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Legal news from Thursday, May 7, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1409 into law Wednesday extending the mandatory waiting period for women seeking an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. Fallin said the new law, "will allow for more time to consider medical risks as well as explore alternatives to abortion, such as adoption." The bill also …

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by Ashley Hogan

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the Patriot Act does not authorize the National Security Agency (NSA) to collect millions of Americans' phone records. The court found that section 215 of the act did not preclude judicial review and remanded the case for further consideration …

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by Bradley McAllister

The European Commission on Wednesday opened an investigation into potential antitrust violations in the e-commerce market with the scope of the investigation including a number of the world's largest technology and search companies. The commission seeks to identify any possible anti-competitive behavior that is limiting trade in the 28-country EU. The commission derives its …

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by Bradley McAllister

Burundi authorities arrested political opposition leader Audifax Ndabitoreye on Wednesday shortly after he met with East African Community (EAC) ministers in the capital city of Bujumbura. Ndabitoreye was arrested for insurrection, and the police displayed an arrest warrant to journalists as he was taken into custody. The EAC is the regional intergovernmental organization of the …

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