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Legal news from Saturday, July 2, 2016
by Matthew Santiago

US District Judge Robert Hinkle issued a preliminary injunction on Thursday blocking provisions of a new Florida law that would cut state funding to clinics that provide abortions. Though the law was planned to take effect on Friday, Planned Parenthood affiliates challenged the law's constitutionality. Hinkle found that cutting funding to certain abortion …

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by Miracle Jones

The UN Human Rights Council called on the African Union (AU) Friday to respond to a report that detailed gross human rights violations in Eritrea. The report found that systemic and widespread gross violations in the detention facilities and military camps may even amounts to crimes against humanity. The council had previously …

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by Miracle Jones

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Thursday announced a new policy that allows transgender individuals to serve openly in the military, effective immediately. The announcement, promised last week, lifted the ban that not only prevented transgender persons from serving in the military but also made a transgender identity grounds for discharge. …

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