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Legal news from Saturday, March 22, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Friday struck down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Bernard Friedman ruled that the ban violates the US Constitution's guarantee of Equal Protection and also indicated that the state had failed to prove its allegation that children lacking …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The Georgia House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday night that would expand carry rights to allow firearms in places such as bars and schools. The bill was passed just before the end of the legislative session in a 112-58 vote. It would allow permit-holders to bring firearms into previously gun-free establishments and …

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by Matthew Pomy

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report on Friday detailing the asylum trends in industrialized countries in 2013. The report shows a notable increase in asylum claims across industrialized countries compared to recent years. Unlike in recent years, however, where Afghanistan has been the most common country of origin, Syria was the …

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by Matthew Pomy

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed elements of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Friday, reversing the previous administration's position on the legislation. The signing comes three days after Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty that incorporates Crimea into the Russian Federation. It also signals a closer relationship …

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