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Legal news from Sunday, February 26, 2017
by Jonathon Churchin

On Saturday the newly confirmed head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt announced that they would be rolling back some Obama era regulations as soon as next week. When speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, Pruitt took a tone that the previous administration's policies had a negative effect …

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by Jonathon Churchin

On Thursday the Montana House of Representatives introduced HB 536 which would allow homicide charges to be brought against doctors engaged in physician-assisted suicide. This legislation would run against the current policy of the State of Montana, which allows end of life options. In 2009 the Supreme Court of Montana ruled in Baxter v. Montana [decision, …

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by Ruben Sindahl

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) passed a resolution on Friday announcing a national boycott of North Carolina. The NAACP asked other organizations, artists, religious groups, and sports leagues to follow suit and according to the NAACP, 200 organizations are already planning to join the boycott. The first action taken by the NAACP …

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by Ruben Sindahl

Two sources with contacts in the Trump administration suggested Saturday that the US might be considering leaving the UN Human Rights Council. One source explained that several requests had come from the US State Department regarding the Council, suggesting that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might be reevaluating the US membership of the Council. The …

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