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Legal news from Saturday, July 20, 2013
by Blake Lynch

Judge Joe Heaton of the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Friday granted Hobby Lobby a temporary exemption from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provision requiring carriers to offer insurance coverage for birth control. Hobby Lobby and its sister company, Mardel, have argued …

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by Blake Lynch

Russian political activist and lawyer Alexei Navalny was freed from jail on Friday, less than 24 hours after he was sentenced to five years for embezzling 16 million rubles (USD $500,000). Navalny and his co-defendant, Petr Ofitserovon, were freed pending appeal on the condition that they not travel outside Moscow. Widespread protests erupted …

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