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Legal news from Monday, March 28, 2016
by Taylor Isaac

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Moon v. United States and Jeffries v. United States, both dealing with criminal sentencing. The cases had ben remanded to the US Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Fifth Circuit, respectively, with instructions to consider the cases in the light …

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by Matthew Santiago

Sudan's State Minister of Social Welfare on Sunday signed a United Nations (UN) action plan that will establish new measures to protect children from armed conflict. Under the new agreement, Sudan's national security forces will put an end to child recruitment and release all children currently withheld. The Sudanese government …

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by Taylor Isaac

North Carolina individuals and civil rights groups filed a lawsuit on Monday against Governor Pat McCrory claiming the bill signed last week regarding transgender discrimination is unconstitutional and discriminatory. The bill (H.B. 2), also known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, requires students to use bathrooms and changing facilities that correspond …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement on Sunday condemning the suicide bombers who targeted Pakistani Christians celebrating the Easter holiday in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. The Secretary-General urged the Pakistani government to work towards ensuring safety for all, especially those who are members of religious minorities. More than 60 people were killed and over 100 were injured, a …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Monday. In CRST Van Expedited v. EEOC the court heard arguments regarding whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is liable for up to $4.7 million in attorney's fees for failing to satisfy their pre-suit investigation, reasonable cause, …

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by Matthew Santiago

The Federal Supreme Court of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued sentences on Sunday for 41 defendants connected to a terrorist plot to bomb malls and hotels. All 41 defendants were charged with possessing firearms and ammunition for terrorist purposes, though 7 defendants were acquitted. As for the rest, 23 defendants received up to 15 …

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by William Helbling

The Israel High Court of Justice on Sunday decided to strike down a deal that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made last December to initiate development of an offshore natural gas field. The natural gas field at issue is titled Leviathan, and the development would have substantially increased Israel's ability to become a large exporter of …

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by William Helbling

The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Monday threw out a petition introduced by secular activists that sought the removal of Islam as the state religion. Before the case began, a three-judge panel rejected the petition and did not entertain any testimony in relation to the claims brought by the activists. The petition at issue was created …

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