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Legal news from Wednesday, December 7, 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

A UN human rights expert called on all Australians Wednesday to end racial discrimination within the country. UN Special Rapporteur on racism Mutuma Ruteere asked the country to strengthen efforts to end racism, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination within the country. He specifically mentioned discrimination against indigenous people, migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, Muslims, and those of …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Ohio Legislature passed the "Heartbeat Bill" on Tuesday that would ban abortions when the heartbeat of the fetus can be detected. The bill would make it a fifth degree felony to perform an abortion if there is a detectable heartbeat, unless there is a risk of death or a "serious risk of the …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The UK Supreme Court heard an argument on Wednesday that the referendum vote to leave the EU is not legally binding. The appeal of last month's ruling argued that only Parliament has the authority to trigger the UK's exit from the EU. Lawyer David Pannick argued that Parliament had not created the 2015 …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Jill Stein's request for a recount of the presidential election votes is unlawful and should have been denied. The court cited a state law (MCL 168.879) that says only an "aggrieved candidate," one who has a chance of winning the election if the ballots were miscounted, …

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by William Theisen

A group of UN human rights experts called on the Chinese government Tuesday to investigate the disappearance of a prominent human rights lawyer. Jiang Tianyong has been missing since November 21, after he visited the family of another human rights lawyer who has been detained since a "crackdown" on political dissidents last summer. UN experts are …

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by Jonathon Churchin

Prosecutors in the war crimes trial of Ratko Mladić on Wednesday urged the judges to impose a life sentence. The trial commenced on May 16, 2012, before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and is now in its final stages. Mladić is commonly referred to as the "Butcher of Bosnia" for the various …

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by Alexis Wheeler

In an ongoing auto emissions scandal, South Korea announced Wednesday that it plans to fine Volkswagen (VW) an estimated USD $32 million over false advertisements. The fine is the largest of its kind, and will be levied against the manufacturer for advertisements which ran from 2007-2015. The Fair Trade Commission plans to file the complaint …

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by Alexis Wheeler

US President Barack Obama gave his final national security address in Tampa on Tuesday, urging the next administration to stay true to the American stance against torture. The president began by commending service men and women in their part against the ongoing battle against terrorism. He noted several successful ventures undertaken during his administration, which resulted in defeats to …

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by Matthew Santiago

The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of the prosecution in an insider trading case involving the gifting of confidential information to a relative. Last year the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in Salman v. United States, affirming the conviction of a …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in Life Technologies v. Promega to decide whether 1) a corporation can be held liable for actively encouraging the assembly of components of a patented invention when the same legal entity both supplies the components from the US and assembles them abroad; and 2) a supplier can …

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by Matthew Santiago

Israel's Knesset on Monday voted in favor of a revised bill intended to legalize more than 4,000 unauthorized settlement homes situated in the West Bank. The Palestinian land was occupied by Israel during the 1967 Middle East War and has since become home to more than 100 settlement outposts, not all of which have …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that violation of a seal under which a relator's complaint has been filed does not require dismissal of the entire complaint, upholding a fraud verdict against State Farm Fire & Casualty Company stemming from Hurricane Katrina. The case arose out of a complaint filed by two insurance …

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