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Legal news from Saturday, June 18, 2011
by Michael Haggerson

The North Carolina House of Representatives on Saturday voted 67-45 to pass a bill requiring all employers with 25 or more employees to check the immigration status of their hires using the E-Verify system. The bill would take full effect after a 24-month phase in period, after which around 40 …

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by Michael Haggerson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation on Friday that would have required individuals to present government-issued photo ID cards at the voting booth. Proponents of the legislation argued [St. Louis Times report] that it is necessary to protect against election fraud. The bill also contained an extension on early …

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by Sarah Posner

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday urged the court to grant an injunction to stop the enforcement of an Indiana abortion law, which seeks to deny Medicaid funding to organizations that provide abortion services. The DOJ filed the brief in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana [official …

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by Sarah Posner

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Friday announced changes to the constitution which would transfer some of the political power held by the king to elected officials. The proposed changes would instill more authority in the country's prime minister, who would be given the power to appoint government officials as the "president of the government." The …

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