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Legal news from Monday, May 8, 2017
by Emelina Perez

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard oral arguments on Monday regarding President Donald Trump's immigration executive order. The Trump Administration is appealing a Maryland court ruling in March which placed a temporary ban on Trump's Executive Order 13780, also known as the "revised travel ban." The plaintiffs in the case argue …

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by Emelina Perez

A Chinese human rights lawyer detained in the city of Changsha since 2015 pleaded guilty Monday to incitement to subversion and disturbing legal proceedings. Prosecutors accused Xie Yang of conspiring with people in and out of China to distort reports of police brutality, with the ultimate goals of undermining state power and threatening national security. Xie's wife has …

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by Devin Montgomery

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday signed into law a bill banning so-called "sanctuary cities" in the state. Under the law, municipal officials who fail to assist with federal immigration enforcement could face civil penalties, removal from office and criminal charges. Abbot said the law was needed to maintain public safety in the …

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