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Legal news from Saturday, October 27, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

A judge for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Friday rejected a request to expedite briefing on a challenge to voter ID advertisements. The plaintiffs, which include civil rights groups such as the League of Women Voters (LWV), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Homeless Advocacy Project, are seeking …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The French National Assembly on Friday approved a bill that would reimburse women for all abortions and make contraceptives available for free to minors. France already fully pays for abortions for minors and low-income women, but this bill would reimburse all women up to € 450 (USD $580) for abortions. It would also …

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by Max Slater

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Friday that Argentina must pay $1.33 billion to bondholders when it repays its debts stemming from an economic collapse a decade ago. The Second Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that Argentina breached a promise when it prioritized paying holders of its restructured debt …

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by Max Slater

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday in Texas court arguing that a rule forbidding any clinic affiliated with abortion providers from receiving public funds violates Texas state law. The lawsuit, filed in Travis County Court, claims that a state law that denies funding to any …

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