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Legal news from Saturday, April 5, 2014

[JURIST] Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe [official website] vetoed a bill [text] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] dismissed a lawsuit [opinion, PDF] on Friday brought against officials of the Obama administration [official website] for the 2011 drone strikes that killed three US citizens in Yemen. The lawsuit was specifically brought against [AP … [read more]

[JURIST] On Thursday a federal judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri [official website] ordered [text, PDF] that a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] may continue, despite the state's objection. The lawsuit is challenging a bill intended … [read more]

[JURIST] On Friday a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website], 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 [JURIST report] recognizing same-sex marriages in narrow contexts, stated that … [read more]

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