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Legal news from Monday, September 11, 2017
by Jonathon Churchin

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order Monday staying a lower court ruling, allowing enforcement of the Trump administration travel ban against refugees. The Justice Department had filed an emergency application to block a Ninth Circuit decision that would have exempted refugees from the ban. The Ninth Circuit weighed in …

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by Jennifer Suder

Google appealed its EU antitrust fine on Monday after Intel's partial victory last week against a similar EU sanction. Google's appeal comes two months after the initial antitrust fine by the European Commission for abusing its "dominance in general internet search" to unfairly promote its shopping service instead of promoting Google Shopping on its …

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by Jonathon Churchin

A panel of legal experts for the Polish Parliament concludedy Monda that Poland is entitled to seek reparations from Germany over any acts committed by the country during the Second World War. The report relies on various conventions, including the 1907 Hague Convention and the practice of reparations following WWII, to justify its …

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by Jennifer Suder

Maldives authorities suspended 56 lawyers on Monday for signing and trying to submit a petition to the Supreme Court calling to uphold the rule of law. The petition cited court violations primarily in cases against opposition politicians. The Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) deemed the petition to be an unlawful document because it interfered with the judicial system by overstepping …

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by Akira Tomlinson

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called the situation in Myanmar "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing" at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's 36th regular session Monday. During his oral presentation, Zeid addressed a lack of consistency in human rights policies, EU nonuniform voice in global human rights, and …

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by Akira Tomlinson

A Guatemalan congressional committee on Sunday recommended that President Jimmy Morales' immunity should be voided so the attorney general and the UN can investigate illegal campaign financing allegations. According to the attorney general and head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, Morales misappropriated over $800,000 from his 2015 campaign The recommendation to void immunity …

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