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Legal news from Thursday, May 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring wrote a letter to the state's public colleges and universities on Tuesday declaring that undocumented children who qualify under the US Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be eligible for in-state college tuition. Experts report the new policy will impact …

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by Dominic Yobbi

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday stated that the power struggle between Sudanese president Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar is pushing the nation towards "catastrophe." While visiting South Sudan to investigate recent mass killings throughout the country, Pillay saidthat her findings "reinforced the view" that the country's leaders have …

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by Bradley McAllister

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that Pennsylvania's mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges is constitutional. A group of four judges from across the state, including Judges Benjamin Lerner and John Herron of Philadelphia, Leonard Zito of Northampton County and Gerald Solomon of Fayette County, appealed to the Third …

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