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Legal news from Monday, May 27, 2013
by Theresa Donovan

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at the opening of the spring session of the UN’s Human Rights Council on Monday spoke against continued war crimes and crimes against humanity occurring in Syria. Pillay expressed concern regarding reports that describe the slaying of entire Syrian families and shelling of communities, as …

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by Benjamin Minegar

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally gave the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) authority to enforce …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Texas lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that penalizes the possession, display and distribution of any image or video captured by an illegal drone, and increases penalties to up to $10,000 if those images or videos are subsequently posted on the internet. In addition, the bill makes it a Class C misdemeanor to use an "unmanned …

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