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Legal news from Tuesday, April 30, 2013
by Sydney Normil

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Monday allowing undocumented immigrant students to attend public universities at the same tuition rate as in-state residents. The Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) law requires students to have attended high school in Colorado for at least three years or have earned …

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by Lauren Laing

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Ukraine violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by jailing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko for politically-motivated reasons. The court ruled that Tymoskenko's indefinite pre-trial detention was arbitrary and that it was not properly reviewed. The …

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by Lauren Laing

The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan on Tuesday banned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from running for public office for the rest of his life. The court also extended Musharraf's house arrest over the murder of Benazir Bhutto. Saad Shibli, a lawyer for Mushaarraf, said he would …

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by Sydney Normil

Bolivia's Constitutional Tribunal ruled Monday that President Evo Morales can run for a third election term despite the single re-election provision in the Bolivian Constitution. The constitution was amended in 2009 after Morales's first term in office began in 2005. In 2008, Morales engineered an endorsement of …

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by Jerry Votava

The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday released a report on child labor advocating social protections as the key to ending the practice. " report contributes to a better understanding of the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that generate child labour." Globally, the ILO estimates that at least 215 million children are …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal over Albama's immigration law. In Alabama v. United States [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court was asked to consider whether federal law preempts several provisions of Alabama's HB 56. The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in McBurney v. Young that Virginia has the right to exclude non-residents from accessing state records under its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The court determined the law did not violate the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV of the US Constitution, as …

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