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Legal news from Friday, September 11, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The Lyon Appeals Court in France upheld a 2012 ruling on Thursday in which the agricultural company Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of French farmer Paul Francois. Francois said he suffered various neurological problems as a result of inhaling the US company's Lasso weedkiller. Monsanto was ordered to fully compensate the grain grower for …

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by Ashley Hogan

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday blocked the use of a pesticide linked to the declining honey population in the US. The disappearance of a large number of honey bees in recent years has led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suggest a rule in May …

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by Alexandra Farone

The Office of the Prosecutor with the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed arrest warrants Thursday for Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett, two Kenyans charged with interfering with the prosecution of the Kenya Situation. As Gicheru and Bett were arrested and made aware of the contents of the warrant in July, the ICC no longer …

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by William Helbling

UN human rights experts on Wednesday welcomed a report pertaining to the enforced disappearance, torture and executions of students from Ayotzinapa in the Mexican state last year. Last week the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) called upon Mexico to address the failure of its investigation into the disappearance …

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by Alexandra Farone

A judge for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City denied defendants' request Thursday to remove the cases against the six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray out of Baltimore to another jurisdiction. The defendants' main argument was that they could not receive a fair and impartial jury trial in Baltimore due to …

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by William Helbling

California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have banned individuals from flying drones lower than 350 feet over private property without permission from a landowner. The stated purpose of the bill was to protect privacy rights of landowners from unforeseen surveillance from drones, but in his veto message, Brown said, …

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