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Legal news from Tuesday, May 5, 2015
by Emelina Perez

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that police may obtain historical cell phone tower location information from third-party businesses without a search warrant. Quartavius Davis was convicted for committing seven separate armed robberies between August and October 2010 in South Florida. The prosecutor presented evidence in trial of cell tower …

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by Emelina Perez

Burundi's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that President Pierre Nkurunziza can seek a third term in office without violating the country's constitution, which states that presidents shall be universally elected into office for a term of five years and can renew the term once. Nkurunziza was appointed to the presidency by the legislature in 2005 and elected by …

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by Taylor Brailey

Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday condemned both the Syrian Assad Regime and anti-government rebels for committing human rights abuses and war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo. AI's 74-page report, based on interviews with current and former residents of Aleppo, documents "unthinkable atrocities" in the city, including the systematic use of barrel bombs …

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by Taylor Brailey

The Italian Parliament on Monday approved a controversial electoral overhaul designed to bring increased political stability to the country. The law provides new electoral rules that will provide a majority of electoral seats to a clear winner of an election. The winning party will be defined as one that receives at least 40 …

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