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Legal news from Monday, June 8, 2015
by Alexandra Farone

The Obama administration sent a formal report to Congress criticizing the Egyptian government for its human rights abuses and lack of movement toward democracy but still supporting sending $1.3 billion to Egypt in mostly military aid. The report, signed by Secretary of State John Kerry and submitted quietly on May 12, …

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by Alexandra Farone

The hostilities in Afghanistan are leading to the killing and wounding of thousands and the forced relocation of families into neighboring countries, according to Mark Bowden, the UN Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, in statements made on Monday. While addressing the Second Independent Media and Civil Society Forum in Kabul, Bowden stated that doctors …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases Monday. In Shapiro v. Mack [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will hear a challenge to the Three Judge Court Act [28 USC § 2284], which requires the convening of a three-judge district court to decide certain important lawsuits such as those concerning voter redistricting. The …

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