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Legal news from Tuesday, December 13, 2016
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling that upheld Virginia's voter identification law. The plaintiffs challenged SB 1256, which requires that voters have a valid form of ID either before voting or within three days after voting, alleging that it inhibits "equal participation by protected classes …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a lawsuit Monday challenging new Texas regulations that would require the burial or cremation of aborted fetal remains. The new regulations, approved last week by the Texas Department of State Health Services, are set to take effect December 19 and would require the burial or …

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by Miracle Jones

Qatar's new labor reforms, which take effect Tuesday, fail to provide adequate protections for migrant workers, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report released Monday. The country replaced it previous 2009 sponsorship law with Law No. 21 of 2015. The report claims the new labor laws barely address labor exploitation because they …

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by Miracle Jones

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday accused Syrian pro-government forces of going door to door and systematically killing civilians in at least four neighborhoods. The killings have reportedly resulted in at least the deaths of 82 civilians, including 13 children. The situation on the ground is causing residents to take …

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