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Legal news from Monday, September 30, 2013
by Addison Morris

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Monday that it has filed a lawsuit to bar North Carolina from implementing their recently-passed voting reform bill, stating that the stricter requirements will disproportionately effect minority groups. Particularly, the DOJ takes issue with the bill's reduction of days allotted for early …

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by Addison Morris

Civil rights advocacy groups Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Virginia on Monday filed a motion for summary judgment requesting that a federal court act quickly to overturn Virginia's statutory ban on recognizing same-sex marriages. In the lawsuit, filed in August in the US District …

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by Cynthia Miley

Illinois Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sophia Hall on Friday allowed two lawsuits challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage to proceed to trial. This could permit Illinois state courts to decide whether same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Illinois or have marriages obtained in other states recognized within the state of Illinois. …

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by Cynthia Miley

An Indian court on Monday convicted Lalu Prasad Yadav, a former federal minister of India's state of Bihar and current MP, of corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating. Yadav and 44 others were found guilty of conspiracy and cheating over a scam in the mid 1990s that siphoned USD $6 million of public money. The conviction renders Yadav …

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by Max Slater

An Egyptian court on Monday upheld a one-year prison sentence against Hisham Kandil, the former prime minister of deposed leader Mohamed Morsi. Kandil was imprisoned in April for failing to follow a court order to re-nationalize a textile company sold by former president Hosni Mubarak. Kandil's administration …

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by Max Slater

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday that Turkey will end a ban on women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in public institutions. The lifting of the ban is part of a package of human rights reforms that Erdogan proposed, which also include allowing Kurdish language …

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