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Legal news from Saturday, November 5, 2011
by Julia Zebley

Ohio Governor John Kasich on Friday signed into law House Bill 63, creating further restrictions on minors if they seek an abortion without parental consent. The new law puts several conditions in place, advancing the former law of making a minor receive a judge's consent to have an …

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by Dan Taglioli

The New Jersey Superior Court Friday ruled that a marriage equality lawsuit can continue, partially denying a motion to dismiss filed by the New Jersey Attorney General. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit in June on behalf of Garden State Equality (GSE), New Jersey’s statewide LGBT advocacy …

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by Julia Zebley

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Friday rejected the appeal of condemned murderer Reginald Brooks, affirming but not definitively ruling on Ohio's new death penalty procedures. In July, Judge Gregory Frost stayed the executions of two inmates, agreeing with their …

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by Dan Taglioli

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay praised the engagement of Moldova government officials Friday but noted troubling deficiencies in citizens' economic and social rights, during a press conference at the end of her four-day visit to the country. Pillay said, from the capital city of Chisinau, that …

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