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Legal news from Monday, September 7, 2015
by Emelina Perez

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged other EU countries to assist in accommodating the influx of refugees from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan; saying that the burden cannot fall on a just a few countries. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel joined the message, warning that if other EU countries refuse to accept refugees …

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by Steven Wildberger

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday called for Mexico to address the failure of its investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico last September. HRW argues the Attorney General's Office should investigate claims of abuse and obstruction of justice lodged by an expert group appointed by …

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by Steven Wildberger

President Obama on Monday issued an executive order that requires federal contractors to provide at least seven days of paid sick leave to employees. Obama announced his intent during a Labor Day speech in Boston, where he simultaneously urged Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act [H.R. 1286], which would provide similar sick leave for all …

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by Emelina Perez

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a new department-wide policy that increases the number of instances in which US law enforcement must obtain a search warrant to use cell-site technology. Law enforcement agents use cell-site technology to locate cellular devices by acting as a cell-tower; so that cellular devices in the …

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