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Legal news from Tuesday, January 3, 2017
by Matthew Santiago

President Barrack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court expired on Tuesday following the formal adjournment of the 114th Congress. The refusal to grant Garland a proper hearing has been regarded as an injustice against the Obama administration. Republicans, however, have praised Congress' inaction, stating that the Supreme …

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by Matthew Santiago

Hong Kong's former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of misconduct and accepting advantages following corrupt dealings during his term. Before leaving office in 2012, Tsang reportedly negotiated with a major shareholder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) to approve license applications. In exchange, Tsang was granted free remodeling …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a Minnesota program that keeps sex offenders confined to secure facilities after they complete their prison sentences is constitutional and necessary to protect citizens from dangerous predators. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, more than 700 offenders, argue that the program is essentially a life …

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