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Legal news from Tuesday, May 26, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule in a major voter equality case, noting jurisdiction in Evenwel v. Abbott. The question presented is: "whether the 'one-person, one-vote' principle of the Fourteenth Amendment creates a judicially enforceable right ensuring that the districting process does not deny voters an equal vote." The …

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by Alexandra Farone

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday ordered Serbia's justice ministry to return Vojislav Seselj, ailing alleged war criminal, to his detention cell immediately. Seselj had been held in The Hague on charges of leading ethnic Serbs to persecute non-Serbs during the Croatia and Bosnia wars in the 1990s but …

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by Alexandra Farone

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian's trial began on Tuesday in Tehran's Islamic Revolutionary Court with a hearing that was closed to the public. Rezaian, a US-Iranian dual citizen has been detained in Iran for 10 months on charges of espionage and giving information to hostile governments. He was originally arrested without charges and held in …

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