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Legal news from Friday, December 9, 2016
by Autumn Callan

South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Guen-hye. The final vote count was 234 to 56, well beyond the two-thirds majority needed for the impeachment motion to pass. More than 60 members from Park's conservative party crossed the aisle to vote with the opposition pushing for the impeachment. Park is accused of sharing confidential information …

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by Justin Cosgrove

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a ruling that allowed all married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their child's birth certificate. The court found that the law did not violated equal protection by "acknowledg basic biological truths." The justices found that the state of Arkansas has a vested …

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by Justin Cosgrove

A UN report released on Thursday stated that failure by parties in eastern Ukraine to implement the Minsk Agreements has led to numerous human rights violations against Ukrainian civilians. This has mainly become a concern for those who live near the "contact line' between the government and armed groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The report documented …

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by Ruben Sindahl

The Dutch disctrict court of Haarlem said Friday that Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch right wing political party, Party for Freedom, has been convicted of inciting discrimination. The incident in question happened in March 2014 during a political rally, where Wilders promised to lower the number of Morrocans in the …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Lebanese lawmakers took steps on Wednesday to overturn a law that allows rapists to avoid prosecution if they marry their victims. Article 522 of the penal code was ratified in the 1940s and maintains that those found guilty of rape could be sentenced for at least seven years but that charges could be lifted if the rapist marries …

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