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Legal news from Wednesday, January 1, 2014

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a complaint challenging the US government's search of a laptop without reasonable suspicion. The complaint was filed [press release] by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the New York Civil Liberties … [read more]

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency temporary injunction [order, PDF] on Tuesday blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) [text; JURIST backgrounder] against the religious group Little Sisters For the Poor [advocacy website]. Little Sisters … [read more]

[JURIST] A federal judge on Tuesday approved the release of former civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] after the director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) filed a motion requesting her sentence be adjusted to time-served. Judge John G. Koeltl granted the motion after it was … [read more]

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