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Legal news from Sunday, January 1, 2017

[JURIST] NY Governor Andrew Cuomo [official website] on Saturday vetoed a bill [Politico report] that would require the state to pay for indigent representation when counties were unable. The bill was passed six months ago with bipartisan support, though the lawsuit giving rise to the issue was settled approximately 2 … [read more]

[JURIST] California Congressman Adam Schiff, [official website] on Sunday stated that there will be a bi-partisan push [Politico news report] for stronger sanctions against Russia if incoming president Donald Trump [official website] attempts to undo those already in place [JURIST report]. Condemning Trump's consistent denial that Russia engaged in hacking … [read more]

US District Judge Reed O'Connor, of the Northern District of Texas [official website], issued an injunction [opinion] on Saturday barring enforcement of anti-discrimination provisions concerning transgender health and abortion in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The injunction comes one day before the provisions would have come into force at the … [read more]

Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, announced in his Sunday New Year's address that the country is in the final stage of preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket. Though North Korea has tested numerous missiles this year [JURIST report], it will be the first time that the nation will … [read more]

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