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Legal news from Sunday, January 8, 2017
by Ram Eachambadi

The Burundi government arrested six people on Saturday in connection with the murder of the country's water, environment and planning minister, Emmanuel Niyonkuru, who was shot in the head shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve. While the motive for the killing remains undetermined, police are currently calling the killing an "assassination." Many senior figures …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The Republican-controlled Kentucky legislature passed a series of controversial bills on Saturday, including right-to-work legislation and abortion restrictions, amid massive public protests. Among other things, House Bill 1 prohibits government employees from striking and employers from forcing workers to pay dues to labor unions that may represent them in collective bargaining. Additionally, House Bill 3 abolished …

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by Miracle Jones

Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland on Thursday stated that the interruption of water that has left millions of Syrians without clean access to water constitutes a war crime. The secretary, who acts as chair for the UN/ISSG Task Force on Humanitarian Access in Syria, made the statement during a press conference where the …

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by Miracle Jones

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Friday appealed a ruling that gives in-state tuition to undocumented individuals who received protections under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The board of regents also filed a motion to stay the judge's ruling until the appeal is decided. …

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