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Legal news from Saturday, July 21, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday upheld Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on sulfur dioxide emissions that restrict levels to 75 parts per billion over a one-hour period. The lawsuit, brought by North Dakota, Texas and three other states, challenged 75 Fed. Reg. 35520 …

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by Matthew Pomy

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Hawaii on Friday dismissed human trafficking charges against six executives and other business associates. The charges relate to a 2010 indictment that alleged the defendants enticed approximately 600 Thai nationals to come to the US by falsely promising them job opportunities and then forcing them to …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a bill that labels all non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that engage in political activity as "foreign agents" and requires them to register with the Justice Ministry before receiving any foreign funding. Opponents of this new law, which was passed by the Russian Federation Council on …

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by Matthew Pomy

A UN special committee, composed of representatives from Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Senegal, on Thursday condemned Israel's treatment of child detainees. The committee detailed law enforcement practices such as violent raids on homes without warrants, use of solitary confinement, and interrogators pressuring children to become informants. These findings prompted the UN to call for Israel to change …

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