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Legal news from Thursday, March 10, 2016
by Ram Eachambadi

The Dusseldorf district court on Wednesday ruled against the use of Facebook's "like" button on an online shopping site, Peek & Cloppenburg (P&C), stating that proper consent from customers is required before transmission of their identities to Facebook. The court found that P&C failed to observe …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Poland's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that controversial government reforms to the court violate the constitution. The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) pushed the legislation through in December, creating deep divisions in the country and sparking widespread protests. The new legislation required …

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by Ram Eachambadi

São Paulo state prosecutors on Wednesday filed charges against former Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in connection with money laundering and misrepresentation of assets involving a luxury apartment in the beachfront city of Guarujá. Although the specific charges are unclear, federal investigators alleged that Lula da Silva acquired the property and that a construction …

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by Kasey Tuttle

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit agreed Wednesday to reconsider Texas' voter identification law before the entire court. A three-judge panel had ruled in August that the law, which requires 14.6 million registered voters to show photo ID at the polls to prevent voter fraud, violates section 2 of the Voting …

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by Kasey Tuttle

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Wednesday vetoed a bill banning second-trimester abortions. Tomblin expressed concern that the bill creates constitutional issues and conflicts with women's health rights. Supporters argue the procedures required during the second-trimester are particularly violent. A majority vote of both chambers would override the governor's veto. Last …

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