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Legal news from Friday, May 5, 2017
by Autumn Callan

The Supreme Court of India upheld death sentences on Friday for four men who fatally gang raped a woman in 2012. The group, five men and a juvenile, lured the young woman, a para-medical student, and her friend onto a bus in New Dehli whereupon they repeatedly raped the woman before beating both her and her …

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by Autumn Callan

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc. for the use of a software tool that helped drivers evade local transport regulators, according to a Thursday report by Reuters. The software, known as "Greyball", was part of a larger system named Violation of Terms of Service that analyzed credit …

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by Devin Montgomery

The US House of Representatives voted 217-213 Thursday to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace them using the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA would no longer impose a tax penalty for those who don't have insurance, but would allow insurance companies to charge a penalty when someone buys …

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by Devin Montgomery

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday relaxing enforcement of rules prohibiting tax-exempt religious groups from engaging in certain kinds of political speech. An existing federal law called the Johnson Amendment prohibits tax-exempt religious organizations from campaigning for particular candidates. But interpreting what crosses the line between advocating for certain policies, which is allowed, …

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