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Legal news from Friday, May 1, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

The State’s Attorney for Baltimore City on Friday charged six police officers with crimes including murder and manslaughter over the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray while he was in police custody. Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby filed charges almost immediately upon receiving the medical examiner's report that ruled Gray's death a homicide. Gray's arrest …

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by Alison Sacriponte

French aviation giant Airbus said Friday it is filing criminal complaints alleging that German intelligence helped the US carry out industrial espionage. The criminal complaint against persons unknown was filed following German media reports that the country's spy agency BND was collecting data on European firms at the request of the US National Security Agency …

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by Steven Wildberger

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a Santa Monica, California, city ordinance prohibiting unattended exhibits in Palisades Park, deciding against the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee. The committee had been granted a "winter display" exception from the city's 1994 law banning all unattended displays, but …

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by Steven Wildberger

UN Women on Monday released Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, the gender-equality organization's flagship report on the status of women around the world. The report "proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors, including gender equality advocates, national governments and international agencies, to make human rights a lived reality for all …

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