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Legal news from Saturday, November 10, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged South Sudan to reverse an expulsion order against a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) staff member, claiming the government has given no good reason to support the order. Pillay said that since the government has not provided any evidence of serious …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Friday preliminarily approved a proposed settlement of $7.2 billion between merchants and Visa and Mastercard, which would be the largest settlement ever made in an antitrust case. This would end a seven-year class action against Visa and Mastercard alleging that …

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by Max Slater

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari on Friday in Shelby County v. Holder [docket, cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether Congress exceeded its authority when it renewed Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 5 requires jurisdictions with a history of preventing minority groups from voting to receive …

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