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Legal news from Saturday, April 8, 2017
by Mark Casper

The Venezuelan government announced on Saturday that opposition leader Henrique Capriles has been banned from holding office for 15 years by the Venezuelan state comptroller. The ban, which was imposed for alleged "administrative irregularities" during his time as the governor of Miranda and misuse of donations from the British and Polish embassies, would bar Capriles from …

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by Mark Casper

Following the United States' missile launch in Syria earlier this week in response to a chemical weapons attack, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for restraint in handling the situation in Syria. Calling the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons "abhorrent," Guterres emphasized the need for accountability but said any resolution must be done …

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by Steven Wildberger

The US Department of Labor (DOL) on Friday accused Google of engaging in compensation discrimination against female employees. As part of an ongoing investigation, DOL Regional Director Janette Wipper stated, "we found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce." Google denied the allegation, and the investigation will continue. These allegations …

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by Steven Wildberger

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court decision overruling the state of Nebraska's long-time ban on same sex partner foster parenting. In doing so, the court compared the ban to signs reading "'whites only' on the hiring office door." The 1995 ban was first challenged in this case in 2013, brought by …

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