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Legal news from Sunday, June 30, 2013
by Addison Morris

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged European Union's High Representative Catherine Ashton and other EU member states' representatives to condemn Saudi Arabia for recently convicting seven governmental critics of inciting protests through Facebook. The men were detained for a year and a half before being charged and sent to trial. All seven …

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by Addison Morris

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal advocacy group, filed an emergency petition on Saturday, stating that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's recent decision lifting California's ban on gay marriage was not legal and was decided prematurely. This petition comes one day after the Ninth Circuit announced [JURIST …

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by Blake Lynch

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday ruled that a Fremont, Nebraska ordinance that bans renting to undocumented immigrants is constitutional. The panel held that the ordinance does not have an "impermissible effect by removing a class of aliens from the city" or intrude on …

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by Blake Lynch

Russia President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed into law a bill banning the promotion of "homosexual propaganda" among minors. The law also imposes fines of up to 5,000 rubles ($166) and creates the power to suspend legal entities for 90 days for citizens who disseminate information suggesting that homosexuality is "socially equivalent" to …

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