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Legal news from Monday, July 29, 2013
by Endia Vereen

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Friday that family-owned, profit-making businesses cannot challenge the new federal health care law's birth control mandate on religious grounds. Conestoga Wood Specialties, a Pennsylvania company with 950 employees, maintains a policy not to support "anything that terminates a fertilized embryo." The company objected to the …

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by Endia Vereen

A New York-based labor rights group alleged Monday that a Taiwanese company that produces iPhones for Apple has violated labor and environmental laws in China. China Labor Watch accused Apple company, Pegatron, which assembles products including the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, of withholding employees' pay and imposing excessive working hours …

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by Kimberly Bennett

A Colombian appeals judge on Saturday ordered a notary to marry a same-sex couple, following the couples' appeal after the notary refused to marry them on June 20. In the decision, Judge Campo Elias Cordoba stated that marriage was the only contractual option that would give the plaintiffs their intended outcome. The couple will be married on …

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by Kimberly Bennett

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, on Monday praised the latest presidential amnesty that resulted in the release of 73 prisoners of conscience. His announcement, however, came with concerns over ongoing arrests of activists. On Tuesday, Myanmar President Thein Sein granted amnesty to the 73 …

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