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Legal news from Tuesday, December 5, 2017
by Jonathon Churchin

Two more lawsuits have been filed against opioid manufacturers and distributors by the state of Montana and a county in Kentucky alleging that the opioid epidemic was part of a business plan, alleging statutory negligence, civil conspiracy, fraud and other complaints. The Montana lawsuit, filed in the First Judicial District Court of Lewis and Clark County, …

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by Kylee Clark

Special Representatives of theUN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten and for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on Monday urged the Iraqi government to reconsider proposed amendments in the Personal Status Law that do not set a minimum age for legal matrimony. Gamba explained that The boys and girls of Iraq, already victims …

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by Tate Brown

Five Native American tribes filed suit Monday against US President Donald Trump after he announced his decision to reduce the size of both Utah's Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument by nearly 50 percent. The Hopi, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni and Ute Indian …

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by David Zwier

Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday withdrew a European arrest warrant seeking the deportation of Carles Puigdemont, the former President of Catalonia, and four former Catalan officials. The deposed officials fled to Belgium after Spanish courts found the October Catalan independence referendum was unconstitutional and constituted acts of …

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by Erik Slobe

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Tuesday that he could not rule out that genocide is occurring in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslim minority. During statements to a special session of the UN Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner stated that whether elements of genocide are present "is a …

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by Erik Slobe

Austria's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that a 2009 law that allowed same-sex couples to enter registered partnerships but not to get married was unconstitutional. The court ruled that the 2009 law violated the constitution by discriminating against same-sex couples. The repeal of the 2009 law will take effect at the end of …

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by Lindsay Offutt

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday, including a Tenth Amendment challenge to a federal sports betting prohibition. The first case, Christie v. NCAA, was brought by the governor of New Jersey, challenging the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which prohibits betting in sports played at the …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government recruited former M23 rebel fighters to protect President Joseph Kabila after protests broke out last December over his refusal to step down at the end of his constitutionally mandated two terms, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. During December of last year, at least 62 people …

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