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Legal news from Saturday, April 4, 2015
by Taylor Brailey

An Egyptian court on Saturday began the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for their alleged diversion of public funds to upgrade family properties last year. The three allegedly diverted funds that were to be used for renovations to the presidential palace. Mubarak and his sons were originally imprisoned for their convictions. Mubarak …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday urged Egypt to halt the executions of six men convicted by a military tribunal for participating in attacks on security forces and killing two armed forces officers in a shootout in 2014. A total of nine men were accused and convicted of participating in the attack on Egyptian security …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a statement of interest on Friday with the US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia stating that the Eighth Amendment requires individualized assessment and treatment for inmates suffering from gender dysphoria. The Southern Poverty Law Center brought suit in February, …

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by Taylor Brailey

The California Fourth District Court of Appeal on Friday upheld yoga classes in public schools, holding that such classes do not violate religious rights of students or their parents. Families of children enrolled in the Encinitas Union School District sued the school, alleging that yoga classes provide a gateway to Hinduism, and are an "impermissible …

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