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Legal news from Saturday, November 14, 2015
by Bradley McAllister

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday granted early release to convicted war criminal Germain Katanga from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A three-judge panel of the Appeals Chamber of the ICC conducted a review of Katanga's sentence under the guidelines provided in Rome Statute Article 110 …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Bangladesh has asked Amnesty International (AI) to retract its criticism of the country's execution plans for opposition politicians convicted of war crimes at a local tribunal. In 2013 the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) convicted Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, a senior politician from Jamaat-e-Islami and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a leader of the opposition …

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by Bradley McAllister

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari in Whole Woman's Health v. Cole [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to decide whether a Texas law passed in 2013 imposes an undue burden on the availability of abortion services in the state. Specifically, the Court will review the constitutionality of two new restrictions …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The US Supreme Court said Friday that it will hold a hearing regarding a constitutional test for a new congressional districting map for Virginia. The case, Wittman v. Personhuballah, involves the 3rd congressional district, which is the only congressional district in the state that has a majority African American population. The question presented …

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