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Legal news from Tuesday, September 13, 2016
by Miracle Jones

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Tuesday that UK courts may decide if the daughter-in-law of Abu Hamza poses a threat subject to triggering a deportation order. The case deals with the rights of immigrants and refugees who have committed crimes that create a deportation order but have children who are citizens of the host country. …

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by Ashley Hogan

Brazil's lower house of Congress voted to expel the formerly influential congress member Eduardo Cunha on Monday. The vote was largely in favor of ousting the lawmaker for "conduct incompatible with parliamentary decorum." Cunha was charged by the Supreme Court with corruption for allegedly taking bribes from companies trying to secure oil contracts. The …

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by Miracle Jones

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will introduce legislation to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage after the plebiscite was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday. The national vote would gauge voters' thoughts on the issue but would not actually legalize same-sex marriage as the parliament would still have to decide the issue. Under the prime …

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by Taylor Isaac

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that US President Barack Obama will veto legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The Obama administration has maintained this stance as the legislation progressed through Congress. While legislators are expected to attempt an …

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by Alexandra Farone

US Assistant Attorney General John Carlin told reporters Monday that more than 110 people have been charged in federal court since 2013 on counts related to the Islamic State (IS) militant group. In more than 80 percent of these cases prosecuted, someone who had accused the person believed they had witnessed the activity for which …

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by Taylor Isaac

The Neubrandenburg state court in Germany on Monday started the trial of a 95-year-old former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz camp. Hubert Zafke is charged with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder for a one-month period at the camp. Zafke's trial was set to start in February, but the judge determined he was unfit to stand …

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by Alexandra Farone

The Zambia Supreme Court has denied an application by the country's main opposition party to stop Tuesday's inauguration of President Edgar Lungu, a lawyer for the opposition party stated Monday. Lungu's inauguration had been postponed when Hakainde Hichilema, opposition leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), filed a lawsuit contesting the …

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