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Legal news from Sunday, October 13, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged the international community to take action after a second migrant ship capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa last week during an attempt to cross from Africa to Europe. The incident resulted in nearly 30 deaths. Ban emphasized the need to adopt new approaches to …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The African Union (AU) unanimously resolved Saturday that African heads of state should be immune from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC). In particular the AU denounced the ICC trials of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. The AU alleges that …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie challenging a lower court ruling that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry. The decision will allow the case to skip appellate-level hearings and move straight to the Supreme Court, …

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