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Legal news from Saturday, September 8, 2012
by Jerry Votava

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) issued a statement on Friday calling for increased aid for the 2.5 million Syrians affected by the ongoing civil uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. The aid request for the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan was raised from US$180 million to US$347 million [UN News Centre …

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by Jerry Votava

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ruled that disabled employees are to be appointed within their company to vacant positions that they are qualified to hold. The case was brought in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against United Airlines, now United Continental Holdings (UAL) [corporate …

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by Max Slater

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed into law a bill [program bill no. 44, PDF] that amends the state's penal code to prohibit the access and viewing of child pornography on the Internet. The bill was passed in response to the state Court of Appeals decision in People v. Kent [opinion, …

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by Max Slater

Montana's Lewis and Clark County District Court ruled Thursday that the state's lethal injection method violates the provision of the Montana constitution that forbids cruel and unusual punishment. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana on behalf of two death row inmates. Judge …

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