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Legal news from Saturday, June 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ordered a stay on the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana'sruling striking down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, pending an appeal of the case. In the two days between the ruling and the stay, hundreds of same sex …

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by William Helbling

The Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand on Thursday approved a new regulation requiring packs of cigarettes sold in the Southeast Asian country to be 85 percent covered with graphic health warnings. The new graphic health warnings have 10 variations, including messages such as "smoking causes lung cancer" and "smoke kills children." Thailand's Ministry of Health's …

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by William Helbling

New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union (EU) in an attempt to move from past Russian ties towards European influence. Ukraine, along with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, is currently a part of the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for …

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by Kimberly Bennett

Argentine federal judge Ariel Lijo on Friday charged Amado Boudou with bribery and abusing his position in negotiations with the objective of obtaining benefits for himself and others. Boudou is accused of conducting business incompatible with Articles 256, 258 and 265 of the Argentine penal code. According to Lijo's investigation, Boudou and others …

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by William Hibbitts

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution establishing a commission of inquiry to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea. The council also condemned the human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture and restrictions on freedom of speech and religion. Arbitrary imprisonment is also a problem, with military commanders reportedly imprisoning groups …

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