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Legal news from Saturday, February 25, 2017
by Emelina Perez

Bombings and air strikes in Syria were committed deliberately to disrupt peace talks between both sides in Geneva, UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Saturday. De Mistura met with officers of the Syrian government and opposition forces in Geneva in efforts to resolve the ongoing conflict. Suicide attackers killed at least 32 people on Saturday …

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by Emelina Perez

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) requested the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday to hold court proceedings relating to President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. The motion referenced the stay of the proceedings issued by the court last week, after the government requested the court …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The US Supreme Court asked both sides of the Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. case on Thursday to submit letters to the court discussing "how the case should proceed in light of" the Trump administration's revocation of the Obama-era guidance on school transgender bathroom policies. The Department of Education (DOE) interpretation …

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by Steven Wildberger

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on the United States to investigate the January 2017 US raid on Al-Qaeda that resulted in the deaths of at least 14 people. US special forces conducted an intelligence-gathering raid on the small Yemen town of al-Ghyeel on January 29, 2017. According to witnesses interviewed by HRW, US forces were engaged …

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