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Legal news from Saturday, April 23, 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday dropped a request to force Apple to unlock an iPhone linked to a New York drug case, stating that an individual has provided investigators with the passcode to unlock the phone. Federal prosecutors stated in a letter to US District Judge Margo Brodie of the …

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by Dominic Yobbi

A federal judge on Friday ruled that a lawsuit against two former military psychologists who developed the CIA's interrogation program under George W. Bush may proceed. US District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush of the US District Court of the Eastern District of Washington decided that the three plaintiffs, who claim …

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by Alonso Diaz

A divided Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a lifetime registration as a sex offender does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The court heard the case of Henry Petersen-Beard who was convicted as a 19-year-old of raping a 13-year-old girl. The court analyzed whether Petersen-Beard's lifetime registry as a sex offender violated section 9 of the Kansas …

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by Alonso Diaz

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday restored the voting rights of individuals who have completed the terms of incarceration and have been released from supervised probation or parole for any and all felony convictions. Under the Constitution of Virginia, the governor has the power to "remove political disabilities consequent upon conviction for offenses." The individuals' civil …

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