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Legal news from Friday, April 27, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Thursday blocked an executive order that mandates Florida state government agencies provide pre-employment drug screening for all prospective employees and provide for random drug testing of all current agency employees regardless of classification. Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 11-58 …

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by Saheli Chakrabarty

Rwanda's Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda, who was charged under the country's anti-genocide ideology laws. Ntaganda, a former leader of the country's PS-Imberakuri party, was arrested in July 2010 and convicted in February 2011 of endangering national security, encouraging an ethnic divide and attempting to organize demonstrations. He …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday denied a request to release photos of Osama Bin Laden taken shortly after his death last year. Nonprofit organization Justice Watch filed a complaint against the Obama administration in May, claiming that the government …

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by Katherine Getty

The US House of Representatives voted 248-168 Thursday to approve a controversial cybersecurity bill that would allow private companies and the federal government to exchange private security information, despite the threat of a presidential veto. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was designed as a way to stop cyber attacks …

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by Katherine Getty

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern on Friday about threats to rule of law in Papua New Guinea. Since August 2011 there has been a battle for leadership and the legitimacy of the Prime Minister has been called into question. Pillay's concerns stem from actions taken by the government that she …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that US Border Patrol agents are routinely stopping vehicles to check the immigration status of Latinos without legal justification. The class action lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for …

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