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Legal news from Saturday, March 29, 2014
by Matthew Pomy

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday vetoed an abortion bill that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier. West Virginia would have …

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by Matthew Pomy

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced two supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death for murder. The charges stem from violence in Alexandria just after Morsi was ousted. Specifically, the two were convicted of killing Morsi opponents by throwing them off a building. Two of the youths suffered serious injuries while one was …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

An Istanbul court on Friday ruled against Turkey's ban on Twitter, overturning an order that the social media website shut down an account accusing the government of corruption. Access to Twitter was suspended in Turkey last week by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the website's failure to remove allegations of government …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution urging the UN Security Council to take action against those responsible for documented crimes against humanity in North Korea. The council approved the resolution, which expressed "Deep concern at the systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," …

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