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Legal news from Saturday, September 10, 2016
by Ram Eachambadi

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday blocked a proof of citizenship requirement imposed upon voters by the states of Alabama, Georgia and Kansas. The court found that the parties challenging the requirement "have demonstrated irreparable harm, a likelihood of success on the merits, that the balance of equities tips …

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by Ram Eachambadi

Chelsea Manning, a former US soldier imprisoned for leaking classified documents, has gone on a hunger strike to protest her mistreatment at the Fort Leavenworth facility in Kansas where she has been imprisoned since her conviction in military court in 2013. Manning was convicted of leaking 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks and has been serving …

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by Steven Wildberger

The Aruban legislature on Friday voted to give official recognition to same-sex couples, giving them the right to register their unions and receive the benefits granted to other married people. Those benefits, such as the right to make medical decisions on behalf of a spouse or the right to a spouse's pension in case of …

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by Steven Wildberger

Construction on the Dakota Access oil pipeline was paused on Friday by request of three federal agencies that urged pipeline owner Energy Transfer Partners to pause its lawful building after a federal judge ruled in the company's favor. US District Judge James Boasberg denied injunctive relief to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which …

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