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Legal news from Saturday, August 4, 2012
by Jennie Ryan

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday struck down a portion of an Ohio law [Ohio Rev Code § 3599.45] that prohibited doctors who treat Medicaid patients from contributing to the political campaigns of candidates for state attorney general or county prosecutor. The Sixth Circuit ruled that the law was an …

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by Sarah Posner

A UN rights expert on Saturday urged an independent investigation into sectarian violence taking place in the Myanmar state of Rakhine. After spending a week in Myanmar, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, warned that democratic reforms will not be successful in the …

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by Jennie Ryan

A Kansas judge on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state's new abortion clinic regulations after state officials asked that they be upheld without a trial. The state argued that they have a rational reason for enacting the new regulations in that they were put in place to protect the health and safety of patients …

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by Sarah Posner

A military commissions judge at Guantanamo Bay announced Thursday that he will hear oral arguments regarding allegations by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that the government censored discussions about torture during the trial of the 9/11 defendants. The order stated that because neither side objected to …

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