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Legal news from Saturday, April 11, 2015
by Taylor Brailey

An Egyptian criminal court on Saturday sentenced US citizen Mohamed Soltan to life in prison for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and for transmitting false news. Soltan, who was arrested in 2013 and staged a hunger strike while in prison, is a citizen of both the US and Egypt. Judge Mohamed Nagi Shehata, who handed down …

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by Taylor Brailey

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday ruled against portions of a Missouri law which required those providing health plan advice to obtain a license from the state, concluding that the licensing portions of the state law are pre-empted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The European Central Bank (ECB) on Friday released an opinion on Greece's draft law prohibiting the foreclosure of primary residences. Under the draft law, banks are prohibited from auctioning primary residences valued at less than €300,000 (USD $317,580), provided that borrowers meet certain total wealth requirements. The draft law is intended to replace Greece's recently-expired …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The Idaho State Legislature on Friday voted to kill legislation that would have brought the state into compliance with federal guidelines on the collection of child support. Legislators were concerned that the bill would force Idaho to enforce child support rulings made in foreign tribunals, particularly those enforcing Islamic law, under the Hague Convention on …

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