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Legal news from Sunday, December 15, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren

Protests relating to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to back out of an EU trade agreement occurred in Kiev on Saturday. The US has threatened to impose trade sanctions on the Ukraine in response to the crackdowns, and Yanukovich himself has reportedly denounced the violence, calling for an investigation into those directly …

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by Samuel Franklin

The US District Court for the District of Utah struck down part of Utah's anti-bigamy law on Friday in the case of Brown v. Buhman, holding that the cohabitation prong of the state law is a facial violation of the free exercise of religion under the First Amendment. Judge Clark Waddoups, in …

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by Samuel Franklin

The US Department of Education announced on Friday that for the purposes of applying for and receiving federal student financial aid, the federal government will now recognize all legal same-sex marriages. In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Windsor, the Department of Education explained that …

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