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Legal news from Sunday, June 22, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced on Wednesday that he has suspended his campaign's cooperation with Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), alleging fraud by the IEC. Hundreds of Abdullah's supporters gathered Saturday to protest the runoff election. On Sunday Abdullah released recordings purported to show that …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill prohibiting the practice of privately transferring custody of unwanted adopted children to unrelated individuals. This practice, called re-homing or non-legalized adoption, has come under scrutiny recently following a report documenting the abuses that tend to follow from such exchanges. Because of the …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The Obama administration on Friday announced that it would boost the ranks of immigration judges, lawyers and asylum officers to decrease the flow of undocumented children into the country. According to homeland security deputy director Alejandro Mayorkas, 52,000 unaccompanied children arrived on the US border with Mexico between October of 2013 and June …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday expressed support for a cease-fire in Ukraine's battle against pro-Russian separatists and called for both sides to negotiate a compromise. Following a ceremony commemorating the millions who died following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, Putin publicly announced that such a compromise …

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