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Legal news from Saturday, September 24, 2016
by Ram Eachambadi

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday struck down a procedure implemented by the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted that effectively eliminated inactive voters from registration rolls if they failed to respond to letters requesting confirmation of their status and addresses. The suit was filed by the A. Philip …

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by Ram Eachambadi

Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge of the Missouri Supreme Court announced at the joint annual meeting of the Missouri Bar and the Judicial Conference in Lake Ozark on Thursday new mandatory standards of practice and procedure for municipal courts within the state. The new mandatory standards are being imposed as a response to the many accusations levied against …

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by Steven Wildberger

Gabon's Constitutional Court on Saturday upheld incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba's victory over challenger Jean Ping, despite calls for a recount based on alleged vote rigging. Ping's allegations focused on the Haut-Ogooue province, where Bongo received 95 percent of votes on a 99 percent turnout. The court did not overturn the vote or demand a …

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by Steven Wildberger

US President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a bill that would have allowed 9/11 victims and their families to sue Saudi Arabia, citing concerns that it would open US diplomats and servicemen to suit abroad. Congress overwhelmingly approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) earlier this year, with support from both parties …

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