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Legal news from Sunday, April 30, 2017
by Ashley Hogan

US President Donald Trump on Saturday signed an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the US Trade Representative to review all US trade agreements and membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to determine the cause of the US trade deficit. The order calls for a comprehensive review of whether …

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by Ashley Hogan

Turkish authorities removed more than 3900 people from their positions in the civil service and military pursuant to a new national security law published on Saturday. Those removed included prison guards, clerks, academics, and employees of the religious affairs ministry, all of whom the government alleged had links to terrorist organizations. This is the latest …

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by Erik Slobe

The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday gave Muslim Brotherhood leader Wagdy Ghoneim a death sentence in absentia. He was found guilty of forming an outlaw cell from 2003 to 2015, for obstructing the constitution and state institution, assaulting citizens, and harming national unity. Ghoneim currently lives in Turkey and has rejected the …

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by Erik Slobe

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Thursday that calculating salaries based solely on prior salaries does not violate the Equal Pay Act even when it results in women being paid less than men for the same job. The case involves a math consultant working for a school district in Fresno …

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