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Legal news from Friday, November 3, 2017
by Miracle Jones

The US Department of Justice on Friday appealed to the Supreme Court a decision from the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit permitting a pregnant minor in immigration detention to receive an abortion. The petition seeks to have the Supreme Court overturn the appeals court ruling and remand it to the District …

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by Jonathon Churchin

US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl avoided prison time but received a dishonorable discharge Friday for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after abandoning his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl was originally facing a potential life in prison sentence, though the prosecutors argued for Bergdahl to spend 14 years in prison for endangering the lives of his fellow …

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by Erik Slobe

The US House of Representatives Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee announced Thursday they will be holding a hearing on November 7 that will examine "the issue of intellectual property rights owned by entities that claim sovereign immunity on the basis of the 11th Amendment or Native American tribal immunity." The hearing will be titled …

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by Erik Slobe

Attorneys general from Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia on Wednesday joined California's federal lawsuit against the Trump administration's regulations that allow employers or health insurers with religious or moral objections to opt out of providing coverage for contraceptives in their health insurance plans. The lawsuit, first filed by California in early October in the …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday granted an interlocutory appeal by President Donald Trump challenging an earlier denial of his motion to dismiss a lawsuit arising out of statements he made at a Kentucky campaign rally in March 2016. The suit was initially filed by three individuals …

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by Miracle Jones

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday announced legislation [S.Res. 279, text] proposing restrictions on senior Cambodian government officials. The legislation identifies several ways in which the Cambodian government "continues to be undemocratically dominated" by the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and Prime Minister Hun Sen, including the passage of laws allowing the …

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by David Zwier

Judge Carmen Lamela of Spain's National Court on Wednesday jailed eight Catalan ministers by court order on charges of sedition. The court found that the ministers' actions violated Article 544, which establishes that individuals engage in sedition when they …

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