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Legal news from Saturday, March 26, 2016
by Emelina Perez

The League of United Latin American Citizens and Congressman Marc Veasy, along with other plaintiffs, filed an application with the US Supreme Court on Friday, asking the court to vacate a stay that allowed a Texas voter ID law to remain in place in 2014. According to the application, the US Court of Appeals …

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by Emelina Perez

Idaho Governor CL "Butch" Otter signed Senate Bill 1389 on Friday, making it legal throughout the state for Idaho residents over 21 years of age to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Previously, it was legal for anyone over 18 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit only when outside city limits [KTVB …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The Syria Accountability Project (SAP) of Syracuse University College of Law on Thursday released a report detailing statistics of extensive rape that has occurred throughout the civil war in Syria over the past six years. The report, which was compiled using international legal standards and will be distributed to the UN …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill into law that will cut off state funding to clinics providing abortions as well as impose more restrictions on abortions in the state. The law, which has been publicly criticized by Planned Parenthood, bans state funding for services at clinics that provide abortions, …

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