group. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced by the special NIA court on Monday, a spokesperson of the federal agency said. The eight convicts were arrested in 2017 in the “Kanpur conspiracy” case pertaining to planning of terror acts. The case was initially registered on March 8 at ATS Police Station in Lucknow and re-registered by NIA six days later. The NIA investigation revealed that they had prepared and tested some improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and unsuccessfully tried to plant them at various locations in Uttar Pradesh.
NASA is pressing ahead with its mission to mine metals on the moon, seeking to bolster the sustainable space travel market and set the tone for a growing space race with China. This kind of work conjures sci-fi images of robotic moon mining rigs feeding sophisticated manufacturing plants that can be used for repairing vehicles or building facilities for lunar operations. NASA isn’t the only organization putting money toward this space mining goal. Moon MaterialsMetal isn’t the only, or even the main, resource being discussed in terms of extraction from the moon. Water on the moon is trapped in craters that never see sunlight, and once extracted it could provide future NASA operations with everything from hydrogen fuel to oxygen for astronauts.26 days ago Bloomberg Law News
The FBI has launched a federal civil rights investigation into the alleged beating and waterboarding torture of two Black men, one of whom miraculously survived a bullet to the face, by sheriff deputies in a drug raid in Mississippi. “The FBI will conduct the investigation in a fair, thorough, and impartial manner,” said the statement on Wednesday. “We are fully cooperating with that ongoing investigation and will continue to do so,” the statement said. Shabazz said Jenkins gave an interview with authorities from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation from his hospital bed. Shabazz said the six deputies broke the law, called for their immediate arrests, and said he’s filing a federal lawsuit for civil rights violations.1 month ago Law & Crime
A 28-year-old deputy in Los Angeles County, Calif., now faces a murder charge in connection with the horrific 2021 crash that left 12-year-old Isaiah Rodriguez and the boy’s sister injured, according to the district attorney. Surveillance video of the horrific crash shows that the passenger side of the car was hit first with the full force of the impact. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office claims that Castro had a history of speeding and was himself a passenger in a fatal car crash just three months prior. In addition, says DA George Gascón, the incident occurred in a 25 mph school zone and the suspect was traveling at speeds as high as 95 mph. Law&Crime reached out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to inquire about Castro’s employment status.1 month ago Law & Crime
It’s a film about a morbidly obese recluse who eats himself to death, and that’s the title the film was given? So the film is titled ‘Whale’ not because of the protagonist’s condition, but because it focuses on one person’s interpretation of Melville. Everyone is dealing with trauma in their own destructive way, but this idea has no legs in the film. The film highlights relevant issues such as that trauma is intergenerational and harmful to both the person who suffers trauma, and others around that person. The Whale isn’t a great film, but, paradoxically is one worth seeing.1 month ago Law Society Journal
Part 2 discusses certain aspects of the effective date of IRS Notice 2023-7 as it applies to Party City. (The remaining $280 million, apparently being Section 1017(b) black hole excluded COD income, wouldn’t require such attribute reduction.) Pillar Two is generally proposed to apply to US-parented corporations that, like Party City, have global revenue in excess of $800 million. A Pillar Two tax likely won’t apply to Party City in 2023. ConclusionIf in 2023 Party City isn’t an applicable corporation and Pillar Two isn’t yet effective, neither Party City’s 2020 debt restructuring nor possible 2023 debt restructuring will create an immediate 2023 minimum tax.1 month ago Bloomberg Law News
No data was available regarding the number of members who transferred to the IRR for reasons related to the vaccine mandate. “I am reaching out to officially spread the word that [sic] the Marine Corps has officially repealed the vaccine mandate. “No direct authorization was given for these messages,” Jim Edwards, deputy director of communications at Marine Corps Recruiting Command, told the DCNF. “Prior Service Marine Recruiters reach out to Marines who have departed the service to provide opportunities for future service each and every day. “The Marine Corps continues to promote and encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all Marines,” Marine Corps spokesman Capt.1 month ago Law Officer
Two lawyers are cautiously optimistic for red-chip companies seeking a US listing following news that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) can inspect China-based accounting firms for the first time in history. The PCAOB’s final statement last month on completing inspections strongly indicated that the alarm over some 200 Chinese companies being kicked off the US stock exchange has been allayed. She also added that she had observed a notable rise in US IPO requests for proposals from Chinese brokerage firms. A red chip is a Chinese company incorporated outside of mainland China that transfers its domestic assets to the offshore shell firm for the purpose of listing overseas. Besides the audit hurdle, another major overhang for the Chinese company is the cybersecurity review, Ellis said.1 month ago Asia Business Law Journal