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Legal news from Friday, July 18, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling striking down Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban. A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma ruled in January that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge in Florida's Monroe County ruled Thursday that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled in favor of same-sex couples who had challenged the voter-approved ban after they were denied a marriage license by the Monroe County clerk. In his ruling, Garcia found that Florida's marriage laws violate the due process and …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has notified Congress that it intends to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay, officials said Wednesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reportedly notified Congress about the transfers last week, which are scheduled to take place as soon as next month. The release had been tabled since March due to …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The French Senate adopted a law Thursday calling for increased use of probation and other measures to reduce prison overcrowding. France's prison system has become increasingly overcrowded in past years, and it reportedly does little to discourage reoffending. The population of these prisons has grown by a third over the past decade …

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by Bradley McAllister

Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday issued a unanimous recommendation to seek criminal charges against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for failing to end the government's rice subsidy program, which allegedly cost the nation billions of dollars. The rice subsidy program paid Thai farmers double the market rate for rice [AP …

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by Bradley McAllister

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages in the amount of €16,000 (USD $22,000) within the next three months for placing defendants in metal cages during trial. This is the first case involving the use of cages in Russian trials to reach the Grand Chamber of the ECHR. The …

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