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Legal news from Saturday, March 12, 2016
by Miracle Jones

A judge for Ohio's Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on Friday granted an emergency order allowing 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the November election to vote in the Ohio primary next week. The case arose after Secretary of State Jon Husted released a voting manual in December stating that 17-year-olds …

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by Miracle Jones

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Friday signed a bill into law making Oregon the first state to remove coal from its power supply. Senate Bill 1547 not only not only requires the elimination of coal fired resources but also creates limits on neighboring states as well. Senate Bill 1547 requires electric companies to remove …

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by Steven Wildberger

Cooperation among judges is vital to combating terrorism and upholding the rule of law around the world, UN officials said Thursday. In an effort to " counter-terrorism measures within the human rights and legal frameworks," the UN brought together Supreme Court justices from around the world at an event sponsored by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). …

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by Steven Wildberger

West Virginia and South Dakota on Thursday enacted controversial laws limiting abortions. In West Virginia, lawmakers overrode Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto and passed a law preventing the dilation and evacuation abortion procedure, widely held to be the safest second-trimester abortion method. Tomblin vetoed the bill citing patient health concerns and worries that …

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