Current Affairs 16 June

Berman: Fired federal Manhattan prosecutor argued Trump didn’t have the legal authority to remove him.

Terminated US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said he didn’t trust President Donald Trump had the power to evacuate him, however, he consented to move to one side once his deputy was named acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Berman told a congressional committee a week ago.  House Judiciary Committee discharged a transcript of Berman’s two-hour shut entryway meet, in which the previous Manhattan federal examiner talked about his discussions with Attorney General William Barr encompassing his excusal – yet would not talk about a particular case or why he thought Barr pushed to supplant him.

South China Sea dispute: the US says Beijing’s claims to the disputed area ‘completely unlawful’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated today that, China’s pursuit of offshore resources in parts of the South China Sea is “completely unlawful”. He also stated that Chana’s campaign of bullying to control the disputed water was not right. To which China retaliated accusing the US of deliberately distorting facts and International law. the US previously accused China of militarizing the South China Sea. And now again China has been building military bases on artificial islands in the region claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The countries have been quarreling over territorial disputes in the South China Sea for centuries, but tension has steadily increased tremendously in recent years.

BCI: Relaxation sought in Act, so starving lawyers can solicit work, find other jobs laid SC

The Supreme Court today (July 14) issued notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI) on a plea seeking permission to use advertisements for lawyers till March 2021 so that other paralegal work can be taken up by them to earn their livelihood amid the COVID 19 pandemic. the bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices R Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna was hearing a petition filed by advocate CharanjeetChanderpal, bringing to the court’s attention the plight of lawyers where the courts are having suspended functioning amid the lockdown.

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