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Top Legal News Stories and Blogs: Weekly Roundup

Weekly roundup of top legal news stories and blogs brought to you by Lawformer.

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right. 

Source: UN News

The Russian Federation recently adopted a law obliging banks and state agencies to hand over their clients’ biometrics, including facial images and voice samples to the government database. 

Source: OpinioJuris

The Supreme Court will not allow the Biden administration to implement an immigration policy that prioritizes deportation of people arriving in the US illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. 

Source: Guardian Law

On Wednesday, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought a court order to block Facebook parent Meta Platforms from purchasing virtual reality (VR) firm Within Unlimited. 

Source: Lawyer Monthly

A month has passed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. What has happened since and what it means for abortion rights?

Source: Lawformer

The Law Commission of England and Wales provisionally suggests that the English law should explicitly recognize a category of legal objects alongside 'things in possession' and 'things in action'. This is to cope with digital assets such as cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens. 

Source: The Law Society Gazette

Is It Time to Get rid of the Billable Hour? The blog explores whether it is time to get rid of the billable hour in the legal profession, what issues they present and how to address them in a more efficient manner. 

Source: Lawyer Monthly

Twitter Inc. scored an early win against Elon Musk in its fight to make him complete his $44 billion buyout, as a Delaware judge agreed to fast-track the case with an October trial date.

Source: Bloomberg

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