US Presidential Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children-25/09/2020--Purpose. Every infant born alive, no matter the circumstances of his or her birth, has the same dignity and the same rights as every other individual and is entitled to the same protections under Federal law. Such laws include the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), 42 U.S.C. 1395dd, which guarantees, in hospitals that have an emergency department, each individual’s right to an appropriate medical screening examination and to either stabilizing treatment or an appropriate transfer. They also include section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act), 29 U.S.C. 794, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by programs and activities receiving Federal funding.
India-SL Joint Statement on Virtual Bilateral Summit-26/09/2020-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the announcement made by Prime Minister Modi of India’s grant assistance of US$ 15 million for promotion of Buddhist ties between the two countries. The grant will assist in deepening people-to-people linkages between the two countries in the sphere of Buddhism including inter alia through construction/renovation of Buddhist monasteries, capacity development, cultural exchanges, archaeological cooperation, reciprocal exposition of The Buddha’s relics, strengthening engagement of Buddhist scholars and clergy etc.
IT Department launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals-The Income Tax Department today launched Faceless Income Tax Appeals. Under Faceless Appeals, all Income Tax appeals will be finalised in a faceless manner under the faceless ecosystem with the exception of appeals relating to serious frauds, major tax evasion, sensitive & search matters, International tax and Black Money Act. Necessary Gazette notification has also been issued today.
Legisprudence-A New Theoretical Approach to Legislation Luc J.Wintgens(ed)-Legislation, it is said, is a matter of politics, and politics is not rational. Politics is a power game, which results in compromises framed into a legislative or statutory structure. This power game seems to have its own logic and, most of the time, the results outweigh any other form of logic.
Can God and Caesar Coexist, Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law-Robert F. Drinan-The Catholic Church did not always seek religious freedom for every believer. For centuries the Church held to the conviction that governments should be required to discourage and even ban not only non-Christian religions but any version of Christianity that differed from Catholicism. Butin the Second Vatican Council radically altered that doctrine, so that now the Catholic Church strongly states that any governmental coercion of individuals to adhere or not to adhere to any religion is wrong.
Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present-Keith Whittington-A hundred years ago there were serious and lively debates over whether courts should even have the power to strike down acts of elected legislatures. Those debates are largely in the past. Courts now routinely, almost casually, invalidate legislation. But the reaction judicial review now provokes is rather different. Few argue that judges should abandon the power to review and invalidate the deliberate acts of other government officials.