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Legal news from Saturday, October 6, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona held a hearing on Friday at the request of Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPA) to determine whether, under an Arizona law prohibiting state funding to facilities that perform abortions, such facilities will still be paid for low-income residents' gynecological exams and other …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

A registered sex offender filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of California last week challenging ordinances in four Orange County cities that ban registered sex offenders from city-owned parks, campgrounds and other recreational areas where children may gather. The city ordinances were all modeled after a 2011 Orange County ordinance …

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by Max Slater

A three-judge panel in Vatican City on Saturday sentenced the former butler of Pope Benedict XVI to eighteen months in prison for leaking confidential papal documents. Paolo Gabriele was convicted on charges of theft for stealing confidential papers from the Vatican, photocopying them and passing them on to a journalist who wrote a book …

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by Max Slater

The US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Friday sentenced the ex-superintendent of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) to three and a half years in prison for manipulating state standardized test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms. Judge David Briones sentenced former EPISD superintendent Lorenzo Garcia to 42 months in prison …

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