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Legal news from Friday, January 3, 2014
by Matthew Pomy

The US government filed a motion Friday asking the US Supreme Court to remove the stay on the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that was put in place by Justice Sonia Sotomayor earlier this week. The government argues that the motion for an emergency …

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by Matthew Pomy

The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an immigrant in the country illegally may be admitted to the state bar. The court admitted Sergio Garcia based on a new California statute which grants the court discretion to admit any individual "who is not lawfully present in the …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

A leader in Bangladesh's main Islamist party was charged on Tuesday in connection with war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Abdus Subhan, who was arrested last September, was formally charged after Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) conducted an investigation. However, human rights groups say that the tribunal, which was set up in …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

Former civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was released from prison on Tuesday after a federal judge ordered the "compassionate release." Judge John Koeltl granted the motion after it was filed Tuesday, finding that Stewart's terminal health condition qualified her for "compassionate release." Stewart was released from Federal Medical Center Carswell …

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