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Legal news from Tuesday, October 8, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have permitted lawful permanent immigrants to serve on juries. The bill's supporters compared disqualifying permanent residents to outdated laws that preventing women and minorities from serving on juries, while the opposition felt the measure could prevent a defendants from having cases …

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by Laura Klein Mullen

EU lawmakers on Tuesday approved sweeping new regulations to curb smoking, including limits on electronic cigarettes, bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol, or any flavored cigarettes which could be considered "gimmicks." An EU press release outlined the changes, which include graphic warnings that cover 65 percent of the packaging. Current warnings cover only …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a campaign finance case. In McCutcheon v. FEC the court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) limit on individual campaign contributions. The court previously held in Buckley v. Valeo that limits on contributions …

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by Laura Klein Mullen

The International Criminal Court (ICC) reported its busiest year on record to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. In the report, the ICC called for greater support from the UN Security Council. The ICC report talked about the futility of its decisions without the power to enforce them and discussed …

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by Theresa Donovan

Turkey lifted its ban on women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in public institutions on Tuesday. The official lifting of the ban occurred just eight days after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the change, which is part of a package of human rights reforms that Erdogan proposed. The reform …

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by Theresa Donovan

UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez on Monday urged the US to immediately end the solitary confinement imposed in 1972 on a former Black Panther. Albert Woodfox was serving a prison sentence for armed robbery in 1972, when he and another inmate Herman Wallace were charged and convicted of fatally …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Francois Crepeau urged the EU on Monday to adopt a new approach to migration that focuses on the rights of migrants. The discussion was centered around last week's sinking of the Lampedusa off the coast of Italy, which claimed the lives of 194 …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Monday annulled results from the first round of presidential elections and called for a new election before October 20. A probe of the September 7 voters list found irregularities in 5,623 of the votes, including minors, people voting more than once, deceased people and people not listed in …

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by Addison Morris

A group of 130 African organizations on Monday published a letter urging African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to declare their support for the court at the upcoming African Union (AU) summit. Amid accusations that the ICC has unevenly targeted Africa, there have been recent rumors that some …

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