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Legal news from Saturday, October 19, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

Amnesty International (AI) on Friday called upon the Dominican Republic reject a constitutional court ruling that would impact the nationality of Dominicans of foreign descent. The court ruling, which was issued last month, held that a person born in the Dominican Republic to parents of another nationality should not be registered as a Dominican citizen. …

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by Matthew Pomy

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state must begin recognizing same-sex marriages. The court declined to issue a stay on a lower court's decision pending appeal. The lower court ruling found that, in light of US v. Windsor, the status of civil unions deprive same-sex …

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by Max Slater

An Italian court on Friday prohibited former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from running for office for two years due to his conviction for tax fraud. However, the ruling must be approved by parliament before taking effect because Berlusconi is currently a member of the Italian Senate. If Berlusconi …

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by Max Slater

The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on Friday that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta need not be present for his whole trial for crimes against humanity. The court issued its decision in response to growing tensions between the Kenyan government and the ICC regarding the court's authority …

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