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Legal news from Saturday, August 17, 2013
by Samuel Franklin

A group of independent UN rights experts on Friday urged all parties involved in the Egyptian civil unrest to end the recent violence. The Coordination Committee, composed of six experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to oversee human rights concerns, violations and procedures, expressed their concern regarding the escalating violence in …

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by Blake Lynch

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday sent back legislation that would have made medical marijuana more accessible to patients and increased the ease with which minors could qualify for the program. Christie agreed to sign the bill if further revisions are made, including the stipulation that edible forms of marijuana …

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by Samuel Franklin

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge issued an order on Friday blocking enforcement of the state's voter identification law for the upcoming November elections. The ruling by Judge Bernard McGinley marks the third consecutive election in which the law, passed in March 2012, will not be in effect. Despite being an extension of the …

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by Blake Lynch

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Friday dropped a legal challenge against the recent presidential election results, claiming that they would not receive a fair hearing. President Robert Mugabe who has governed Zimbabwe since it gained its independence in 1980, and his ZANU-PF party were named the election winners on …

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