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Legal news from Sunday, January 8, 2017

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 [BBC News report] in the head shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve. While the motive for the killing remains undetermined, police are currently … [read more]

The Republican-controlled Kentucky legislature [official website] 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 [text] prohibits government employees from striking and employers from forcing workers to pay dues to labor unions that may represent … [read more]

Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland [official website] on Thursday stated [transcript] 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 … [read more]

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents [official website] on Friday appealed [notice of appeal] a ruling [opinion, PDF] that gives in-state tuition to undocumented individuals who received protections under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) [official website]. The board of regents also filed a motion [text, PDF] … [read more]

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