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US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 June 2018

[JURIST] Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week:

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed [opinion, PDF] two lawsuits brought by Kaspersky lab, a Russian-based software company whose products have been banned from US government use, seeking to overturn these bans.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] dismissed the two complaints, one for failure to state a claim, and the other for lack of standing.

The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa [advocacy website] and Iowa State University student Taylor Blair filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate Wednesday alleging that House File 16 [text, PDF] is unconstitutional and puts a particular burden on minority voters.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed [press release] a bill [text, PDF] Wednesday banning abortions after 15 weeks.
US President Donald Trump signed the "Right to Try" Act [text, PDF] into law Wednesday, which authorizes terminally ill patients to seek access to certain unapproved investigational drugs directly from a drug sponsor or manufacturer.
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy [official website] signed a bill into law [text, PDF] Thursday that bans bump stocks—devices added to guns so that they may fire like automatic rifles.
The Illinois House of Representatives [official website] voted [legislative history] 72-45 on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) [text], 36 years after the deadline.
The European Court of Human Rights [official website] found [video] Thursday that Lithuania and Romania had violated articles of the European Convention on Human Rights [text, PDF] by allowing secret CIA prisons.
OutServe-SLDN, Inc. and Lamba Legal [advocacy websites] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on behalf of Sergeant Nick Harrison of the US Army Navy against the US Department of Defense [official website] alleging the military's restrictions on persons living with HIV violates the US Constitution's equal protection clause.

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The US District Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday rejected [text, PDF] atheist Michael Newdow's argument that "In God We Trust" violates the US Constitution and federal law.
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] on Tuesday blocked [text, PDF] President Donald Trump's administration from prematurely cutting off the Office of Adolescent Health [official website] funding awarded for science-based programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy.
The US Supreme Court ruled [text, PDF] Tuesday in Lagos v.
The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [text PDF] the case of City of Hays, Kansas v.
The US Supreme Court [judicial website] on Tuesday declined [docket] to hear a case in which a branch of Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] challenged an Arkansas abortion law.
The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the Fourth Amendment's automobile exception does not permit a police officer to enter the area around a home to search a parked vehicle without an invitation or a search warrant.

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