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Calif. Rejects Affirmative Action In Education, Gov’t Jobs

California voters rejected a ballot measure that would have struck down the state constitution’s ban on affirmative action programs, marking a victory for supporters of the status quo who argued the proposal could legalize harmful, discriminatory practices…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

School’s Out: Legal Apprentices Take Alternative Path To Bar

A handful of states let would-be attorneys carve an alternative path to the bar through apprenticeships. Advocates say these programs, despite some drawbacks, could bring more diversity to the field by providing an option for those without the time or money for law school…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

 

Argentina Sees Convictions But No Closure In Terror Attack Cover-Up Trial

An Argentine federal court on Thursday convicted several individuals of meddling with the official investigation into the South American country’s deadliest incident of terrorism, the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed more than 80 people…

Read this piece in its entirety at LobeLog.

Brazil goes to the polls on Sunday. It could be the country’s most important election ever.

Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, a far-right politician named Jair Bolsonaro, was stabbed at a campaign rally last month in an attack that left him in serious condition. When the candidate returned home from the hospital last week, Brazilians staged large demonstrations both for and against his controversial, ultra-conservative agenda…

Read this piece in its entirety at Vox.

Venezuela’s New Digital Currency: Economic Gamble or Criminal Scam?

Venezuela is planning to launch a new digital currency called the “petro,” which officials in the South American country have billed as a way to ameliorate a dire economic situation. But experts say the petro could be used for more sinister purposes, including corruption and money laundering…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.