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Legal news from Thursday, June 4, 2015
by Alexandra Farone

The North Carolina legislature gave final approval on Wednesday to the Women and Children's Protection Act of 2015, which mandates a 72-hour waiting period for abortions after a woman has been informed by a physician of her options and the risks of the procedure, except in the case of a medical emergency. The …

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by Alexandra Farone

Judge Anwar Gabri of the Egyptian Court of Cassation ordered a retrial on Thursday for former president Hosni Mubarak regarding his complicity in the killings of hundreds of protestors in the 2011 demonstrations that ousted his regime. This order overturns his acquittal by Cairo's Criminal Court last November, and he is …

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by Dominic Yobbi

A Muslim rights organization called Wednesday for a thorough investigation into the fatal shooting of a Muslim man in Boston. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) made the request a day after 26-year-old Usaama Rahim was killed by police after having been under surveillance by the Joint Terrorism Task Force. CAIR Director Jennifer Wicks also …

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by William Helbling

The government of California on Wednesday agreed to a settlement that may lead to the state reinstating the use of its death chamber. Under the terms of the settlement the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will provide new regulatory standards for lethal injections after the US Supreme Court rules in Glossip v. Gross [SCOTUSblog …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Interpol on Wednesday issued "wanted person alerts" for six men having ties to the ongoing FIFA scandal on charges including racketeering, money laundering and corruption. The alerts are a notice and warning that the men may be arrested in any country to which they travel. The six men include two senior officials and four corporate …

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by William Helbling

Around 8,000 Nigerian civilians have been killed since 2011 as a result of abuses by military forces, Amnesty International (AI) reported Wednesday. The report attributes civilian deaths to torture, starvation, suffocation and executions by military forces at detention camps. AI's Secretary General Salil Shetty said, "he previous Nigerian administration's utterly callous 'see no evil, hear no …

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