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Legal news from Monday, July 1, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) signed an agreement in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers to try Habre for allegations of crimes against humanity, …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The chief judge of the US District Court for the District of Kansas on Sunday refused to block a portion of a Kansas abortion law that requires abortion providers' websites to contain a link to a state information page. The ruling, in a suit brought by Planned Parenthood, follows a ruling by a …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Sunday rejected a request by Proposition 8 supporters to block the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in California. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal advocacy group, had filed an emergency petition] on Saturday arguing that the US Court of …

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