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Legal news from Saturday, April 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The North Dakota House of Representatives voted on Friday to pass SB 2368, a measure outlawing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the controversial premise that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill was approved by the North Dakota Senate by a margin of 30-17 in February, and …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson on Friday called on the international community to protect Burkina Faso from terrorism, warning that attacks on the country's infrastructure or security would undermine social cohesion within the country, impair inward investment and further destabilize the region. Burkina Faso is particularly vulnerable due to its …

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by Max Slater

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday that exempts senior government officials from having to report their financial information online. The bill amends the Stop Insider Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) to remove many senior government officials from the reporting requirements on the grounds that the …

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by Max Slater

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ended only a few minutes after it began on Saturday when the judge recused himself because of a conflict of interest. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt from 1981 until 2011, faced re-trial on charges relating to corruption and the killing of protesters during a 2011 uprising. …

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