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Legal news from Saturday, October 13, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

US President Barack Obama's campaign staff and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday urged the US Supreme Court to reject Ohio's request for an emergency stay of an injunction against the state's new early voting regulation. The new regulation would end early voting for everyone except overseas military …

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by Max Slater

A UN official on Thursday released a report indicating that the government of Iran is torturing human rights activists and threatening the activists' families with rape or death. In a report to the UN General Assembly UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed declared that human rights activists in Iran are being subjected to …

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by Max Slater

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled Friday that an Alabama law [Alabama Const. Amdt. 774] defining marriage as between one man and one woman bars a woman from adopting her female partner's child. The case concerned a woman, Cari Searcy, who married her partner, Kimberly McKeand in California in 2008. The appeals court held …

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