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Legal news from Saturday, February 15, 2014
by Matthew Pomy

Turkey's parliament on Saturday passed a law giving parliament more control over how judges are appointed. Amid protests over suspected government corruption and even violence inside parliament the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) pushed through the bill giving the Justice Ministry more control over the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) [official …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued guidelines on Friday for banks to provide services to legal marijuana-related businesses. The guidance document lists eight priorities in line with those of the Department of Justice (DOJ) policy of marijuana law enforcement, including preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors and the diversion of the …

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by Matthew Pomy

A spokesperson for the Ugandan government, Ofwono Opondo, said in a tweet Friday that President Yoweri Museveni will sign an anti-gay law that provides for life imprisonment for homosexuals. Homosexuality has long been illegal in Uganda, and the bill was introduced to inflict harsher penalties for the crime. The bill would impose life sentences for "aggravated …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday called on all parties involved in the violent protests in Venezuela to open dialogue to resolve the situation after three were killed in demonstrations on Wednesday. Protests against current President Nicolas Maduro escalated earlier this …

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by William Helbling

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced a decree on Thursday banning gay couples or single people from countries that legally allow same-sex marriage from adopting Russian children. The Russian government resolution is purportedly aimed at helping to "improve the procedure for the transfer of children without parental care, children in …

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by Ann Schober

The Mississippi House of Representatives approved a measure on Thursday banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. According to the legislation, the bill was introduced out of concern that a fetus can feel pain by 20 weeks gestation. House member Andy Gipson, author of HB 1400, said the only exceptions to the …

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