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Legal news from Monday, May 15, 2017
by Miracle Jones

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday on the Trump administration's revised ban on travelers from some majority Muslim countries. State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump was brought before the court on appeal after the travel ban was previously struck down. At issue is the alleged discriminatory intent [JURIST op-ed] of …

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by Autumn Callan

The Supreme Court of the United States held on Monday that a creditor may seek repayment of a debt even after the statute of limitations period has expired without facing sanctions. The court, in a 5-3 decision, ruled in favor of Midland Funding, a credit management corporation, which was being sued by Aleida Johnson, …

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by Jennifer Suder

The European Union (EU) Council on Monday urged Venezuelan officials to release political prisoners and hold elections in hopes of ending the violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro. The EU called for peace saying that: Violence and the use of force will not solve the country's crisis. The fundamental rights of …

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by Autumn Callan

The Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion on Monday for Howell v. Howell ruling that a veteran does not need to pay a divorced spouse for retirement benefits that have been waived in favor of service-related disability benefits. In Mansell v. Mansell the court held that while the Uniformed Services …

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by Autumn Callan

The US Supreme Court issued an opinion for Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark on Monday holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a Kentucky state law that requires a power-of-attorney agreements to expressly grant authority to enter an arbitration agreement. The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements signed …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Monday upheld the conviction of Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, an Islamist preacher sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the 1971 liberation war in the country. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the judgment of the court, rejecting pleas from both sides to …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a lower court's rejection of a North Carolina Voter ID law. The piece of legislation, which was originally enacted in 2013 has faced numerous legal challenges over the past years, including the Supreme Court previously declining to reinstate the law before the …

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