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Legal news from Saturday, December 17, 2016
by Ram Eachambadi

North Carolina's Republican Governor Patrick McCrory signed into law Senate Bill 4 Friday, which restricts the powers of the incoming governor Democrat Roy Cooper, who was also the state's Attorney General until he was elected. The North Carolina General Assembly also passed House Bill 17, yet to be signed by McCrory, which …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision on Friday, requiring the state of Michigan to provide bottled water to the citizens of Flint. The court affirmed a ruling that required the state of Michigan to provide water to households without water filters. Michigan attempted to stay the order, citing …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The Thailand Parliament unanimously approved a controversial amendment to its Computer Crime Act of 2007 (CCA) on Friday, which rights groups fear will give the government unrestricted power to police the web and suppress criticism. The amendment, which is being criticized as leading to more extensive online monitoring by the government and an …

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