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Legal news from Saturday, March 19, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

The Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday voted 119-38 in favor of legislation restricting late-term abortions and imposing penalties on doctors who fail to comply with the new restrictions. The legislation, which is slated to become effective at the end of August, bans abortions of "viable" fetuses. The legislation would provide …

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by Erin Bock

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday held a debate and adopted the outcomes from its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the US. The review provided the US with 228 recommendations in 10 different areas regarding human rights policies and practices. Harold Hongju Koh, a representative of the US Department of State …

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by Erin Bock

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared a state of emergency throughout the country on Friday. The state of emergency will last 30 days and gives security forces greater powers to maintain order and also includes a ban on citizens carrying arms in public. There is also a possibility that the state of …

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