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Legal news from Saturday, March 8, 2014
by Matthew Pomy

On Friday, a judge for the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that a challenge to Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) could continue. The plaintiffs in the suit, consisting of 33 lawmakers, argue that TABOR is unconstitutional because it limits state spending and bars lawmakers from …

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by Matthew Pomy

On Saturday, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, announced a new election law regulating the upcoming presidential race. The decree will allow the election commission to set a date for the vote, expected to take place in April, and allow candidates to begin running. The election commission's decisions will now be legally protected against any form of review. According to …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Four Indiana same-sex couples filed suit against the state on Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana seeking to strike down the state's Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The act declares same-sex marriages void for purposes of state law, even if they were lawfully solemnized in another state. Indiana Attorney General …

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by Benjamin Minegar

The Supreme Court of Kansas on Friday held that the state's legislature violated the Kansas constitution when it underfunded K-12 public education during the 2009 through 2012 school years. The court found that 2009 reductions in funding for public education impeded the school districts' ability to "maintain, develop and operate local public schools," as required …

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