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Legal news from Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by Brittany Felder

A Bangladeshi court on Monday officially indicted 41 people with murder stemming from a 2013 garment factory collapse which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,100 people. Building owner Rohel Sana and his parents were among those charged. Of the 41 charged and indicted, seven are currently in jail and the whereabouts of a further …

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by Brittany Felder

The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who has been kept in hospital detention for nearly five years on charges of election fraud, plundering, and corruption. The Court, in an 11-4 decision, dismissed the charges citing a lack of sufficient evidence. …

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by Emelina Perez

A Wisconsin court on Tuesday ordered the state to allow voters who do not have identification to vote in November's general elections. Judge Lynn Alderman's order implemented an "affidavit option" sought by the plaintiffs, in which voters who are not able to obtain ID can still vote if they sign a declaration explaining why they were unable to do …

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