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Legal news from Tuesday, April 4, 2017
by Alexandra Farone

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stated to reporters on Monday that the US will continue to take action to sanction terrorists through the UN Security Council, despite other countries utilizing their veto power. Haley did not name China, but her comments come in the midst of India's ongoing efforts to sanction Masood …

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by Rachel Gerber

The United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) said Tuesday that it is monitoring alleged ceasefire violations in the neutral zone between Pakistan and India (the LOC). UN Secretary General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric explained the situation. "We’ve seen the alleged ceasefire violations over the Line of Control, which are currently being investigated …

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by Alexandra Farone

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault condemned a suspected chemical attack in Syria and called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the issue. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that an attack took place on a hospital in in Idlib …

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by Brittany Felder

The US Supreme Court on Monday held in McLane v. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that " A district court’s decision whether to enforce or quash an EEOC subpoena should be reviewed for abuse of discretion, not de novo." The Court relied on two factors, one considering the "longstanding practice of the courts of appeals[']" review …

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by Brittany Felder

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously decided in Dean v. United States that trial courts could consider mandatory minimums when imposing sentences for other underlying offenses. In Dean, the appellant had been convicted of several robbery and firearm charges and two additional charges of " possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday upheld a visa ban on an Iranian student seeking to study in Germany. Sahar Fahimian applied to study sensitive security topics at a University in Germany, but was subsequently denied the visa by the German government, citing various security issues that could be used once the degree was obtained. …

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by Rachel Gerber

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases on Monday. Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC [docket; cert. petition, PDF] focuses on a corporate liability issue. The plaintiffs in the case are victims of terrorist attacks in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. They allege that the bank and its offices in New York …

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by Jennifer Suder

The California State Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Monday that would expand protections for undocumented immigrants by prohibiting state or local law enforcement from using resources to investigate, detain, report or arrest people for immigration violations. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be barred from working inside county jails and from receiving notifications when a prisoner …

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by Lindsay Offutt

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum on Monday, ordering the Department of Justice to undertake a comprehensive review of all police reform activities issued during the Obama administration. During the Obama administration and in light of societal issues with police brutality, the DOJ required many state and local law enforcement agencies …

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by Lars Peterson

The Hungarian National Assembly on Tuesday passed a law in a fast-track process which would require foreign universities to have campuses in Hungary and their home countries.This bill threatens to push out Central European University (CEU), which is a private institution in Hungary funded by George Soros and is …

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by Justin Cosgrove

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted to endorse Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court 11-9, setting up a confirmation vote before the full Senate later this week. Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley stated that "Judge Gorsuch is eminently qualified. He’s a mainstream judge who’s earned the universal respect of his colleagues on …

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by Justin Cosgrove

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday over a Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage. The Mississippi law would let merchants and government employees cite religious belief in denying services to same-sex couples. The law started as House Bill 1523 and was …

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