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Legal news from Monday, October 28, 2013
by Addison Morris

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), a Roman Catholic broadcasting network, filed a suit on Monday in federal court to challenge the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provision that requires employers to include contraception and abortion-inducing drugs in …

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by Addison Morris

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that Israel will participate in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) review of its human rights record, ending an 18-month boycott. All members of the UN are expected to undergo this review every four years to assess the state's human rights situation. Israel, which has repeatedly …

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by Peter Snyder

The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey filled charges Monday against a UK national for allegedly hacking into thousands of computer systems operated by the US government. The accused, Lauri Love and three unnamed co-conspirators are accused of infiltrating the computer systems of numerous US government agencies including the US Missile Defense Agency, …

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by Peter Snyder

The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) asked the court Saturday to set aside their decision earlier this month allowing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta not to be present for his whole trial on charges of crimes against humanity. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) [official …

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by Matthew Pomy

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned the recent attack on civilians in south-eastern Afghan province of Ghazni that killed 19 individuals. The attack used an improvised explosive device (IED) to target a bus, filled with mostly women and children, that was returning from a wedding ceremony. Jan Kubis, head …

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by Max Slater

Nations in the Middle East and North Africa are failing to provide protections for domestic workers, according to a joint report issued by three human rights organizations on Monday. The report was co-authored by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the International Domestic Workers' Network and the International Trade Union Confederation. In the press release …

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by Max Slater

An appeals court in Kuwait on Monday affirmed a 10-year prison sentence against Hamad al-Naqi, a commentator on Twitter for posts deemed offensive to Islam, according to rights activist Nawaf al-Handel. Al-Naqi was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison in June 2012 for posting insulting and defaming comments about the Prophet Muhammad …

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by Matthew Pomy

US Ambassador to Spain, James Costos, was summoned by the Spanish Foreign Ministry Monday to discuss recent reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on more than 60 million phone calls made in Spain in the span of December 2012 to January 2013. The original report was …

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