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Legal news from Sunday, January 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

The UN reported on Friday that more than 6,000 child soldiers may be involved in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). According to UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) spokesperson Marixie Mercado, recruitment of child soldiers is happening on all sides of the conflict, which has …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

Egypt ratified a new constitution on Saturday after 98.1 percent of voters approved the document. It was the first Egyptian vote after the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi last July. According to Egypt's Supreme Electoral Commission, 38.6 percent of eligible voters took part in the referendum. The new constitution strengthens the …

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by Bradley McAllister

A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Friday ruled that a North Carolina state law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of physicians and patients. The lawsuit was brought by several North …

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by Bradley McAllister

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that a lower court was correct in dismissing the claim for damages brought by Abdul Rahim Abdul Razak Al Janko, a former Guantanamo detainee, on jurisdictional grounds. The court based its decision on an interpretation of Section 7 of the Military Commissions …

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