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Legal news from Friday, April 22, 2016
by Emelina Perez

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto sent a proposal to his nation's Senate on Thursday to reform the General Health Law and the Federal Penal Code to relax laws against marijuana, including medical use. The move comes after receiving input from the National Debate Forums on Marijuana Use, which included researchers, institutions of higher education, health professionals …

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by Emelina Perez

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday upheld a district court's dismissal of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information about the US government's use of drones for "targeted killings." The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sought to obtain legal memoranda on drone use as …

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by Alexandra Farone

Uber reached a settlement on Thursday with 385,000 of its drivers in Massachusetts and California in a case surrounding the drivers' status as independent contractors. The drivers had filed this class action lawsuit seeking employee status. Under the terms of the settlement, Uber will continue to classify these drivers as independent contractors but must pay $100 …

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by Alexandra Farone

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed concern on Friday regarding the expanding role which the Thai military is playing in the civilian administration. Thailand will soon vote on a final draft of their constitution, and a new law places limits on advocating for or against the constitution which …

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