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Legal news from Saturday, November 28, 2015
by Bradley McAllister

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Friday issued an order blocking the Native Hawaiian Role Commission (NHRC) from counting the ballots and certifying the winner of a wholly native-Hawaiian election now taking place in the US state of Hawaii. In 2011 Hawaii enacted Act 195, which authorized the creation of a race-based voter …

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by Bradley McAllister

A prominent human rights lawyer was fatally shot Saturday while delivering a press statement in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Tahir Elci was an influential figure in the largely Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, and he was the head of the Diyarbakir Bar Association. Elci was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the shooting. Elci claimed he …

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