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Legal news from Wednesday, January 1, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday dismissed a complaint challenging the US government's search of a laptop without reasonable suspicion. The complaint was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency temporary injunction on Tuesday blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against the religious group Little Sisters For the Poor. Little Sisters filed a motion for an emergency injunction Tuesday …

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by Rebecca DiLeonardo

A federal judge on Tuesday approved the release of former civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart after the director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) filed a motion requesting her sentence be adjusted to time-served. Judge John G. Koeltl granted the motion after it was filed Tuesday, finding that Stewart's terminal health condition qualified her …

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