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Legal news from Friday, March 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

The Syrian parliament on Thursday passed a law that bans any candidate from the presidential elections if he or she has not lived in Syria for the past ten years or holds any other nationality. The residency requirement of the law effectively bars many members of Syrian opposition groups, many of whom are living in exile. Members …

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by Kimberly Bennett

A Pakistani court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf in the event that he fails to attend the next court hearing on March 31. The court also directed the government to ensure Musharraf's safety when he travels to court. Musharraf has been charged with treason related to his suspension …

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by Peter Snyder

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of eight same-sex couples against Florida challenging the state's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, names …

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by Peter Snyder

The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday condemning Russia's actions in Crimea and calling for the immediate withdraw of all Russian military forces from Ukrainian territory. The resolution states that Russia is in breach of international law and existing conventional obligations, including the UN Charter, the OSCE Helsinki Final Act, the …

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