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Legal news from Saturday, March 12, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

US Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) and Senator Al Franken (D-MN) on Thursday introduced legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in federally funded public elementary and high schools from bullying. The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) was reintroduced in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate prompted by the suicides …

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by Drew Singer

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to end torture, investigate all cases of abuse against peaceful demonstrators and stop prosecuting civilians before military tribunals. HRW went on to describe witness accounts of Egyptian soldiers and others in civilian clothing attacking demonstrators, finding that "he Supreme …

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by Maureen Cosgrove

The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday failed to approve a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The Maryland Senate voted 25-21 to approve the Civil Marriage Protection Act last month and sent it to the lower house for a final vote. The failure to approve …

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by Drew Singer

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Friday granted the Obama administration's motion for expedited review over a Florida judge's ruling that the health care reform law is unconstitutional. The appeals court has yet not made a decision regarding the request that the initial …

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