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Legal news from Tuesday, May 15, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill allowing pharmacists to refuse to dispense drugs that they "reasonably believe" might result in the termination of a pregnancy, his office announced Monday. Critics of the legislation claim that it will allow pharmacists to refuse to distribute emergency contraception, but …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee on Monday signed an executive order requiring government agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed out-of-state. Rhode Island law currently allows civil unions for same-sex couples, but the law was silent on whether same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions should be recognized. In 2007, the attorney general …

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by Michael Haggerson

The US Supreme Court denied certiorari on Monday in Igartua v. United States, a case challenging Puerto Ricans' inability to vote in US presidential elections. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled in November 2010 that Puerto Ricans could not vote because Puerto Rico is not a …

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by Michael Haggerson

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit partially on Monday reversed the district court's refusal to grant a temporary injunction for Apple against Samsung for Samsung's "Galaxy" line of products. The appeals court agreed with the district court in denying a temporary injunction on three …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced Monday that his office will seek arrest warrants for two rebel leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The office filed an arrest warrant application for Sylvestre Mudacumura, a …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Hall v. United States that family farmers filing bankruptcy under Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code cannot discharge a capital gains tax incurred by a post-petition sale of a farm, as the profit of that sale is not considered part of the estate. The …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

A judge for the District Court of Oklahoma County on Friday ruled that an Oklahoma law restricting how doctors may use abortion-inducing drugs to treat patients was a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution. The law required doctors prescribing abortion drugs to meet stricter requirements, including administering the drug on location in the medical …

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