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Legal news from Sunday, April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, alleging that the law violated their right …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 people, alleged to be members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to three and a half years each in prison. The accused were imprisoned in connection with protests last November against the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi. They were found guilty of …

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by Bradley McAllister

A new anti-terrorism bill presented in the Brazilian National Congress on Saturday shortly before the 2014 World Cup is scheduled to begin in June has raised concern among human rights groups who allege the law threatens free speech and peaceful assembly. Brazilian lawmakers argue the legislation is required to fill a …

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