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Legal news from Friday, December 23, 2016
by Autumn Callan

The Obama administration is dismantling the dormant national registry program that was used to keep tabs on visitors from countries with active terrorist groups, the administration announced Thursday. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (Nseers) is a remnant element from the Bush administration's response to the terror attacks of 9/11. More than 80,000 people …

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by Autumn Callan

A bipartisan agreement to repeal North Carolina's "bathroom bill" fell apart Wednesday after each party accused the other of reneging on promises. House Bill 2 (HB2) is a state law requiring transgender people to use the public bathroom associated with the sex listed on their birth certificate. The bill was launched in response to …

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by Taylor Isaac

Deutsche Bank on Friday announced a $7.2 billion settlement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the sale of toxic mortgage securities that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. The terms of the agreement are not finalized but are expected to be in early January, prior to President-elect Donald Trump taking …

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by Taylor Isaac

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Thursday ruled that State Technical College of Missouri cannot continue mandatory drug tests for all students. After preliminary injunctions and a permanent injunction were reversed, an en banc panel of the Eighth Circuit determined that such a universal and mandatory policy is unconstitutional and …

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