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Legal news from Saturday, February 18, 2017
by Steven Wildberger

US Magistrate Judge James Donohue on Friday ruled that Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Mexican immigrant-detainee, must be granted a bail hearing during the pendency of his immigration case. Ramirez Medina was granted permission to stay and work in the U.S. by the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but is now …

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by Steven Wildberger

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled against Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in his state's challenge to the certain tax aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The lawsuit, brought on behalf of several state subdivisions, alleged that the federal government tax on health insurance providers and certain self-insuring employers encroached on …

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by Mark Casper

Following Bosnia-Herzegovina's vow to appeal a 2007 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling clearing Serbia of genocide during Bosnia's civil war, many fear political crisis may be brewing in the Balkans. Serbia's foreign minister, Ivica Dačić, said the move was "very dangerous" and could destabilize regional and bilateral ties between Serbia and Bosnia, two countries …

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by Mark Casper

According to Texas election officials, hundreds of people were allowed to improperly cast ballots in the recent presidential election, evading the state's stringent voter ID law, by signing affidavits in lieu of showing their photo ID. State election officers are now contemplating whether to ask local prosecutors to bring criminal charges for the violations of the election laws. …

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