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Legal news from Wednesday, September 30, 2015
by Matt Belenky

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violates antitrust laws by limiting what compensation student athletes can receive. The appeals court, however, rejected a proposal to pay students up to $5,000 a year in deferred compensation, finding that the cost …

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by Matt Belenky

A special court in India handed down death sentences Wednesday to five individuals convicted in bomb blasts in Mumbai that killed 188 people in 2006. Special Judge Yatin D Shinde sentenced Kamal Ansari, Faisal Atur Rahman Shaikh, Ehtesham Siddiqui, Naveed Khan and Asif Khan to death and gave life sentences to seven others. They were found …

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by Brittany Felder

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah on Tuesday blocked an order by Governor Gary Herbert that would have prevented Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds after the release of controversial videos. The videos, which depicted Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue in, what was …

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by Brittany Felder

The High Court of Justice of Catalonia summoned Catalonia, President Artur Mas on Tuesday over his involvement in the 2014 independence referendum. Mas has been accused of civil disobedience, embezzlement of public funds and abuse of power. Mas is scheduled to appear in court on October 15, and he could possibly face a …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on Tuesday expressed deep concern over human rights abuses committed by the World Bank, going as far as to call the World Bank a "human rights-free zone." Special Rapporteur Phillip Alston accused the organization of not considering human rights while conducting its work …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday ruled that a New York state law banning retailers from imposing surcharges on credit card purchases was constitutional, overruling a lower court decision. The appeals court voted 3-0 that the law, which sets out criminal penalties for retailers that impose surcharges on customers …

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by Emelina Perez

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra filed a criminal case against Attorney General Trakul Winitnaiyaphak and other prosecutors on Tuesday, accusing them of abuse of power and causing damage to others in the handling of her case. In February 2014, Shinawatra was charged with neglect of duty relating to management of the country's …

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