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Legal news from Saturday, April 1, 2017
by Mark Casper

Legislation which would have prohibited "sanctuary cities" in the state and banned abortions where a heartbeat is detectable failed to meet the necessary procedural deadline [U.S.News report] in the Iowa Legislature Friday. First, the sanctuary city legislation would have required counties, cities, and public colleges to enforce federal immigration law. Despite the legislation, no current Iowa cities identify …

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by Mark Casper

On Friday, Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, expressed his discontent with Israel's latest decision to build settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and repeated his previous calls for a two-state solution to resolve the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In particular, a spokesman for Guterres said the UN official "condemns all unilateral actions that, like the …

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by Steven Wildberger

President Donald Trump on Friday released an executive order instructing the Commerce Department and the US Trade Representative to study causes of the US trade deficit in advance of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit next week. Trump urged, "e're going to investigate all trade abuses, and, based on those findings, we …

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by Steven Wildberger

Paraguay's Senate on Friday approved a constitutional amendment lifting Paraguay's one-term rule for presidents. Put in place by Paraguay's 1992 Constitution following long-term dictatorship, the current rules limit the president to one five-year term. Current president Horacio Cartes is seeking to lift the one five-year term limit, a measure supported in the Senate by …

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