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Legal news from Saturday, June 7, 2014
by G. Redd

United Nations Secretary General Ban Kim Moon on Friday urged Israel to release Palestinian administrative detainees over fears of failing health in a hunger strike. Some sources estimate that over 290 Palestinians detained in Israel are on hunger strike, with about 70 requiring medical treatment to live. On Thursday the United Nations UN …

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by G. Redd

Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed a progressive bill for mentally ill inmates on Friday. Senate Bill 14-064 changes traditional methods of solitary confinement by mandating psychiatric evaluations and therapy for inmates diagnosed with mental illness and qualifying for disciplinary intervention. All inmates currently in solitary confinement will be evaluated within 90 days, and those …

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by William Helbling

Seven couples have filed a lawsuit to the United States District Court of North Dakota on Friday in an effort to challenge North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban. Some of the claims within the suit state that North Dakota's Constitution enactment banning same-sex marriage violates the equal protection, due process and right-to-travel clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment …

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by William Helbling

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday published a Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes. The ICC has reported that the comprehensive policy paper will help the Office of the Prosecutor work in fighting against impunity for sexual and gender-based crimes, and promote transparency and clarity as well as …

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