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Legal news from Saturday, April 5, 2014
by Amy Mathieu

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill on Friday that would have codified the rights of students to pray voluntarily in school and at school events. The bill would also codify students' right to organize prayer groups, clubs or events, to wear religious jewelry or clothing and to express religious views at school events. McAuliffe reasoned …

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by Amy Mathieu

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit on Friday brought against officials of the Obama administration for the 2011 drone strikes that killed three US citizens in Yemen. The lawsuit was specifically brought against former defense secretary, Leon Panetta, former CIA …

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by Matthew Pomy

On Thursday a federal judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri ordered that a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) may continue, despite the state's objection. The lawsuit is challenging a bill intended to protect the identities of individuals who provide direct support …

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by Matthew Pomy

On Friday a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy Black, vowed to overturn the state's ban on the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages. Black, who has issued other limited opinions recognizing same-sex marriages in narrow contexts, stated that Ohio's refusal to recognize marriages entered into in other states …

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